Beef Australia announces Commercial Cattle Championship Committee

Published 28 February 2023

Media Release

Beef Australia has selected 12 agricultural industry professionals to form the 2024 Commercial Cattle Championship Committee.

Responsible for developing and delivering the Beef 2024 Commercial Cattle Championship program of events, the committee brings years’ of industry experience working in agricultural finance, livestock agencies, commercial saleyards, and State government agricultural departments.

Beef Australia CEO Simon Irwin said the Commercial Cattle Championship is a permanent fixture on the calendar that provides an opportunity for commercial cattlemen and women to test their skills against the best in the country.

“Beef Australia’s Commercial Cattle Championship provides producers with a unique opportunity to benchmark their stock against national standards,” Mr Irwin said.

“Historically, competition judges have comprehensive knowledge on current market specifications relevant to market drivers and production parameters.

“Beef 2024 will be no different, and commercial producers that take part in the competition will have the opportunity to gather valuable feedback on their stock and identify areas for improvement.

“In 2021, Beef Australia’s commercial championship saw over 1,500 head of cattle pass through the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange (CQLX) complex with the Sale of Champions totalling over $3.6 million.

“I look forward to working with our 2024 Commercial Cattle Championship Committee to ensure next years’ competition lives up to the expectations of Australia’s commercial producers and implement some exciting new initiatives into the program of events.”

Commercial Cattle Championship Committee Chair Angus Creedon said he’s looking forward to working with the committee to develop a program of events that all facets of the beef industry can enjoy.

“While in the initial planning stages, the committee has shared some new ideas to allow for all Beef 2024 attendees to get involved in the commercial cattle competition,” Mr Creedon said.

“Whether you’re a commercial or stud producer, work in agribusiness, or are a student interested in building a career in agriculture, we want to develop an initiative where anyone can understand and enjoy the process and outcome of the commercial cattle competition.

“The committee will also look to deliver a competition that commercial producers have come to know and expect, providing information and knowledge to better their business and ensure our industry remains productive and profitable.”

The 2024 Beef Australia Commercial Cattle Championship Committee includes:

  • Angus Creedon (Chair), StockCo Australia
  • Mark Howard, Howard Livestock Services
  • Brian Hills, Hills Cattle Company
  • Alistair Corr, Rural Funds Management Limited
  • Joshua Heck, GDL Rural
  • Morty Wilson, Elders
  • Alex Dodson, Hourn & Bishop
  • Julian Laver, Landmark
  • Jason Bode, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Ryan Honour, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Steph Frankham, Central Queensland Livestock Exchange
  • Claire MacTaggart, Beef Australia Director

Nominations for Beef Australia’s 2024 Commercial Cattle Championship will open later this year via the Beef Australia website.

For more information on the historic competition, visit


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