11 JULY – 14 JULY 2024
COOTAMUNDRA, New South Wales

The Herefords Australia Youth Committee invites all young beef industry enthusiasts to attend the 2024 Herefords Australia National Youth Expo. The 2024 event will be held at the Cootamundra Showground from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 July 2024.

This event has been designed to give young people the opportunity to build their knowledge and understanding of the beef industry, in a safe and welcoming environment. Activities will target all age groups and experience levels, with demonstrations ranging from halter making and knot tying to practical demonstrations on feed milling and nutrient conversions. We have placed a strong focus on ensuring that the demonstrations are age appropriate, and that practical skills and knowledge will be able to be taken away from the event.

For those that don’t have access to a suitable Hereford animal, there will be loan heifers available. Simply select ‘Loan Heifer required’ in the entry form and leave the rest to us.

With an action packed program that includes loads of fun, networking, inspiration and plenty of cattle as well as an exciting educational program, guest speakers and competitions including Junior Judging, Paraders and Heifer Show – there is something for everyone. There are some fantastic prizes on offer as well as some great scholarship, competitions and award opportunities.

Keep up to date with everything on the Herefords Australia Youth Committee Facebook Page. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. This investment will provide your business with exposure to a target audience of young cattle industry enthusiasts, farming parents and industry professionals. Get increased brand recognition for your business by supporting this flagship event. Follow this link for a full copy of the Sponsorship Prospectus.


Need more info? Contact the Herefords Australia Youth Coordinator youth@herefordsaustralia.com.au


Not sure whether you should come along? Check out what one of our previous participants’ has to say about her experience:

Taylah Brunt
2018 Most Potential Breeder Award Winner

I was the lucky winner of the 2018 Most Potential Breeder Award.
Still to this day I get chills when I think of that night.
Since winning that heifer I have registered my own stud, Norwood Genetics and continue to build my numbers, along with Taylz Tasty Treats, building on my “Seedstock to Steak” journey.
Throughout the experience of applying for and winning I have gained wonderful mentors and friends. Confidence in myself and the ability to chase my dreams, and the importance and impact you can make on peoples lives with encouragement, support and believing in them.
All of these scholarships offer the chance to chase a dream, build confidence, contacts and friends and that’s just through the application process!
So don’t be shy, the doors are unlocked you just have to open them and take the step through!
Good Luck, can’t wait to see you there!