The NH Foods Angus Youth Roundup Committee is excited to add two additional special awards to participants of the Roundup, the Top of the Range Meat Company Internship and the Target Livestock and Branded Ag Marketing Competition.
Find out more about each of these awards below.
The Top of the Range Meat Company Internship will provide an Angus Youth Roundup participant with a unique and genuine opportunity to gain on the job training and experience within a recently established family owned and operated Angus paddock to plate business.
The Top of the Range Meat Company is owned and operated by Jason and Laura Siddell with the butcher shop located in Guyra, NSW and Fig Tree Park Angus located 24km North West of Guyra at Wandsworth, NSW.
Jason graduated from UNE Armidale with a Bachelor Rural Science specialising in Meat Science and began his career in Research at the Meat Science Department, UNE within Beef and Sheep CRC projects conducted across commercial abattoirs within Qld and NSW. Further roles within beef extension and research with Northern Tablelands LLS and NSW DPI has furthered Jason’s passion for the Australian beef Industry.
Laura graduated with a Bachelor Science with First Class Honours in Livestock Genetics from UNE before beginning her career in Research at NSW DPI, before taking on a role as Genetic Improvements Project Manager with the Australian Wagyu Association prior to establishing Top of the Range Meat Company with Jason.
The decision to open Top of the Range Meat Company stems from a shared passion and a dream to see the end result of breeding decisions quantified in terms of yield and eating quality, and to provide consumers the paddock to plate experience.
The core focus of Top of the Range Meat Company is quality, consistency, and affordability, taking customers on a true paddock to plate journey with high-quality, ethically raised meat sourced right from their doorstep.
Beef bred from Fig Tree Park Angus genetics is a feature of the store, utilising steers and heifers bred within the commercial and stud herd and partnering with clients who have purchased Fig Tree Park genetics, to evaluate how sire and dam lines within the stud are performing. All lamb is sourced from New England lamb producers predominantly based in Guyra.
The internship will take place over a four-week period, developing the knowledge and skills of the successful applicant within all facets of the business, with the intention to offer a trustworthy, reliable and hard-working Angus Youth Roundup participant an exciting opportunity to start their career within the agricultural industry.
To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your background, experience, skills, knowledge and aspirations within the beef industry to email@example.com by 27 December 2023.
New in 2024, Target Livestock and Branded Ag Marketing have teamed up to provide the opportunity for Roundup participants to build their networks, meet new people and enrich their knowledge of the Australian beef industry.
Participants are encouraged to reach out to businesses/breeders — including but not limited to — stud or commercial breeders, breed association members, feed companies, reproduction service providers, butchers/meat processors and any other business/professional involved in the agricultural industry. The focus is on building an authentic connection and understanding of the business/breeder of your choice and work to create a submission that promotes and shares their products and/or services to the wider community.
Requirements of entry for each age group are outlined below. Winners of each age group will receive a cash prize.
Option 1: Create a 5-7 minute video interview with a person representing the business or breeding program of your choice. Explore the important information about the business, their background, their vision and how they are making a positive impact/contribution in our agriculture industry. Aim to gain a deep overview of their program, what makes them unique/differentiated in the market and how they work to build the future of their business.
Option 2: Create a 5-7 minute podcast interview with a person representing the business or breeding program of your choice. Explore the important information about the business, their background, their vision and how they are making a positive impact/contribution in our agriculture industry. Aim to gain a deep overview of their program, what makes them unique/differentiated in the market and how they work to build the future of their business.
SUB INTERS & INTERS:
Option 1: Create a 2-4 minute video where you explain or describe your chosen business/breeding program. Include important information about the business, their background, vision and how they are making a positive impact/contribution in our agriculture industry.
Option 2: Design a 2-3 page advertorial story for the business/breeding program of your choice. Include important information about the business, their background, vision and how they are making a positive impact/contribution in our agricultural industry. Be sure to include pictures and create an eye-catching design.
PEE WEE & JUNIORS:
Option 1: Design a 1 page ad that would run in a newspaper or magazine to promote the business/breeding program of your choice. Include 5 important points about the business, what they do and how they work. Don’t forget to include some pictures.
Option 2: Write a ½ – 1 page story on your chosen business or breeding program. Include 5 important points about the business, what they do and how they work.
Entries are to be submitted to Toni Nugent, 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup Coordinator by 5 January 2024. Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include your name and age.