Each year, the Angus Youth National Roundup Committee provides the intermediate Champion Junior Judge with an award to attend the Tocal Beef Cattle Assessment Course. This award provides the recipient with $600 to cover the entry fee for the course.
Tocal Beef Cattle Assessment Course
“The Beef Cattle Assessment Course is now in its 37th year. It has been widely recognised as the most practical and hands-on beef cattle selection course of its kind in Australia as well as internationally. The course embraces both the newcomer and the experienced 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 that all participants receive maximum benefit, given the varied level of experience of participants. Although the course is organised by New England Angus Breeders, the Beef Cattle Assessment Course is open to all beef cattle enthusiasts. It utilises both Bos Taurus and Bos Indicus breeds and their crosses, over the two days.
Primarily, the Beef Cattle Assessment Course is committed to the education of its participants in all aspects of the beef industry. However, there is a progressive point scoring system in place, which enables those eligible, to further their assessment skills at the National Judging Competition, with the winner receiving a scholarship to the University of Illinois. But, we stress that point scoring plays a secondary role in the course. Rather, it is an opportunity for beef industry members, both experienced and inexperienced, to learn skills from experts in the beef assessment field.”