In a showing of overwhelming support and generosity, over $49,000 was raised for the Angus Foundation at the recent NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup Gala Dinner. 

Taking place on Sunday, January 13th, the Roundup Gala dinner brought to together the Roundup Organising Committee, the sponsors, ballot cattle providers, volunteers, parents and the competitors for a final evening of prize giving and fundraising. 

The event was opened with a welcome from Stephan Moy, Livestock Manager, Wingham Beef Exports, representing the major sponsor, NH Foods Australia.  

“Ladies and gentlemen, participants from the Angus Roundup. On behalf of NH Foods, I’d just like to thank Angus Australia for the opportunity once again to be able to sponsor the event this time,” said Mr Moy. “I think it’s been a really good event to the organising committee. I think you’ve done an absolutely outstanding job. 

“To the participants, I think everybody probably would have gained a lot of knowledge and a lot of experience out of it. I think everybody I’ve seen represented themselves and their families very well, congratulations to you,” he said. 

The proceedings of the evening included comments from Peter Godbolt, Southeast stud stock manager, representing Nutrien Ag Solutions, who served as the auctioneers for the evening, Angus Australia CEO Scott Wright and David Hobbs, representing as President of the Red Angus Society of Australia, who sponsored the dinner event.  

Following speeches, the prize giving section of the evening commenced, with the bestowment of the Roundup Special and a selection of competition awards on their worthy recipients.  VIEW THE ROUNDUP RESULTS WRAP UP HERE

Following a delicious dinner of Angus Beef, the auction kicked off under the command of Matt Campion, Nutrien Stud Stock, Dubbo and interfaced by AuctionsPlus.   

Thanks to the tremendously generous support of bidders around the country, an incredible $49,493 was raised for the Angus Foundation, eclipsing results from previous event auctions.  

With 579 registered bidders for the auction, the support was truly felt from all over the country.  All funds raised from the auction go directly to the Angus Foundation, which provides a mechanism for members and other beef industry stakeholders to support youth development, education and research programs conducted by Angus Australia. 

These programs are designed to encourage and assist the involvement of young people in the Australian beef industry, to provide professional development opportunities for young beef breeders, and to assist in conducting research, development and educational programs for the benefit of Angus breeders and the wider Australian beef industry.  

Speaking to AuctionsPlus, Roundup Event Coordinator Toni Nugent said, “We’re over the moon with the results from the auction. 

“All of that money that we’ve raised goes back into the Angus Youth program to continue to provide opportunities via workshops, scholarships and travel bursaries for our youth to continue to go out there and network and learn and build on their knowledge.”  

The top price from the auction went to the Pick the Pair auction item, from two heifers kindly donated by Trent Walker and Rob Swinton, Keringa Angus, Culburra, selling to $12,500.  

AUCTION ITEMS 

Lot 1: Kelly’s Cottage Farm Stay
Donated By: Bald Blair Angus
Purchaser: U8J Cattle Co (Salter Family)

Lot 2: Charcoal and Graphite Drawing
Donated By: Cassandra MacDonald
Purchaser: Black Diamond Angus

Lot 3: Pick of the Pair – Keringa Angus Heifers
Donated By: Keringa Angus
Purchaser: Erin Grylls 

Lot 4: SAV Bloodline 9578 – 4 Semen Straws
Donated By: Killain Angus
Purchaser: Black Diamond Angus

Lot 5: Mort & Co Stockfeeds Beef Finisher
Donated By: Mort & Co
PurchaserCA Laurie & Sons  

Lot 6: Weekend Escape on the Barrington River at Moppy 
Donated By: Knowla Livestock
PurchaserKate & Murk Schoen 

Lot 7: Buyers choice – 2 x 2 A-grade embryo pairs from Millah Murrah 2024 Autumn collection (4 embryos)
Donated By: Millah Murrah Angus
PurchaserBillaglen Past Co

Lot 8: Peppertree Farmstay and Farm Tour
Donated By: Raff Angus
Purchaser: Kim & Lochie Falls 

Lot 9: Buyers choice – 5 or 10 straws of any bull from the Target Livestock & Marketing sires. Bulls include HF Alcatraz 60F, Schiefelbein Showman 338 and new release 2023 Spring sires, Merit Investment 1054J and Ellingson Hi-Range
Donated By: Target Livestock & Marketing
Purchaser: Jason & Laura Siddell, Fig Tree Angus 

Lot 10: Mystery Item
Donated By: McGregors Angus
Purchaser: N/A

Lot 11: Ready for the show ring – black and white framed image
Donated By: Jemima Nugent Photography
Purchaser: Elders Gunnedah

Lot 12: Ceramic salad bowl and tumblers
Donated By: Hayes Ceramics
Purchaser: Walker Brothers Enterprises PT

Lot 13: Scenic rural image with vibrant sunset
Donated By: Mavstar Photography
Purchaser: Livingstone Pastoral Co 

Lot 14: 1 hour farm family photography session
Donated By: Mavstar Photography
Purchaser: BrewAg P/L 

Lot 15: Black & white spot hair-on cowhide bag with matching double zip large wallet
Donated By: Dusty-Belle Country
Purchaser: GLB Livestock

Lot 16: Ariat large gear bag
Donated By: All Things Country
Purchaser: U8J Cattle Co (Salter Family) 

Lot 17: All Things Country Gift Voucher
Donated By: All Things Country
Purchaser: BrewAg P/L 

Lot 18: KA Kindred – 10 Semen straws
Donated By: ST Genetics
Purchaser: AJ & MJ Ball  

Lot 19: Pathfinder Tasmania T756 – 10 Semen straws
Donated By: ST Genetics
Purchaser: Consolidated Pastoral Co 

Lot 20: Kenny Rogers – 10 Semen straws
Donated By: ST Genetics
Purchaser: J & C Angus 

Lot 21: 700 ml Bottle of Dalwhinnie Whiskey
Donated By: Dalwhinnie Angus
Purchaser: Johnathan Spence

Lot 22: Falls Livestock Transport Cap
Donated By: Falls Livestock Transport
Purchaser: Ben Davies 

Lot 23: Baldridge 38 Special – 10 straws & Ellingson Three Rivers – 10 straws Alta Genetics
Donated By: Alta Genetics
Purchaser: Justin Conlan 

Lot 24: Photography Package (Digital Show Image)
Donated By: Branded Ag Marketing
Purchaser: Harris Thompson 

Lot 25: 10 semen straws of choice
Donated ByBreeder Genetics
Purchaser: Kirala Angus 

Lot 26: Limitless Ace of Spades TWT22T59- package of 10 straws
Donated By: Limitless Cattle Co
Purchaser: WC & MA McCrohon

Lot 27: Cowhide and leather travel bag
Donated By: Mokoan Agriculture & Bulliac Angus
Purchaser: Steve Reibel