This Beef Cattle Assessment Course, now celebrating its 38th year, has been widely recognised as the most practical and hands on beef cattle selection course of its kind. It has been copied in most Australian States and NZ using the basic principles developed through experience.
The course embraces both newcomers and experienced cattle producers alike. A great deal of time and thought goes into the selection of the overjudges. They must possess the practical and communicative skills necessary to ensure all participants receive maximum benefit, given the varied levels of experience of participants.
Although this course is organised by New South Wales State Committee, it is open to all beef cattle enthusiasts. It utilises both Bos Taurus and Bos Indicus breeds and their crosses over the duration of the course.
The Beef Cattle Assessment course is committed to the education of its participants in all aspects of the beef industry. We strive to make it challenging but also fun.
Beef Cattle Assessment Course
September 25 – 27, 2017
MONDAY – 25 September 2017
Registration and Introduction
Arrival and registration must be completed by 4.15pm ready for a 4.30pm start
Introduction to the course, program and participants
Cattle markets and their requirements
Producing for different markets
Meet and greet
TUESDAY – 26 September 2017
Identifying muscle and fat in cattle
Evaluation of demonstration cattle
Evaluation of different market groups,
feeder cattle and slaughter cattle
Judge’s comments on cattle
More evaluation groups and judge’s comments
After dinner session
Using performance figures in cattle selection
WEDNESDAY – 27 September 2017
Assessing female groups
Assessing groups of bulls
Heifer culling class
Bull selection using performance figures
Oral comments on bull class
Evaluation and presentation
Close and Depart – 5.00pm
PRICES AS FOLLOWS:
Entrant live-in fee $528 inc GST
This includes all accommodation, food and course fees. Accommodation is a single room with shared bathroom facilities on campus.
Entrant – non residential $455 inc GST
This includes all meals and course fees with no accommodation. Please note when choosing this option that we do hold classes after dinner finishing at approximately 8.30 pm.
The CB Alexander College is located 15kms north east of Maitland on the Dungog Road, NSW. A full map and details of what to bring will be forwarded to you upon application.
Applications accepted in order of receipt, so please secure your place quickly as positions are limited.
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