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.
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’’.