Get excited….less than a week before we all catchup at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) in Tamworth for the 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup.

Be prepared to get wet during the Barnyard Olympics on Wednesday afternoon! Bring a change of clothes if you would like to head home for the night in dry clothes.

It’s going to be hot in Tamworth so please remember to be sun-safe and bring sunscreen, a hat and a drink bottle. Water stations will be on-site for competitors to fill up their drink bottles throughout the day and don’t forget to reapply sunscreen throughout the day!

Please take some time to read the important information below in the lead up to Roundup.

Venue Details

Entry to AELEC and parking is via Gate 2 (refer to the site map). When you first arrive at Gate 2 at AELEC, you will be given a site map which will list the gate access code. You will need to enter this access code each time you arrive and leave the site in order to open and close the gate.

AELEC staff will be in the watch-house at Gate 2 from 3-6pm Tuesday 9 January for those bumping in cattle during this time, and again from 10am onwards on Wednesday 10 January. The gate will not be manned from Thursday – Sunday.

For those camping at AELEC, please enter via Gate 2 and follow Horseshoe Drive around to your camping sites located behind Stable Blocks D and E (southern side of the venue). There is a toilet block located at the end of Stable Block E that can be used for the duration of your stay. The camping area will be partitioned off from the general parking area.

If you have friends or family coming to watch any of the competition during the event, please ask them to park in the public carpark at the front of the AELEC venue and enter via the main entry. Please do not give out the access code for entry via Gate 2, this entry is only for competitors.

Roundup Registrations 

All competitors must present to the Roundup Office at the end of the Main arena (See site map and program) upon arrival, where you will marked off the registration list and be given your registration pack which contains the following:

  • 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth Roundup bag
  • 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth Roundup polo shirt
  • 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth Roundup cap
  • 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth Roundup drink bottle
  • Items from the 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth Roundup sponsors
  • Meal tickets for those who have pre-purchased meal tickets for parents/guardians

All competitors will be required to wear their Roundup polo shirts for paraders on Saturday morning.

Cattle bump in

For those bringing cattle, bump in is Tuesday 9 January 3-6pm and Wednesday 10 January 9.30am-1pm. All trucks must enter AELEC through Gate 2 and follow Horseshoe Drive around to the Undercover cattle yards to unload on the southern side of the AELEC venue. Please note – No cattle or gear are to be on the grounds before 3pm Tuesday 9 January.

To assist with planning, please advise your estimated arrival time to Toni Nugent, Roundup Event Manager, E: by 4 January.  

Please ensure that all your gear (e.g. blowers, clippers, leads) is tested and tagged prior to arriving at AELEC.

A reminder to bring fans for cattle hoses for washing, clipping frames and also dividers if you have them.

Security will be onsite overnight in the cattle sheds during the event.


Cattle details

There are still some outstanding pestivirus and animal health declarations. It is a requirement of entry that these documents are submitted – failure to do so may mean cattle cannot be received into the competition. Don’t forget to include the AELEC Property Identification Code – NH508378.

Please send all outstanding paperwork through as a matter of urgency to Toni Nugent, E: by 22 December 2023.


Roundup Awards 

Roundup Awards
There is still time to apply for our new Marketing Award and the Top of the Range Meat Company Internship with the closing date extended to 5pm Tuesday 9 January. Please note – all other 2024 Roundup Awards have closed.


Roundup Auction

The 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup auction will be live on AuctionsPlus from 10am Wednesday 10 January and will close at the completion of the live auction at the Roundup Gala Dinner on Saturday night 13 January. Lots 1 to 10 will be part of a live auction at the Gala Dinner which will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus from 8.30pm on Saturday 13 January. A highlight for the auction this year is a ‘Pick of the pair’, from two heifers kindly donated by Keringa Angus


Roundup Program

The final program and AELEC site map for the 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup is available.


Parents and Sponsors bus trip 

We’ve put together a great program for our parents and sponsors bus trip on Thursday 11 January.

When: Thursday 11 January 2024, departing from AELEC, Tamworth. Be at the grounds by 7.30am for an 8am departure. The bus will return to AELEC by 4.30pm.

Where: 3R Livestock herd tour and Vytelle IVF technology, BBQ lunch, a processing visit and finish off the day with cocktail and craft beer tasting.

Cost: $60/hd

Please contact Carole Johns, Angus Australia, T: 02 6773 4628 to make your payment – you just need a credit card. Please make your payment prior to Roundup. 


Meal tickets

Meal tickets can still be purchased for parents/guardians/siblings. All Roundup participants have all meals included in their registration fee. Please note, the Wednesday night 10 January dinner wasn’t included on the original registration page so if you would like to order tickets for this dinner for parents/guardians/siblings please head to the store to purchase meal tickets – you just need your child’s registration confirmation number. We encourage you to purchase your tickets prior to Roundup, however eftpos facilities will available should you wish to purchase meals during the event.


2024 NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup Rules & Regulations

There are several rules and regulations participants must be aware of prior to Roundup.


Thanks to our sponsors!

Without the support of our amazing sponsors, Roundup would not be possible.