What you need to know for the 2020 Angus Youth Roundup

January 14, 2020 11:27 am

With the Angus Youth Roundup nearing closer, we have put together everything you need to know for Roundup, so that you are prepared for 2020!

Where are the Toowoomba Showgrounds?

The Toowoomba Showgrounds are located on Frank Thomas Ave, Glenvale, QLD.  There will be signage displayed to inform participants where to park and where camping is allowed when arriving at the showgrounds.

Is there accommodation available at Roundup 2020?

As opposed to previous years, please note there will be no dorm style accommodation available at the Angus Youth National Roundup, all participants and their parent or guardians will be responsible for organising their own accommodation.  Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent guardian over the age of 18 years if camping.

If you are not looking to camp, Toowoomba has an abundance of accommodation option available CLICK HERE for more information. It is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance.

What time does Roundup kick off?

For competitors Roundup will begin at 9am on Thursday the 16th of January when registrations open and conclude at approximately noon on Sunday the 19th of January.   For further information regarding the event schedule see the Roundup program HERE.

What you need to bring:
  • Camping equipment (if staying on grounds)
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Gumboots
  • Old set of clothes that can get dirty (barnyard olympics gets messy!)
  • 3 changes of clothes for every day wear
  • Good clothes for the SDD (smart casual dress code)
    – for example; collared shirt, jeans/moleskins and optional tie for boys
    – for example; dress, skirt or nice pants and shirt for girls
  • Pyjamas
  • Boots & cleaning gear
  • Wet weather gear
For those with ballot cattle:

For those who are donating or bringing ballot cattle for the event, the arrival time is the morning of Thursday 16th January, however if you are traveling long distances and need to arrive earlier please contact Ben Emery for alternate options (please note if you are arriving on Wednesday that cattle will not be allowed into stalls until 1pm).  At the conclusion of the event cattle can leave the showground after 3.30pm on Sunday 19th January. Alternatively, it is also possible to stay Sunday night and head off Monday morning, please contact Ben Emery.

What you need to bring:

  • Buckets
  • Feed tubs
  • Cattle Feed
  • Rake, shovel, pitchfork
  • Halters and Leads
  • Nose Clips and leads
  • Neck Straps
  • Leather halters
  • Show cane
  • Grooming and washing gear
  • A copy of your completed Herd Health Declaration Form
Parents Bus Trip

The Parents Bus Trip is back for 2020, departing Toowoomba on Friday January 17th.  For the itinerary and information about the parent’s bus trip SEE MORE.

The Special Dinner Dance:

The Special Dinner Dance is back for the Thomas Foods International Angus Youth Roundup 2019.  The dinner will consist of a two course sit down meal, live and silent auction to raise funds for Angus Youth followed by entertainment late into the night.  The Special Dinner Dance will be held at the Toowoomba Golf Club from 6.30pm for a 7pm start running until late on Saturday 18th January.  The dress code for the night is smart casual.

The price of the dinner is $25 per child and $50 per adult (Special Dinner Dance ticket included in registered participants entry fee). There are LIMITED tickets still available for the Special Dinner Dance, which must be purchased at the event.

Scholarships and Awards:

As at every Roundup, there are a number of awards and scholarships that will be awarded at the 2020 Roundup.

More specifically, the following scholarship and awards need require an application in order for a member to be considered.  For further information in regard to these awards opportunities, click here.

  • Merridale Angus Aspiring Breeder Award
  • EJ Angus Encourage Award
  • Trans-Tasman Scholarship
The 2020 Sponsors:

The 2020 Angus Youth Roundup could not be possible without the assistance of our sponsors.  To see a full list of our excellent sponsors, SEE MORE.  There are also still sponsorship opportunities available for any businesses that may be interested in being involved in this premier event.