Nominations open for ABIF-Marcus Oldham College Howard Yelland Award

Beef Central, 24/09/2020

The Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) and Marcus Oldham College are inviting nominations for the ABIF-Marcus Oldham College Howard Yelland Award 2020.

Beef Central’s Jon Condon and James Nason receive the 2019 Howard Yelland Beef Industry Award from the Australian Beef Industry Foundation chair, John Gunthorpe and executive, Sam Inglis.

The Award honours the contribution of Howard Yelland, who championed objective measurement and performance recording for improved selection in the Australian Beef Industry.

This 2020 Award seeks to recognise an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry ‘above and beyond’ their normal role.  Nominations are open to suitably qualified producers and non-producers, from any sector of the beef industry.

Last year, two people were recognised jointly for their contributions.  Jon Condon and James Nason from Beef Central were awarded at the Marcus Oldham Leadership Dinner.

This year due to COVID-19 there was no leadership programme.  However, we are calling for nominations for the 2020 Award hopefully to be presented at the 2021 dinner.  

A nomination form can be found on the ABIF website:  

 Selection criteria to be addressed should include:

  • Extent of contribution to the Australian Beef Industry
  • Recognition of this contribution both nationally and internationally
  • Leadership role as a change agent
  • Contribution above and beyond normal role in the industry

Please ensure that all nominations reach the College by the closing date Friday 23 October 2020, submitted by email to Emily Van Es  or post to Emily Van Es, Marcus Oldham College, 145 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds  VIC  3216.

An industry selection panel will review the nominations and the Award will be presented at a formal dinner hopefully to be held during the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program in 2021 at Marcus Oldham College, Waurn Ponds.





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