Beef Australia open nominations for Nutrien Ag Solutions Commercial Cattle Championship
Published 06 November 2023
Beef Australia, the nation’s premier beef industry event, has today opened nominations for the hotly contested Nutrien Ag Solutions Commercial Cattle Championship, set to take place at CQLX on Sunday, 5th May 2024.
Beef Australia CEO Simon Irwin said the Nutrien Ag Solutions Commercial Cattle Championship is a marquee event within the Beef Australia calendar of events.
“The Championship provides an opportunity for commercial cattlemen and women to test their skills against the best in the country”, Mr Irwin said.
“The Championship also ensures Australia’s beef industry remains productive and profitable by selecting judges with comprehensive knowledge on current market specifications, relevant to market drivers and modern production parameters.
“In 2021, the Commercial Cattle 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.
“In 2024, we’ve set ourselves a goal of receiving a record number of nominations.
“We invite you to be involved in Beef Australia’s Nutrien Ag Solutions 2024 Commercial Cattle Championship to showcase your commercial herd to a national and international audience, with winners announced at the 2024 Awards Dinner on Monday, 6th May at Beef2024”.
Beef Australia Commercial Cattle Championship Committee Chair Angus Creedon said the Committee have been working hard to finalise details for the Nutrien Ag Solutions Commercial Cattle Championship.
“The Beef Australia Commercial Cattle Championship Committee, appointed in February 2023, are proud to be a part of such a flagship component of Beef Australia”, Mr Creedon said.
“The Championship provides participating producers with a fantastic opportunity to benchmark their stock against national standards.
“It also provides an invaluable platform for producers, breeders, and industry stakeholders to come together and celebrate the achievements and innovations within the cattle industry.
“More importantly, the Nutrien Ag Solutions Commercial Cattle Championship showcases the work our producers do, predominantly in the Central Queensland region, to the rest of Australia and the world”.
Queensland Minister for Agricultural Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the championship put Queensland and Australian cattle on the international stage.
“Beef Australia is the biggest event in the beef calendar in Australia and attracts the finest of the nation’s cattle,” he said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is proud and excited to be supporting the event with $2.5 million, which is a great investment to showcase an industry worth more than $10 billion and which supports more than 40,000 jobs”.
Nutrien Ag Solutions NE Region Livestock Lead Colby Ede said Nutrien is excited to be partnering with Beef Australia and the prestigious Commercial Cattle Championship again in 2024.
“We are proud to support the Commercial Cattle Championship, which showcases top quality beef cattle from breeders nationwide”, Mr Ede said.
“This Championship is a highlight in the Beef Australia calendar, of which we’re thrilled to be a part of.
“As a Principal Partner and nominated selling agent, we look forward to collaborating with organisers and participating in this highly anticipated event”.
The Nutrien Ag Solutions Commercial Cattle Championship will take place on Sunday, 5th May, with the Sale of Champions taking place on Monday, 6th May at CQLX.
The Championship concludes at the Nutrien Ag Solutions Commercial Cattle Championship Awards Dinner on Monday 6th May, onsite at Beef2024.
Nominations are open now for Nutrien Ag Solutions Commercial Cattle Championship via www.beefaustralia.com.au/commercialcomp
Tickets to the Nutrien Ag Solutions Commercial Cattle Championship Awards Dinner can be book at www.beefaustralia.com.au/tickets.
Beef Australia is proudly presented by the Australian Government and the Queensland Government.
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