The following information will be useful if you are interested in bringing cattle to the 2019 Angus Youth National Roundup.
10-13 January 2019 (Thursday to Sunday)
Armidale Showground NSW
Morning of Thursday 10th January, however if you are traveling long distances and need to arrive earlier please contact Eliza Borchardt 0408 209 803.
Cattle can leave the showground after 2pm on Sunday 13th January. Alternatively, it is also possible to stay Sunday night and head off Monday morning. Please contact Eliza Borchardt 0408 209 803.
The highlight of the Angus Youth National Roundup is that we provide cattle to anyone that is unable to bring their own. This extends the ‘Roundup experience’ to a much larger group of young beef cattle enthusiasts. However, for us to be able to do this we rely heavily on the support from Angus breeders who may be able to bring additional ‘spare/ballot’ animals to the event. For general/ballot cattle information please contact Eliza Borchardt 0408 209 803.
We realise that it takes a considerable amount of time, effort & money to prepare cattle for a show. So in return for supplying ballot cattle for the Roundup we offer breeders several promotional opportunities for their stud. This includes:
As the time gets closer, a ballot cattle entry form along with further information will be supplied where you are able to enter ballot animals. This form has been established to ensure that a suitable participant is assigned to the animal you are providing. This form allows you to notify the Roundup Cattle Sub-Committee of the handler experience level required for the animal you are providing.
If you are planning on bringing large numbers of animals, you can use the bulk cattle entry form. This will also let us know if you’ve pre-allocated any of your animals prior to the event to competitors.
For breeders willing to provide ballot animals can you please fill out the experience column to give us a better idea of how experienced your cattle are so we can match them with competitors of similar levels.
Please ensure you have completed and returned your Herd Health Declaration (including your J-BAS score in question 6). This is important for government regulations and is necessary to confirm stalling plans. This form can be found HERE.
All animals entered in the 2019 Roundup must be tested for Pestivirus. From 11th December 2018 all Pestivirus Testing must be done via your local Vet or DPI to ensure results are returned prior to Roundup. If the animal returns a negative Pestivirus test result it will then be eligible to enter the Roundup.
Angus Australia will need to be provided with a copy of the results.
While we acknowledge that this is an additional cost and extra work for those breeders supplying cattle we trust that you will understand the importance of protecting yourself and other breeders from the damaging impact of this disease. If you need more details on how to test for Pestivirus please contact the Angus Australia Office (02) 6773 4600.
Angus Youth National Roundup Committee Contact Details: