2019 Angus conference celebrates 100 years + PICS

Beef Central, 23/05/2019

Almost 250 Angus cattle breeders from across Australia and New Zealand are gathered in Albury, southern NSW for the 2019 Angus Australia annual conference.

The program started last night with a world-first Verified Black Angus Beef Invitational Texas BBQ competition, attracting nine of Australia’s best competitive BBQ teams (story to come).

A packed conference program kicked off today with speakers including high profile chef Adrian Richardson from La Luna Bistro; Dorian Garrick from Massey University; Angus Street: from AuctionsPlus; Christian Duff, Angus Australia; Marcel Moodley: Costco; Dr Brad Hine: CSIRO; Anthony Puharich, Owner and butcher-in-chief at Vic’s Premium Quality Meat & Victor Churchill Butchery; Jo-anne Harper: Rivalea; Jess Pryles: The Hardcore Carnivore; Kent Anderson: Zoetis; Sam Burke and Kelly Payne: MLA Chefs, to culminate with a panel session this afternoon moderated by Beef Central’s Jon Condon and featuring Sam White, Bald Blair Angus; MLA CEO Jason Strong; Kent Anderson; Adrian Richardson and Anthony Puharich.

The conference includes a gala dinner tonight and continues with a further program of speaker presentations tomorrow.

The Angus Through the Ages Conference alsocelebrates 100 years since the formation of Angus Australia in 1919..

Here’s some of faces at the gathering in Albury:

BBQ competitor Adam Roberts, from Team Piggy, prepares his Jack’s Creek Angus striploin before going onto the BBQ

Jack’s Creek branded beef sales manager Adam North with Chatsworth, VIC, Angus breeder mark Gubbins and MLA’s Kelly Payne during the BBQ cook-off.

Angus Australia chief executive Peter Parnell, staffmember Richard Braund and president Brad Gilmour during last night’s BBQ competition

Armidale, NSW Angus breeders Rob Finlay and son Tim, Three Creek Angus Beef, with Angus Australia’s commercial development manager Liz Pearson.

Michael Davidson, NH Foods; Liz Pearson, Angus Australia and Marcel Moodley, Costco.

Sam White, Bald Blair Angus, Guyra, NSW and Dorian Garrick, Massey University/ThetaSolutions.

MLA’ chefs Kelly Payne and Sam Burke gave a presentation showing how MLA works with the catering industry to utilise Australian beef to meet consumer expectation.

Ian Bates, Riddellvue Angus Stud, Alexandra, NW Victoria; Stewart Cluning, Blackjack Angus Stud, Latrobe Valley, Vic; and Willie Milne, breed consultant, Glenrowan, Vic.

Jack Briscoe Allflex, Geelong and Richard and Ruthey {uddicombe, Paraway Pastoral Company, Guyra, NSW.

Achmea Farm Insurance’s Trevor Walder, South Giggpland, and Craig Edgerton, Orange.

Brett and Robyn Piraner, Arthursleigh Angus, Boonah, Queensland and John Pearson, Nosraep Enterprises.

Angus New Zealand CEO Jane Allan, Christchurch and President John Cochrane, Dunedin, with Angus Australia CEO Peter Parnell.

Jirigala Menghe and Tiger Zhao, Grassland Cattle, Charleville with Keith Hay, GeneFlow, Tocumwal, NSW.

Zoetis’s Dan Abernathy and Jake Bourne talk with Angus breeders Richard Post, Guyra, second from left, and Roger Gregory, Wangaratta, right, during the conference trade show.

Mort & Co Lotfeeders cattle buyer Bill Burton with Angus breeder Sinclair Munro, Booroomooka.

Angus breeders Anich Butterfield, Prime Angus, Benalla, VIC, with Rosemary Hack and Mason Lane, Burn Mountain Angus, Bemboka, via Bega NSW.

AuctionsPlus chief executive spoke about the need to build a champion team in effective marketing of cattle


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