National Beef Association
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NBA NI join Greenmount bursary scheme

24th September 2018

Region: Northern Ireland

On Friday 14th August NI NBA Chairman Stephen Heenan attended the Greenmount bursary fair along with Rosie McGowan. It is the first year that the NBA have decided to support the bursary scheme, offering £1000 to an individual studying in their first year of either foundation or degree level agriculture to assist them in funding their academic studies.

The essay question posed by the NI NBA Committee asked this years cohort to “Discuss the factors affecting the profitability of rearing and finishing dairy bred cattle in comparison to suckler bred cattle.”

Speaking on the bursary fair Stephen commented,

“It was a great experience to meet so many young and enthusiastic students, and to see the beef industry represented so well with bursaries provided from processors to genetics companies. With beef farmers becoming an aging population it is becoming ever important that we support the next generation and inspire them to become involved in our industry. We hope our essay question will make students think about the many different systems available within our varied supply chains and what key factors affect the bottom line.

As well as the bursary we will also be sponsoring two students on our trip across the water to the NBA Beef Expo in Kendal to attend the farm walks and be exposed to the latest technologies and ideas the seminars and trade stands showcase.”

For more information about the bursary and how to apply please contact Rosie McGowan; [email protected]