Posted on November 27th, 2014
By Blair Angus, Chairman Beef Australia 2015, Qld Country Life November 27 edition
Three big cattle competitions are at the heart and soul of the Beef Australia expositions, providing producers from across the country a chance to test their skills against the best in the business.
Beef Australia 2015 will be no different and with dry conditions being experienced in many parts of the country, next year’s event is going to be even more challenging.
I’m confident that producers will overcome this unwanted hurdle, knowing that the chance to enter their cattle at Australia’s national championships comes along just once every three years.
Just as the Olympics is for athletes, for cattle breeders it is the rarity of the event and the caliber of the competition which makes success at Beef Australia even more satisfying.
Nominations are now open for all three events – the Landmark Stud Cattle Championships, the Ruralco Commercial Cattle Championships and the ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition.
Cattle are already being processed and assessed in the carcase judging, and we’re confident live cattle numbers for the stud and commercial competitions can match the record levels seen at Beef Australia 2012 when approximately 2000 head were entered in each.
And our young up and comers also have a chance to show their skills, with nominations having opened last week for the youth events, including commercial and stud judging competitions, young paraders and schools judging competitions.
For producers keen to enter cattle or participate in the youth competitions, nominations must be submitted through Beef Australia’s online entry forms at www.beefaustralia.com.au.
Now’s the time to get cracking for your shot at the biggest titles on offer in the Australian beef industry!