2024 NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup Rules and Regulations
There are several rules and regulations participants must be aware of prior to Roundup.
By agreeing to these conditions of entry the participant or parent/guardian if participant is under 18 years of age, agree to indemnify the Roundup Committee and Angus Australia against any claim resulting from any accident or sickness that may occur at the event or associated with the event.
Any unacceptable behaviour, as defined by the Roundup Committee, will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification and/or exclusion from the grounds.
The participant, or parent/guardian if participant is under 18 years of age, gives Angus Australia consent to reproduce the photography and videography of the participant in news related items without acknowledgement or payment. This may include printed or electronic form and may be available to a global audience via the internet and social media. The copyright ownership of the photography will be retained by Angus Australia and the official photographer.
Management and control of the Roundup event is the responsibility of the Organising Committee and the Angus Roundup Event Manager on behalf of Angus Australia, and their decision shall be final. Any issues/complaints arising during or as a result of the event should be addressed directly to the Angus Youth National Roundup Event Manager.
Participants must be between 8 and 25 years as at 1/1/2024.
Participants must be or must become Angus Youth members to compete.
Participants are encouraged to remain on the grounds during the designated hours of the program.
Participants or their parent/guardian will be responsible for organising accommodation, as designated sleeping areas will not be provided.
A security guard will be present from 7pm to 7am around the cattle sheds.
Participants who leave the grounds do so at their own responsibility. The Roundup Committee will take no responsibility for the safety, care or behaviour of any participant who leaves the grounds.
By agreeing to these conditions of entry the participant, or parent/guardian if participant is under 18, give permission to be transported by private vehicle to seek medical advice in the case of an emergency.
There will be no smoking on the grounds including in the cattle sheds, toilets, eating area or judging rings.
No alcohol will be permitted on the grounds unless it is part of an official function. Individuals not abiding to this rule will face immediate disqualification and exclusion from the grounds.
No glass is allowed on the grounds.
Enclosed footwear must be worn at all times (eg. Boots).
Shirts will be supplied to all participants whose entries are received by the closing date.
Entry fees are refundable prior to the 3 November 2023, with participant shirt cost deducted. No refunds will be made after the 3 November 2023.
If the participant is not currently a member of Angus Australia, by completing this form they agree to abide by the Constitution and Regulations of the Angus Society and Angus Youth.
Any form of advertisement is not permitted to be shown in the cattle shed, unless the advertiser is an official sponsor of the 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup, in which case advertising material will be distributed at the discretion of the Roundup Committee. 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.
Decorative pots/flowers are not allowed.
Participants under the age of 18 as at the 1 January 2024 may only enter one animal each. If space allows competitors over the age of 18 are permitted to enter up to two (2) animals, however, must have the understanding that the second animal may be used as a ballot if required. The Roundup Committee reserves the right to re-allocate extra animals as ballots, at any time during the Roundup. All competitors will be notified after the closing of entries if we are able to cater for extra animals, after which competitors may apply for an additional entry.
All bulls and heifers must be Black Angus HBR or Red Angus HBR registered with the Angus Australia Society or the Red Angus Society and must comply with the rules and regulations of each association. Any APR registered animal or commercial animal will only be allowed to show in the commercial classes.
Steers must be at least 50% black or red Angus and have no more than two permanent teeth.
Age of cattle will be taken from the 1 January 2024.
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 16 months of age. Handlers of bulls over 12 months of age must be 16 years or older.
To be eligible for the owned and bred class the animal must be registered in the exhibitor’s name and the exhibitor must have bred the animal themselves. You must state on your entry form which animal you wish to enter in this class. Steers are not eligible for the owned & bred class.
Cattle will be divided into classes according to age, sex and the number of entries received.
All cattle must be led with a nose clip/ring and must be tied with a neck strap and secure halter at all times. All bulls over 9 months of age must be fitted with a nose ring.
Cattle must have correct and legible tattoos/brands to be eligible for entry to the event.
You must supply your Property Identification Code (PIC) with your Entry Form. Animals will be recorded on the NLIS database as ‘sighted’ at the AELEC, 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 at the time of entry.
Pestivirus testing is mandatory for all cattle, and a Pestivirus certificate showing a negative result must be submitted for individual animals at the time of entry.
All paperwork for cattle entries including Animal Health Statements, and Pestivirus certificates must be submitted with your registration/entry. Failure to submit may mean cattle cannot be received into the competition. Your NVD must be submitted on arrival at the Roundup venue.
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.
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.