Beef Australia 2021 will be held in Rockhampton from the 2nd to the 8th of May 2021.
The Herefords Australia Beef 2021 committee are in the process of planning a successful event for our breed and exploring the numerous possibilities for promoting Hereford cattle in the northern market.
The commercial cattle competitions at Beef are an excellent opportunity to showcase Hereford and Hereford cross cattle and producers from around Australia are encouraged to participate.
The ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition is open to entries Australia wide, with participating processors in each state.
The National Beef Carcase Competition aims to give feedback to producers about compliance of beef carcases to market specifications, lean meat yield, and predicted eating quality of those carcases (MSA index).
There are seven classes in the competition catering to a range of markets, both pasture and grain fed domestic and export markets. All classes are for a pen of three steers or three heifers, not mixed sex pens.
Entries for the Carcase Competition are open now until the 31st of March 2021.
The Commercial Cattle Competition is another excellent opportunity to showcase the Hereford breed and provides producers with a unique opportunity to benchmark their stock against national standards, to gather feedback from experienced judges and identify areas where they can continue to improve to ensure our industry remains productive and profitable.
The competition offers grassfed and grainfed classes for both steers and heifers with cattle having to be delivered to the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange, Gracemere by five o’clock (PM) Saturday 1st May 2021.
Entries are open now until the 19th of March 2021.
Herefords Australia Breed Development Manager Michael Beattie said he is looking forward to Beef 2021 as a positive opportunity to showcase Hereford and Hereford cross cattle and encourages producers to enter the competitions and attend the event.
“We would love to see a good representation of whiteface cattle and breeders at Beef in 2021 and the commercial cattle competitions are a great platform for us to promote our breed,” Mr Beattie said.
For more information visit the Beef Australia website: www.beefaustralia.com.au