Tocal Beef Cattle Assessment Course celebrates 40 years in 2019

July 3, 2019 9:56 am

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


Female selection

Assessing female groups

Bull selection

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.