The Tocal Beef Assessment Course is celebrating it’s 40th year in 2019. Widely recognised as one of the most prestigious courses of its kind, the course offers a highly practical and hands on beef selection course for participants under the instruction of carefully selected overjudges.
Open to all beef cattle enthusiasts, the course will run from Monday, September 30 until Wednesday October 1, 2019 and will cover various topics including markets, cattle assessment and evaluation and using performance figures utilising both Bos Taurus and Bos Indicus breeds and their crosses.
Organised by the NSW State Committee, the course welcomes all entrants, from newcomers to experienced cattle producers.
The cost of the course is as follows:
Entrant live-in fee $528 inc GST
This includes all accommodation, food and course fees.
Accommodation is a single room with shared bathroom
facilities on campus.
Entrant – non residential $455 inc GST
This includes all meals and course fees with no
accommodation. Please note when choosing this option
that we do hold classes after dinner finishing at
approximately 8.30 pm.
The program is as follows:
MONDAY – September 30, 2019
Registration and Introduction
Arrival and registration must be completed by
3.15pm ready for a 3.30pm start
Introduction to the course, program and participants
Cattle markets and their requirements
Producing for different markets
Meet and greet
TUESDAY – October 1, 2019
Identifying muscle and fat in cattle
Evaluation of demonstration cattle
Evaluation of different market groups,
feeder cattle and slaughter cattle
Judge’s comments on cattle
More evaluation groups and judge’s comments
After dinner session
Using performance figures in cattle selection
WEDNESDAY – October 2, 2019
Assessing female groups
Assessing groups of bulls
Heifer culling class
Bull selection using performance figures
Oral comments on bull class
Evaluation and presentation
For further information regarding the 2019 Tocal Beef Cattle Assessment Course, see more.