Beef expo back again

THE Tasmanian Junior Beef 2021 Expo will be held as a three-day camp at the Deloraine Showgrounds in February to allow participants to learn about the stud and commercial beef cattle industries.

Entries are now open, early bird return by November 17 and save $40. Entries close December 7.

The expo, running from Friday, February 25, to Sunday, February 27, is open to participants aged eight to 25.

TJBE, a non-for-profit organisation run by beef-enthusiast volunteers, is in its sixth year and expects to attract about 60 participants.

The committee has put together a three-day program including workshops, demonstrations and hands-on learning activities delivered by leading professionals in the beef industry.

Workshops will be offered at four experience levels, with participants able to choose which level best suits their skill base.

In addition to the workshops, participants will compete in cattle assessment and handling competitions which will be judged in skill levels.

An all-breed stud heifer and commercial competition will be held to decide which animals are the “best of the best” with cattle judged in heats based on their age and an overall grand champion awarded.

Participants can win a stud heifer. Badger View Limousin Stud has donated a heifer for 2022.

TJBE are partners with the Bendigo bank and Rural bank of Deloraine.

The TJBE will be following the Covid-19 advice and guidelines of the Tasmanian Government.

Competitors are asked to adhere to social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

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