Almost 40 of the country's brightest cattle enthusiasts gathered in Armidale this week for the second annual Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association Young Breed Leaders Workshop.
At least 15 different breed associations were represented across the group of attendees who spent two and a half days attending farm tours, hearing from industry leaders and debating a range of topics.
The workshop is intended to prepare participants for management roles in Australia's cattle breeding industry and particularly in breed societies.
The inaugural workshop was held in Brisbane in 2017 with ARCBA's former president, the late Dr Arthur Rickards OAM, doing all the planning he could to ensure the event continued on, even without his presence.
During a celebratory dinner on Tuesday night the Arthur Rickards Scholarship was awarded to Hayden Green, Uranquinty, providing him with the opportunity to attend the Beef Improvement Federation Conference in the United States of America.
Read the 20-page special ARCBA lift out in the November 14 edition of The Land and Queensland Country Life.