SELX celebrates 12 months with rural scholarships

The South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) rings in our 1st birthday celebration with the announcement of a scholarship partnership with the Country Education Foundation (CEF), helping to support the education of rural students.

“SELX has eight Country Education Foundations within our catchment and we will be supporting each of them annually with a $1,000 scholarship,” announced SELX Chairman, Rowena Abbey. “Providing rurally located students with opportunities for study is so important and we see this as the best way for us to give back to our community.”

Boorowa, Braidwood, Cootamundra, Goulburn, Harden, Monaro, Yass and Young will be the Foundations who will receive this annual scholarship, which will be allocated to a student studying an agricultural discipline or a student who is rurally located.

“SELX represents a great investment in our region’s future so too, in turn, is its investment in the youth of our region through the Country Education Foundation,” said Nick Burton Taylor, CEF Chairman. “It is a wonderfully generous expression of faith in the future.”

Opening on Thursday 18th August 2016 SELX has been an instant success, opening up competitive buying and selling opportunities for livestock in south eastern NSW. Over the 12 months 72,298 cattle and 747,017 sheep have been traded through the state-of-the-art centre, which has sold over $164 million in livestock.

“The response to the selling centre has been all positive,” said Rod Bourlet, Saleyard Manager. “After 12 months all operators have settled into the centre, with positive results being seen through the prices achieved and the quality of stock being marketed.”

Students interested in applying for financial support from the Country Education Foundation are urged to visit with applications currently open.

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Photo (L2R): Richard Fleming (Boorowa), Nick Burton Taylor (CEF Chairman), Guy Milson (Goulburn), Julia Burton Taylor, Carlene Carmody (Yass), Deb Lawton (Yass), Rowena Abbey (SELX Chairman), Pammie McCoy (Young), Lyn Douglass (Harden) & Rod Bourlet (SELX Manager).