Posted on January 19th, 2015
Stud cattle breeders have just over one week left to nominate their leading stock to compete in the industry’s most prestigious competition, the Beef Australia 2015 Landmark Stud Cattle Championships.
Nominations close next Friday, January 30, for the competition, which is expected to attract close to 2000 head of cattle from more than 30 breeds, with entries from around Australia.
Beef Australia 2015 chief executive Denis Cox said the dry conditions in some parts of Australia had been challenging for breeders preparing their cattle, but remained confident that the quality of stock on show would be outstanding.
“One of our core roles at Beef Australia is to showcase to the world the best beef cattle Australia has to offer and there is no better opportunity for stud producers to show off their skills and the quality of their cattle to an international audience,” Mr Cox said.
“I urge stud breeders not to miss the deadline to nominate as the Landmark Stud Cattle Championships are the only truly national stud competition at which they can test their cattle against the best from around Australia and gather feedback from experienced judges so that we can continue to grow and develop as an industry.
“And as this opportunity comes along only once every three years, championship ribbons at Beef Australia are highly sought after prizes and of great value in the stud market.”
The Landmark Stud Cattle Championships will be held at the Rockhampton Showgrounds from Tuesday May 5 and culminating with the interbreed judging on Thursday May 7.
A late fee of $75 will be charged for any nominations made after January 30. Nominations received after 6 March 2015 will not be accepted.
Nominations are also open for the Ruralco Commercial Cattle Championships and the ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition.
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.
Media contact: Michael Thomson, Cox Inall Communications, 0408 819 666