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Youth

Jeta winners
The WJCB supports and encourages travel by young people involved with, or interested in, the Jersey breed. The programmes available are:

1) The Jersey Educational Travel Award (JETA): Details of which can be found below.

2) The Jersey Scholarship Travel Award: This is a direct grant payable towards the travel expenses of people between the ages of 25 and 40 years who wish to travel to undertake a specific piece of research relating to the Jersey breed and is conditional on support from the member national association and a report on the findings being supplied to the WJCB for publication.

Extract from Living the Dream, World Jersey Cattle Bureau Youth Travel Scholarship By Tahnee King

“For years I had wanted to travel to Canada; seeing the genetic influence that some of world’s best cows such as Duncan Belle have had on our herds over here really captured my interest... ..Early in 2009 I was honoured to receive the World Jersey Cattle Bureau Youth Travel Scholarship, which allowed me to fulfil my dreams of working on some high profile jersey farms, as well as attending world- renowned dairy cattle events while experiencing the Canadian culture.”

JETA - Jersey Educational Travel Award

The WJCB Jersey Educational Travel Award is a scholarship award that is open to young Jersey cattle breeders who have:-

 Demonstrated unique leadership qualities through their interest in the Jersey breed, or

 Achieved success in their efforts to breed and develop profitable dairy businesses, and

 Whose future endeavours will benefit from the knowledge and new ideas that can be gained by contact with other Jersey breeders from around the world.

The programme provides financial awards to enable up to five individuals to attend and participate in the next International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau, held every three years in a major dairy producing country, which will next be held in South Africa.

Awards will cover the cost of travel documents, return air fares and ground transportation, registration and all other conference fees for the week of the conference. The recipients will also be awarded Life Membership of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau.

JETA awards have now been held during the last four international conferences; Canada 2005, Jersey 2008, New Zealand 2011 and South Africa 2014.

Twenty young Jersey breeders have been given the opportunity to develop their careers with this programme and many have gone on to become leaders of the industry in their respective countries and well as being members of a select group of individuals.

(The table of recipients is below)

JETA Award Winners 2005 - 14

Year Africa Europe Latin America North America Oceania
2014 Arno Theron
(South Africa)
Martin Schuler
(Switzerland)
Vanessa Ruiz
(Costa Rica)
Brian Barlass
(USA)
Jane Sykes
(Australia)
2011 Jenny Evans
(Mozambique)
Benoit Guioullier
(France)
Mariano Storani
(Argentina)
Jennifer Vander Muelen
(Canada)
Troy Mauger
(Australia)
2008 Wikus van der Meuwe
(South Africa)
Henrik Dalgaard Christensen
(Denmark)
Ruben Dario Galvis Goez
(Colombia)
Robin Denniston-Keller
(USA)
Lyna Beehre
(New Zealand)
2005 Waweru Gatheca
(Kenya)
Andre van Weerdenburg
(Denmark)
Eduardo Kashiwagi
(Brazil)
Aaron Ray Tompkins
(USA)
Mark Shaw
(New Zealand)