Angus Australia is pleased to announce the formation of the Angus Youth National Roundup Organising Committee.
The Angus Youth Roundup Organising Committee provides guidance and assistance to the Angus Youth Roundup Coordinator in planning, promoting and conducting the 2024 Angus Youth National Roundup.
The committee will be made up of existing members Annie Pumpa, Monique McKinnon, Zoe Cargill, Aimee Bolton, Lilli Stewart and Kaiti McGregor, and will be joined by new committee members Hannah Powe, Georgia Laurie and Ruby Canning.
Angus Australia is pleased to also announce that Toni Nugent will once again take the role of Roundup Coordinator and with the assistance of the committee will work to bring the Roundup event to life.
“It is rewarding to see some of the previous Roundup committee members volunteering again to work on bringing the next Angus Youth Roundup to northern New South Wales in early 2024,” said Angus Australia Extension Manager Jake Phillips.
“We also welcome some fresh faces who bring with them a great amount of enthusiasm and new ideas to assist the committee in delivering another exciting Roundup for our members.”
Members are reminded that the Angus Youth National Roundup will not take place in 2023 and will return to the calendar in early 2024. As the formation of the committee has taken place, the committee within their role will now determine the location and date of the 2024 event. This decision will be announced to the Angus Australia membership when available.
Based in Southern NSW in Table Top, Annie Pumpa is the Beef Sales and Beef InFocus Supply Chain Manager at ABS Australia. Annie has been involved in the beef industry her whole life with a commercial breeding program background and with a heavy focus over the last 3 years at ABS Global Australia Beef within the Reproductive sector of the industry.
The 2024 event will be Annie’s second Roundup being a part of the Committee and she is super excited to once again help bring together our next generation and give back to this program that gave her so life skills and both personal and career opportunities.
Georgia grew up on a fifth-generation beef cattle property, where she developed a strong love and passion for cattle and agriculture. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Rural Science Degree at the University of New England. When time permits, she works on the Angus stud Knowla Livestock, along with being the co-principal of her own stud, JRGV Angus. She loves being involved with development and youth in agriculture, being heavily involved in the Angus Youth Program. She instigated a cattle showing program at Pymble Ladies College, allowing girls to learn about animal husbandry and an insight into the Australian Agriculture industry. She has a love for the agricultural industry, with a keen interest in livestock production, in particular genetics and breeding. During her time at university, she enjoyed and excelled at animal production, genetics, and agronomy units.
Aimee is originally from Shepparton, Victoria where her family run a small herd of Black & Red Angus Cattle. Aimee has grown up heavily involved within the breed and has attended as well as assisted in organising various Angus Youth Round Ups over the years. She is extremely passionate about developing the youth of the industry with a focus on personal development and whole of supply chain awareness.
Currently Aimee works for JBS as the Farm Assurance & Supply Chain Manager, which sees her focus on identifying new opportunities for the beef and lamb programs, across compliance, performance & sustainability. Prior to this Aimee was based in Toowoomba with another a major processor working at an operational level with a strong emphasis on MSA grading, right through to livestock procurement and supply chain optimisation.
Aimee is excited to be a part of the Roundup Organising Committee and help bring to the table new and exciting opportunities across various areas of the industry.
Monique lives and works in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW, where with her husband she manages Timor Creek, a commercial and purebred Angus breeding operation. The Angus Youth program means a lot to her, and the incredible network of people, support and the life changing opportunities it has provided is something that she is very grateful for. She is beyond excited to once again be a part of the Angus Youth Roundup event committee. Helping to coordinate and pull together one of the industry leading youth cattle events is something she is very passionate about. She sincerely looks forward to the 2024 event to support and interact with the next generation of Angus enthusiasts.
Hannah and her family own and operate Goondoola Livestock at Cargo in the Central West of NSW. She has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, has worked as the livestock editor of The Land newspaper and most recently she has taken up the NSW genomics territory manager role with Neogen Australasia. Hannah has been part of the Angus Youth program since 2009, she has been a previous Angus Youth scholarship recipient and has served on the Angus Youth Consultative Committee. She was the recipient of the Stewart Award in 2020.
Kaiti McGregor, is returning committee member, having been part of the 2022 Roundup Organising Committee and she can’t wait to see you all again for the 2024 Roundup.
Kaiti grew up in Queensland with her two brothers, breeding and showing their own Angus heifers!
Even though she is a midwife in Sydney, Kaiti still loves being a part of the agriculture industry and giving kids the same opportunities, she had growing up.
Kaiti believes Roundup is an awesome camp to meet new friends and learn heaps of new skills. She knows that the committee has lots of ideas in store and cannot wait to see everyone next year.
Ruby Canning is the owner of Mavstar Photography, a rural photography business specialising in livestock & rural family photography. She graduated from the University of New England with a degree in Business (Marketing major), and is based in Dunkeld, Victoria. Along with her family she owns & operates Mavstar Simmentals, incorporating Angus & Salers genetics into our commercial breeding program. The successful SimAngus and composite cross has performed well in their climate, and annually they sell their steers at the local southern weaner sales. She recently started at Alta Genetics as a Marketing & Customer Relations Representative and is excited for the opportunities within this position.
Lilli Stewart was fortunate to have grown up on a family farm where my parents run a commercial Angus breeding operation. In 2023 she is conducting a study tour for six months throughout North America after receiving the Mathew George Young Stockman Award in 2019.
Lilli also runs Waterlilli Angus, which consists of 30 registered cows, established in 2010 after purchasing her first heifer. Growing up, Lilli spent all her school holidays attending Angus Youth Roundups and other youth programs and shows. Since high school in 2018, she has gained industry experience working full-time for three well-established beef and seed stock producers in western Victoria and Pilbara, WA.
Zoe Cargill has been involved in the agricultural industry for as long as she can remember, having lived on a mixed farming property near Braidwood in Southern NSW her whole life. On this operation her family runs commercial sheep and cattle. Their family has run a commercial Angus herd for over 90 years and established their Angus stud in 2010.
Zoe has been a part of Angus Australia since 2010. During this time, she has participated in seven Angus Youth National Roundups. Zoe is currently completing her certificate IV and Diploma in Agriculture and her other interests include sheep showing and equestrian events.