In January 2014, over 150 young cattle enthusiasts headed up the hill to Toowoomba to participate in the Angus Youth event of the year – the Angus Youth National Roundup 2014. Held over 4 days, the roundup attracts participants from ages 8-25 with all levels of cattle experience and provides both a learning and fun experience for all.
The Angus Youth Roundup, organised by a group of volunteers, comprised of educational sessions, various competitions and many activities. Additionally, a huge range of scholarships and awards were presented to Angus Youth’s most outstanding members.
A special Dinner and Auction was held on the Saturday night. Featured lots in the auction included a Herd book registered Heifer generously donated by Raff Beef Cattle and a headbail donated by Leichts CIA. These two items in the auction alone raised $ 4,000 and $2,000 respectively, ensuring Angus Youth gained assistance to fund this important event.
A big thank you goes out to Boss Constructions the major sponsor of the Roundup, plus all the other sponsors who will be featured in next weeks’ eNews.
We extend our congratulations to the 2014 Roundup committee for organising such a successful event, plus the many volunteers (including parents) who make the event run so smoothly.
Angus Youth National Roundup Results
Trans-Tasman Exchange – Lauren Berecry
Te Mania Most Potential Breeder Award – Ben Emery
Bulliac Angus Studmaster Award – Murk Schoen
Bulliac Angus Heifer Recipient – Angus, Kaiti & Will McGregor
Matthew George Citizenship Award – John McKenna
Lanark Angus SAJHE Award – Angus McGregor
Outwest Angus National All Breeds Heifer Show Award – Jack Laurie
EJ Angus Encouragement Award – Heidi Nicholls
Best Maintained Stall – Orlanga Angus
Best Presented Animal – Grant Bulloch
Angus Youth Ambassador’s – Jasmin Ramage, Brianna Barron, Kristen Fredericksen & Angus McGregor