HCC Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Scholarship will open in Spring 2019. 


Do you want to:

  •     Improve your business;
  •     Travel abroad to visit producers;
  •     Learn more about the global industry;
  •     Feedback information to other producers?

Then HCC would like to hear from you.

HCC offers this annual scholarship to applicants who are employed on a full time basis within the Welsh red meat industry and who will, in the opinion of the interview panel, be able to make an ongoing contribution to the industry.

Successful applicants will spend up to six weeks studying the sheep, beef or pork industry in a country of their choice.

Successful scholars must prove, through a selection process, why it would be of benefit to them as individuals and to the Welsh industry in general if they were selected. They will be expected, on their return, to present details and findings to the farming industry and also undertake a series of presentations to farmer groups.

Previous winners of the HCC Scholarship and their reports:

Year Scholar Report Destination
2016 Richard Roderick Beef Production and Management Systems in the Mid-West, USA – Is the composite cow a low cost, efficient and effective suckler cow? America
2016 Peter Rushforth America
2015 Huw Williams Effectiveness of DNA Shepherding and EID tracking in extensive systems to determine parentage within stud flocks New Zealand
2015 James Powell Land Development and Pasture Crop Utilisation Ireland and New Zealand
2015 Eleri Price Genetic selection for lamb meat yield and quality in New Zealand and Australia New Zealand
2014 Shaun Hall Genetic Improvement – The Future of a Profitable Sheep Enterprise? New Zealand
2013 Tom Jones Selective Breeding To Improve The Efficiency Of Breeding Ewes New Zealand
2012 Gwyn Johnson A report investigating how to reduce the impact of gastrointestinal nematodes and their resistance to anthelmintic treatments in sheep production New Zealand
2012 Alison Jones Lamb grading systems and payment methods in America and France France and the USA
2011 Illtud Dunsford From Gate to Plate: A Study of North American Charcuterie USA
2011 Mair Morgan Improving Production and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Australia and New Zealand
2011 Robert Powell Sustainable intensification – More stock, Less Costs New Zealand
2010 William Evans Cynhyrchu Cig Eidion yn Ne America De America
2010 Rob Cumine How can farmers be rewarded for producing better eating quality beef? Australia
2009 Eurion Thomas Forage Utilisation in Sheep Management Systems New Zealand
2008 Tony Davies Report of Travel to Norway Norway
2008 Keith Williams Tour of New Zealand New Zealand
2008 Marc Jones How is New Zealand Changing its Lamb Production Systems to Meet its Changing Markets? New Zealand
2008 Jessica Evans-Williams Welsh Black Cattle in Australia & Second World International Conference Australia
2007 Rhodri Davies Management Systems New Zealand
2007 Bedwyr Jones Pressing and Measuring Sheep Recording in New Zealand New Zealand
2007 Roger James Study Tour of New Zealand New Zealand: Reducing costs
2006 Paul Morris Easy-care sheep management New Zealand
2006 Emyr Owen Farming without subsidies New Zealand
2005 Catherine and Michael Roberts Easy care systems New Zealand
2005 Robyn Benbow Use of Information Technology within the livestock sector and practical solutions for animal identification Australia/New Zealand
2004 Dr Nigel Scollan Beef production and quality Australia
2004 Bryn Hughes Quality beef production USA