There will be celebrations galore for Angus Australia in 2019, as the society rings in 100 years.
Founded in 1919, Angus Australia will host a number of massive and memorable events throughout the year for all Angus beef enthusiasts to celebrate the centenary milestone.
The first event of the centenary calendar is the Thomas Foods International Angus Youth Roundup, rolling into Armidale from the 10th to the 13th of January, followed by the Sydney Royal Easter Angus Feature Show, being held April 8th-16th 2019. Entries for the Sydney Royal Angus Feature Show close February 6.
The Angus National Conference will take place in Albury, New South Wales 23rd -24th of May, with the theme of “Angus through the ages – building better beef”. The program will cover a wide range of topics regarding the latest information developed by Angus Australia. The topics covered will address leaders in technology, how has Angus beef adapted to ‘meat’ consumer expectations, managing genetics and reproduction in a commercial herd, staying ahead of the game and in an ode to the 100-year history of Angus Australia, looking back at how far Angus Australia has come.
And for the first time, Angus Australia will host a Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Challenge in the Queen Elizabeth II Square in Albury on May 22nd, prior to the beginning of the conference.
To continue the celebrations, Angus Royal Feature shows are also set for Royal Adelaide in September and Royal Melbourne in September through October.
Throughout the year, the various Angus Australia state committees will be hosting state events celebrating the centenary.
Angus Australia President Brad Gilmour looks forward to the centenary year and the events that will transpire.
“Feature Shows, the WA Spring Walk, plus events and field days around the country will give everyone an opportunity to celebrate our centenary year.”
In looking back Mr Gilmour reflected on how far the Angus breed has come in the past 100 years.
“It’s remarkable to think that Angus cattle were once considered undesirable. Today, the breed influences every corner of the market – both here and increasingly overseas. There’s huge demand fuelled by a reputation for producing some of the best beef in the world.”
‘Angus have got market acceptability right across the board whether that’s through the commercial industry and processing line, seedstock breeding or live export, the demand is unsurpassed.”
With the various events happening all over the country in the coming months, Angus enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the news and events section of the website to stay up to date with what is happening to celebrate the Angus breed close to you.