The Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza will present several educational webinars and a virtual junior judging competition to replace the traditional program that was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The annual Scone-based event has quickly establish itself as one of the largest showing competitions, attracting more than 800 students across the three day event.
But the uncertainty of the current health environment meant the committee was forced to cancel back in July.
Come October 23 the UHBB website, currently being upgraded, will host a live Q and A session with industry experts from 10am and a live meat judging demonstration conducted by the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association from 1:30pm.
The sessions will target all secondary students and will be streamed via Zoom.
The other educational webinars will be pre-recorded and feature everything from clipping to biosecurity and reproductive technologies.
The junior judging competition presented by Achmea will feature three classes of beef cattle; stud bulls, stud females and trade cattle.
Entry is free and open to young people from primary to senior high school.
Entrants will view the images and videos on the UHBB website, rank the animals from 1-4 based on specific criteria and provide a three-minute video outlining their reasoning for the order.
Entries open on October 23 and close on November 6 with the results to be announced online on November 20.