The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association has announced the return of its Community Heroes Award for its third year running.
This award recognises and rewards feedlots across Australia for their outstanding contributions to local communities and the environment. The award aims to highlight the vital role feedlots play in supporting rural and regional Australia by creating jobs, supporting families, and contributing to local economies while nurturing their land.
ALFA President and 2021 ALFA Community Heroes award winner, Barb Madden from Smithfield Cattle Company, said the Community Heroes Award is a wonderful initiative encouraging lot feeders to pause and reflect on how they have made meaningful contributions to community.
“The Award showcases the extraordinary efforts feedlot businesses and families put into nourishing their local communities and protecting the environment,” Ms Madden said.
“Many feedlots make these contributions organically, because our communities are the backbone of who we are and giving back forms such an innate part of the fabric of all feedlot businesses.”
The overall winner of the ALFA Community Heroes Award will receive a $5,000 cash donation that can be directed towards a local charity, business, or feedlot initiative, further enriching their communities.
ALFA encourages all eligible feedlots to apply for the ALFA Community Heroes Award and share their inspiring stories of community engagement and environmental stewardship. The application deadline is August 31, and the winner will be announced at SmartBeef23 on 11-12 October.
- For more information and to access the entry form, visit the ALFA website at https://www.feedlots.com.au/communityheroes.