Its Roundup week! The NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup kicks off this Thursday at Wodonga, Victoria. Keep up with what’s happening at Roundup by following the Angus Youth social media channels and the Angus Australia website.

It has been a long wait for the Angus Youth participants, following a postponement in January this year and the absence of the event since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  2022 will be the first year with Wodonga as the host town since it’s last hosting opportunity in 2018.   

The Angus Youth Roundup is the largest single breed event of its kind in Australia and is unique in the fact that those participants without animals of their own can be provided animals in order to be able to take part in the event. This ensures that as many people as possible have the opportunity to get involved with the event and the great learning environment in promotes.   

In addition to the staple educational experiences and competitions such as herdsman, junior judging and paraders that are a tried-and-true testament to Roundup tradition, there are still several excellent awards on offer at the event as part of the Roundup event, including the Merridale Angus Aspiring Breeder Award, EJ Angus Encouragement Award and the Matthew George Citizenship Award. 

In addition, one of Australia’s best-loved TV chefs and food authors, ‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi, will contribute to the educational program of the event where he will discuss meat cuts, where they come from on the beef carcase and reduced carcase wastage.   

He will also be treating participants to some culinary delights, providing dinner and a cooking demonstration on Thursday evening. 

Fast Ed is a proud brand partner of NH Foods Australia – one of the largest beef production companies in the country.      

Angus Australia Extension Manager Jake Phillips looks forward to gates opening for the 2022 event for competitors, both returning and new.     

“It has been long awaited, but we are very excited to finally be on the final countdown to our highly anticipated NH Foods Australia Angus Youth National Roundup,” said Mr Phillips.  

“We are looking forward to bringing together young members of the beef industry for this four-day event, for what is set to be a jam-packed program aimed at both practical and educational skills development.  

“We thank our Roundup Organising Committee for their work and our sponsors for their support in holding this event.”  

Furthermore, the 2022 Roundup will have fun in store for the parents/guardians, with the parents and sponsors bus trip organised for those attending Roundup with their children.  

“The parents bus trip will be a great day out for parents and guardians, visiting cattle studs, All Saints Winery and the Corowa Distillery and Chocolate Factory,” said Roundup Coordinator Toni Nugent.  

Keep up to date by following the Angus youth social media channels and the Angus Australia website.  

For further information or questions Roundup related, please contact Toni Nugent, Roundup Coordinator on E: or M: 0418 974 775.  

Please note that 2023 Roundup will not be taking place in January. An announcement will be made in early 2023 to confirm the timing of this event.