A record number of Angus Youth members, from Western Australia to New Zealand gathered in Dubbo for the Angus Youth National Roundup from the 17th to the 20th January. The event, organised by a group of volunteers, comprised of educational sessions, various competitions & also fun activities. Additionally, a huge range of scholarships & awards were presented to Angus Youths most outstanding members.
Irelands Angus was the major sponsor for the event with Genetics Australia & Teys Australia also being key supporters.
The educational sessions were delivered by experts in the industry & included topics such as animal nutrition, feed-lotting, agronomy & MSA with an emphasis on careers in the beef industry.
The competitions at the event included the Paraders classes, judged by Kate Hallawell from Orange, the cattle classes judged by Hayden Green & associate judge Luke Collins & also a Junior Judging & Herdsperson competition.
A special Dinner & Auction was also incorporated into the Roundup on the Saturday night with 410 people attending. Joel Flemming, last years National Champion Young Auctioneer, led the auction which raised over $14,000 to put directly towards the Roundup. Featured lots in the auction included a headbail generously donated by Leichts CIA & several elite embryos & semen packages.
Congratulations to Matt Cherry, Trio Angus, & the 2013 Roundup committee for organising such a successful event.
Angus Youth National Roundup Results
Trans-Tasman Exchange – Kate Fairlie
Te Mania Most Potential Breeder Award – Zac McInerney
Aberdeen Estate Rising Star Award – Charlie Durham-Pout
Matthew George Citizenship Award – Amy Munro
PJ Cattle Co SAJHE Award – Jasmin Ramage
Waitara Angus National All Breeds Heifer Show Award – Jayden Nicholls
EJ Angus Encouragement Award – Brad Fazzari
Champion Team – The Cattle Shop
Best Presented Animal – Jai Wynberg
Best Maintained Stall – Waitara Angus
Angus Youth Ambassador’s – Bede McAlpin, Hannah Powe, Caitlin Berecry & Jack Henshaw