Skills on of­fer for fu­ture beef lead­ers

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS -

YOUNG Tas­ma­nian beef en­thu­si­asts will have the chance to at­tend the state’s first all­breed Ju­nior Beef Expo next year.

En­tries for the expo, which will be at Delo­raine from Fe­bru­ary 24-26, are clos­ing soon and young­sters in­ter­ested are en­cour­aged to act. The camp over two and a half days will be open for up to 100 par­tic­i­pants aged be­tween eight to 25.

The aim is to give young peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend a youth-fo­cused beef event, sim­i­lar to those held in­ter­state but with­out the sig­nif­i­cant costs.

In­ter­est and par­tic­i­pa­tion in ju­nior judg­ing and han­dling events around the state is grow­ing each year.

The expo com­mit­tee hopes to es­tab­lish an event that pro­vide par­tic­i­pants with the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop their knowl­edge of both the com­mer­cial and seed-stock in­dus­tries.

Dur­ing the expo, com­peti­tors will par­tic­i­pate in hand­son work­shops, in­di­vid­ual and team com­pe­ti­tions, cat­tle han­dling and judg­ing.

Th­ese will be di­vided into novice, in­ter­me­di­ate or se­nior lev­els and will be pre­sented by in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als.

Those in­volved have pre­vi­ously demon­strated in­ter­est in men­tor­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of beef pro­fes­sion­als.

Or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing the expo will be­come an an­nual event that will con­tinue to de­velop the skills of new in­dus­try lead­ers.

For de­tails find Tas Ju­nior Beef Expo on Face­book or send an email to tas.ju­nior. beef.expo@gmail.com.

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