11 Sep ICMJ 2017-18 Annual Report
Now in its 29th year of existence, the Australian ICMJ has accomplished a long and
successful reputation of attracting graduates to careers in the red meat industry.
The ICMJ Committee comprises of 12 voluntary members and a Coordinator who
run a five-day conference for tertiary students held in Wagga Wagga, NSW each
year. The conference involves industry presentations, training and interactive
workshops, sponsored dinners, professional development, a career expo and a
Each year the ICMJ tertiary conference attracts over ten Australian tertiary
institutions as well as international teams from the United States of America (USA),
Japan, Korea and Indonesia. The number of participating students annually
exceeds 120 students along with over 30 coaches. Due to the growing popularity
of the program, the committee have placed a cap on the number of participants.
At the Wagga Conference, 20 Australian students are selected to attend an
intensive industry education and development week in Brisbane, where five
students are selected to tour the USA and to represent Australia at numerous USA
meat judging competitions.
The ICMJ also run meat judging competitions for secondary school students, held
annually in Scone NSW, Wingham NSW and Gympie Qld.