Hunterville farmer, Peter Fitz-Herbert is the winner of a Beef + Lamb NZ Ltd agricultural scholarship that will take him to the Five Nations Beef Alliance and Young Ranchers Programme, being held in British Columbia in Canada next month.
The stock-manager on the Fitz-Herbert family farm will accompany B+LNZ Ltd Northern North Island director James Parsons to the Five Nations Beef Alliance. The Alliance is made up of producer organisations from Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and the US and meets annually to discuss global issues and opportunities for the beef sector.
The Young Ranchers programme will provide Fitz-Herbert with an opportunity to meet other young beef producers and to build an understanding of global beef issues, share their experience and develop networks. There will also be the opportunity to observe how producer representative organisations can collaborate for the benefit of all beef producers worldwide.
Fitz-Herbert manages 2,400 Romney ewes and 220 breeding cattle on the 600 hectare farm which is spread over four separate, mainly hill country farms. Off-farm he is involved with New Zealand Young Farmers, he has been a regional finalist in the National Bank Young Farmer contest and two years running has competed in the Speight’s Coast to Coast race.