Matthew George Young Stockman Award – 10 year Anniversary

July 4, 2019

2019 Applications Now Open

Matthew George was a promising young farmer with a keen interest in the cattle breeding industry. Following Matthew’s death in a tragic car accident, the Angus cattle community of Australia rallied together, along with local business from Beaufort and Ballarat area, to form The Matthew George Young Stockman Award in his memory. This Award offers young cattle farmers the opportunity to travel to Canada to study beef cattle breeding and genetics.

This annual Award is offered nationally in July with the winner being announced at the Royal Melbourne Show. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the Award and special celebration will take place at the Angus Australia gala dinner. The Award provides an opportunity for young breeders, aged 18 to 25 years, to undertake an overseas study tour of beef cattle breeding programs, developments and practices. As well, they act as young ambassadors for the beef cattle industry in Australia.

Application criteria and application form can be found on the Ballarat Foundation website.

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Lorraine George (Matthew’s Mother)
“Our humble and heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in establishing this Award. Your generosity is enabling the future generation of young Australian Cattle Breeders to broaden their global knowledge of the Beef Cattle Industry. We can all share with pride and joy the transformation of the Award Winners on their return.

They have greater self-confidence and knowledge of the cattle industry as well as a network of newfound friends and industry leaders in other countries with whom they can share their passion for cattle breeding over a lifetime.  Their journeys have been amazing.”

Amy Bolton – Winner 2017

“I have been fortunate enough to be a recipient of the 2017 Matthew George Young Stockman Award. This scholarship has provided me with the opportunity to design my own tour over 3-4 months throughout Canada & the USA to study the beef supply chain, such as different programs, feedlots and genetics.

I would like to extend an enormous heartfelt thank you to David & Lorraine George along with their family, the Ballarat Foundation and all of it’s supporters. I feel so privileged and cannot wait to share my tour with everybody that has supported me.”