Armidale was lucky to get another Angus Roundup this year after having only just hosted one in 2016. This year’s event organiser Zac McInerney was well aware of that, but also thought the centenary anniversary of Angus cattle production in this region was something special too, even during a time of drought.
About 170 participants aged between 8 and 25 travelled to Armidale on Thursday to attend the largest four day, single breed event of its kind in Australia, which hosted various educational sessions and allowed participants to learn from industry professionals.
“It’s 100 years of Angus in Armidale so it’s great to be back in town and really good to see the support of the guys in the local area,” he said.
“It was a great event that finished up at 3.30pm on Sunday with our presentations. All the kids took a lot out of it and had a really good time.”
Zac said parents also enjoyed themselves.
“Of course these events aren’t possible without the enormous support of our sponsors, parent volunteers and the roundup committee that support the running of the event,” he said.
“We got feedback fromm around us that it was the sweetest run roundup they’ve seen for some time, which was an accolade to all those involved.”
Sam Parish from Dubbo won the Champion Herdsperson award, Jack Laurie (Gloucester) took out the Champion Junior Judge while Lane Evans (Tamworth) won Champion Parader and the New Zealand Tasman Exchange was won by Chloe Gould (Rockhampton).
The 2020 Angus Roundup will be held in Toowoomba and Zac sadi he expected a good few people from this region will attend that event.