Cattle Information

The following information will be useful if you are interested in bringing cattle to the 2019 Angus Youth National Roundup.

Roundup Dates:

10-13 January 2019 (Thursday to Sunday)


Armidale Showground NSW

Arrival times:

Morning of Thursday 10th January, however if you are traveling long distances and need to arrive earlier please contact Eliza Borchardt  0408 209 803.

Departure times:

Cattle can leave the showground after 2pm on Sunday 13th January. Alternatively, it is also possible to stay Sunday night and head off Monday morning. Please contact Eliza Borchardt  0408 209 803.

Ballot cattle:

The highlight of the Angus Youth 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. For general/ballot cattle information please contact Eliza Borchardt  0408 209 803.


We realise that it takes a considerable amount of time, effort & money to prepare cattle for a show. So in return for supplying ballot cattle for the Roundup we offer breeders several promotional opportunities for their stud. This includes:

  • Being acknowledged as a Ballot Cattle Sponsor for the Roundup.
  • Logo displayed on the Angus Youth website from the time you commit to be a ballot cattle sponsor
  • Being listed in our Rural Press ‘thankyou’ advertisement
  • Logo being listed in the 2019 Roundup catalogue
  • Listed in a 1/2 page announcement of ballot cattle Sponsors in Roundup catalogue
  • Having your stud name printed on the back of the participants Roundup shirts
  • Announcements about your stud over the PA system at the event
  • Facebook, Twitter & Instagram posts on Angus Youth Account
  • Class naming & presentation (Subject to availability)
Cattle Regulations:
  • All bulls & heifers must be black or red Angus HBR registered with either Angus Australia or the Red Angus Society of Australia and must comply with respective rules and regulations of these associations.
  • Steers must be at least 50% black or red Angus & have no more than two permanent teeth.
  • Age of cattle will be taken from the 1stJanuary 2019.
  • Heifers must be under 24 months of age.  Animals with calves at foot are eligible for heifer or cow classes. The maximum age for the calf at foot is 9 months.
  • Bulls must be under 17 months of age. Handlers of bulls over 12 months of age must be 16 years or older.
  • Cattle will be divided into classes according to age, sex & the number of entries received.
  • All cattle must be led with a nose clip/ring & must be tied with a neck strap & secure halter at all times. Bulls over 12 months must have a nose ring.
  • Cattle must have correct and legible tattoos(or other approved identification) to be eligible for judging.
  • You must supply your Property Identification Code (PIC) with your Ballot Cattle Entry Form. Animals will be recorded on the NLIS database as ‘sighted’ at the Armidale Showgrounds, after the event the cattle will automatically go back to being registered on their pre-Roundup PIC.
  • A Herd Health Declaration must be submitted for all animals. This form must be received before animals will be allowed on the showgrounds.
  • All cattle must be pestivirus tested with a negative result, ideally it would be best to submit samples through Angus Australia for ease of tracking results.
  • Any animal infected with ringworm must have a vet certificate stating that the animal has been treated or washed in the previous four (4) days with appropriate fungicide. Further washings are to be carried out on the showground under supervision of a committee member.
  • Cattle will be stalled inside on sawdust. No outside pens will be available.
  • Cattle from the same stud will be stalled together.
  • The Roundup Committee cannot guarantee that certain studs will be stalled together but we will try to accommodate requests.
  • Animals will be stalled according to their BJD status therefore please besure to include this in your Herd Health Declaration.
  • Any form of advertisement is not permitted to be shown unless the advertiser is an official sponsor of the 2019 Angus Youth National Roundup. Angus Youth curtains will be hung above the cattle during the Roundup.
  • All electrical equipment must have an in-line circuit breaker and all power leads must have a current certificate from a registered electrician as required by law.
  • Liability in relation to any cattle remains with the owner.  It is strongly recommended that livestock owners are covered by a current insurance that extends to shows.


As the time gets closer, a ballot cattle entry form along with further information will be supplied where you are able to enter ballot animals. This form has been established to ensure that a suitable participant is assigned to the animal you are providing. This form allows you to notify the Roundup Cattle Sub-Committee of the handler experience level required for the animal you are providing.

Bulk Cattle Entry Form:

If you are planning on bringing large numbers of animals, you can use the bulk cattle 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 (including your J-BAS score in question 6). This is important for government regulations and is necessary to confirm stalling plans. This form can be found HERE.

Pestivirus Testing:

All animals entered in the 2019 Roundup must be tested for Pestivirus. From 11th December 2018 all Pestivirus Testing must be done via your local Vet or DPI to ensure results are returned prior to Roundup. If the animal returns a negative Pestivirus test result it will then be eligible to enter the Roundup.

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) 6773 4600.

Angus Youth National Roundup Committee Contact Details:

Eliza Borchardt            PH: 0408 209 803
Jack Laurie