The following information will be useful if you are interested in bringing cattle to the 2017 Teys Australia Angus National Roundup.
Roundup Dates: 12-15 January 2017 (Thursday to Sunday)
Location: Mt Gambier Showground SA
Arrival times: Morning of Thursday 12 January, however if you are travelling long distances and need to arrive earlier please contact Kate Fairlie
Departure times: Cattle can leave theshowground after 2pm on Sunday 15 January. Alternatively, it is also possible to stay Sunday night and head off Monday morning. Please contact Kate Fairlie
Ballot cattle: The highlight of the Teys Australia Angus National Roundup is that we provide cattle to anyone that is unable to bring their own. This extends the ‘Roundup experience’ to a much larger group of young beef cattle enthusiasts. However, for us to be able to do this we rely heavily on the support from Angus breeders who may be able to bring additional ‘spare/ballot’ animals to the event.
Following are some general regulations regarding the exhibition of your cattle.
Bulk Cattle Entry Form: If you are planning on bringing large numbers of animals, you can use the bulk animal entry form. This will also let us know if you’ve pre-allocated any of your animals prior to the event to competitors.
For breeders willing to provide ballot animals can you please fill out the experience column to give us a better idea of how experienced your cattle are so we can match them with competitors of similar levels.
Herd Health Declaration: Please ensure you have completed and returned your Herd Health Declaration. This is important for government regulations and is necessary to confirm stalling plans.
Pestivirus Testing: All animals entered in the 2016 Roundup must be tested for Pestivirus. This testing can be done through the Angus Australia Office. The costs will be approximately $20 per test. If the animal returns a negative Pestivirus test result it will then be eligible to enter the Roundup. All hair samples will need to be received at the office by no later than Friday 11th December, 2016. Hair samples can be sent in on any sample collector.
Breeders can organise their own tests if they wish, however Angus Australia will need to be provided with a copy of the results.
While we acknowledge that this is an additional cost and extra work for those breeders supplying cattle we trust that you will understand the importance of protecting yourself and other breeders from the damaging impact of this disease. If you need more details on how to test for Pestivirus please contact the Angus Australia Office (02) 6772 3011.
Teys Australia Angus National Roundup Committee Contact Details:
Coordinator Kate Fairlie 0448 248 598 email