The 2016 Angus Youth National Roundup was held in Armidale from the 14th – 17th January.
A record number of Angus Youth members, from Western Australia to New Zealand gathered in Armidale for the event.
Held over 4 days, the Roundup attracted 220 participants from ages 8 to 25 with all levels of cattle experience and provided both a learning and fun experience for all.
The educational sessions were delivered by experts in the industry & included topics such as halter making, factors affecting carcase pricing, commercial cattle assessment as well as a trip to Tullimba feedlot for the seniors age group.
The competitions at the event included the Paraders classes, judged by Rachel Wheeler, the cattle classes judged by Matt Spry & associate judge Kate Fairlie & also a Junior Judging & Herdsperson competition.
The Special Dinner Dance was held on the Saturday night with 440 people in attendance. Thank-you to the Elder’s Walcha boys for leading the auction which raised money for the Angus Australia Foundation. Featured lots in the auction included a headbail, several elite embryo and semen packages, artwork, as well as a large amount of items featured in the silent auction.
The Roundup is supported by Angus Youth and Angus Australia, however, the event is coordinated by a young and enthusiastic committee who volunteer their time to ensure the success of this annual event. This year’s committee went above and beyond the usual call of duty to ensure that the 2016 Roundup was the biggest and best one yet.