Young beef enthusiasts from all states and territories travelled to Queensland last week for the 2020 Angus Youth National Roundup.
More than 130 participants, aged from eight to 25, packed into the Toowoomba Showgrounds for the opportunity to expand their cattle handling and presentation knowledge, learn about the commercial side of the beef industry, and try their hand at meat judging.
Roundup coordinator Steph Frankham said it was the first time in the event's history that all states had been represented.
"We had 147 nominations, but with continuing drought conditions and bushfires down south, we ended up getting 134 competitors and 150-odd head (of cattle) here," she said.
"Organising throughout 2019, we knew it was going to be a hard year, so to pull the number of competitors that we did, I was ecstatic about it and I think that's a massive credit to our committee and the program that we've put together here."
Red Angus cattle and Queensland competitors dominated the results with renowned central Queensland Brahman breeder Brett Nobbs of NCC Brahmans passing his eye over the exhibits in the show ring.
Junior judging results:
Meat judging results:
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