THERE will be celebrations galore for Angus Australia in 2019, as the society rings in 100 years.
Founded in 1919, Angus Australia will host a number of massive and memorable events throughout the year for all Angus beef enthusiasts to celebrate the centenary milestone.
The first event of the centenary calendar was the Thomas Foods International Angus Youth Roundup, which rolled into Armidale over the weekend.
Next will be the Sydney Royal Easter Angus Feature Show in April. Entries close on February 6.
The Angus National Conference will take place in Albury on May 23 and 24, with the theme of “Angus through the ages - building better beef”.
The program will cover a wide range of topics regarding the latest information developed by Angus Australia. The topics covered will address leaders in technology, how Angus beef has adapted to ‘meat’ consumer expectations, managing genetics and reproduction in a commercial herd, staying ahead of the game and in an ode to the 100-year history of Angus Australia, looking back at how far Angus Australia has come.
And for the first time, Angus Australia will host a Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Challenge in the Queen Elizabeth II Square in Albury on May 22, prior to the beginning of the conference.
To continue the celebrations, Angus Royal Feature shows are also set for Royal Adelaide in September and Royal Melbourne in September through October.
Throughout the year, the various Angus Australia state committees will be hosting state events celebrating the centenary.
Angus Australia President Brad Gilmour looks forward to the centenary year and the events that will transpire.
“Feature Shows, the WA Spring Walk, plus events and field days around the country will give everyone an opportunity to celebrate our centenary year,” he said.
In looking back Mr Gilmour reflected on how far the Angus breed has come in the past 100 years.
“It’s remarkable to think that Angus cattle were once considered undesirable. Today, the breed influences every corner of the market – both here and increasingly overseas. There’s huge demand fuelled by a reputation for producing some of the best beef in the world,” he said.
With the various events happening all over the country in the coming months, Angus enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the news and events section at www.angusaustralia.com.au to stay up to date with what is happening.