From May 14th to May18th Wingham will be abuzz with all things beef industry when the 31st Annual Wingham Beef Week festival takes place at Wingham Show Ground.
Wingham Beef Weeks Vice President Denis McKinnon reports …… “If you are a beef producer, a junior beef cattle enthusiasts, a school student studying agriculture, a hobby farmer or maybe considering becoming involved in the industry, then you won’t want to miss this unique event”.
This is the only event of its kind in the State where exhibitors have the rare and unique opportunity to enter Wingham Beef Export’s Chillers to evaluate and assess your carcasses.
With a record 380 junior competitors in 2017 the event is now widely acclaimed as the premier junior beef cattle competition in the State.
As well as being the only event of its type in the State where junior competitors can enter the Wingham Beef Export’s Chillers it is also worth noting that the Beef Appreciation Competition co-ordinated by the Australian Inter Collegiate Meat Judging Association (ICMJ) is one of only 3 such events of its type.
Investing in the next generation is the key to ensuring the future viability of the Australian Beef Industry.
The week long event features hands on educational workshops and seminars relative to all facets of the beef industry.
We are indeed fortunate to have many high profile educational presenters this year including Meat and Livestock Australia, Meat Standards Australia, Ausmeat, Lyndell Stone District Local Lands Services Vet and the University of New England Armidale (Meat Science Division). This is a rare opportunity, one not to be missed, not only for students but also for producers to update their knowledge and learn about the changing Australian Beef Industry from some of the foremost authorities.
For students contemplating studying at University with the view to a career in the industry here is your opportunity to speak to the representatives from University of New England – what an opportunity. Meat & Livestock Australia, in recognition of the value of Wingham Beef Week to the beef industry have provided sponsorship funds to assist with the future growth of this important event. Don’t forget also the Charity Steer auction Thursday 17th May at 11.00 am.