2018 Scholarship Applications are now closed
2018 PWS Annual dinner & scholarship announcement
March 1, 2018- Wagga NSW.
Peter Westblade Scholarship
The Peter Westblade Scholarship exists to promote the practical skills associated with the sheep and wool industry and aims to deliver hands on experience to young people aspiring for a career in this dynamic industry.
The Peter Westblade Scholarship has been set up to honour the late Peter Westblade, who passed away in 2008. Peter was a true visionary of the sheep industry, epitomising compassion and devotion to a cause. Peter was passionate about breeding profitable sheep, a strong supporter of young people interested in agriculture and had a balanced approach to all things. His legacy lives strongly amongst those who had the fortune to know such a great person.
Western Australia Trip- August 2017
In August, Harrison & Rachael accompanied Craig Wilson on his annual classing trip. On arrival into Perth, the crew grabbed a hire car & drove to Kendenup to Billandri Merino Stud. Harrison & Rachael were given a history of the stud as well as an explanation of the direction taken and barriers overcome with changes in the Merino industry. A farm tour followed. The next stop on the agenda was Wattle Dale Merino Stud via Mallee Fowl Reserve. An interesting detour from the Merino fiesta as well as a good chance to stretch legs after being in the car on long straight WA roads. Esperance was next and playing tourists was on the cards. The beach was amazing.
Once at Wattle Dale Merino Stud in Scadden, it was back to work, the rams were classed and data was analysed which was insightful for Harrison & Rachael. After a big day a few beers and a WA sunset were in order. The final day involved setting up for Wattle Dale Field Day then back to the Perth airport for the trip home.
Harrison and Rachael had an amazing time in the West and learnt a great deal……So much so Rachael had half convinced herself to move over.
Sally Martin pictured with 2017 recipients Harrison Mulquniy & Rachael Gawne
2017 Finalists, Jodi Davis, Harrison Mulquiny, Joe Wladen, Rachael Gawne, Emma McCrabb & Sally Smyth.
Our 2016 Recipients
Emily Anderson, 24, graduated from the University of New England in 2012 and has worked in the family’s sheep and wool enterprise at Binda. She also works part-time for a local contract shearing team.
“I would like to take advantage of the opportunities this scholarship provides to expand my skill set and to gain a better understanding of the many facets of the sheep and wool industry.’’
Josh Molloy has worked both on and off-farm in the sheep and wool industry since leaving school.
“I would like to learn more about genetics, explore new technology and study the wool processing pipeline from farm to final product’’.