ICMJ Wagga Conference will return as planned in July 2022 from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th July.
We will post more information here and on our Collegiate Resources page as it becomes available.
The 2022 program will include:
Industry guest speakers: A range of topics covered including speakers from beef, lamb and pork industries, graziers, feedlotters and processors
Interactive workshops: based on carcase utilisation and judging. Hands on training and a range of theoretical and practical judging tips and practice classes
Careers Expo: Meeting potential employers and opportunities for graduates within the meat industry, combined with workshops and information for graduates.
Featured special dinner: Awards presentation dinner and announcement of finalists to undertake industry training for Australian team selection.
More information and student resources can be found on our Collegiate Resources page
ICMJ Northern Conference will return in 2022 from the 20th to the 23rd April, hosted at CQU and Teys Rockhampton.
The Northern ICMJ conference aims to:
– Equip attendees with better knowledge and skills specific to northern beef production and associated meat quality and attributes
– Highlight carcass characteristics of northern beef breeds and resulting meat quality
– Raise awareness of career and networking opportunities & create linkages with future employers and industry across the northern beef supply chain
– Expose attendees to new technologies and capabilities within the meat industry
– Create knowledge of Australia’s position within the global meat supply chain
As a result of the measures brought in to limit the spread of coronavirus, the association’s national committee decided to cancel all of its 2020 face-to-face events, including overseas tours, school competitions, and its annual conferences in Wagga Wagga and Rockhampton.
With face-to-face events no longer possible, ICMJ prepared a program of activities delivered from digital platforms to ensure students and young industry professionals can continue to access training and networking opportunities.
You can find records of our Webinar and Podcast Series at our Virtual Resources Page
A number of Meat Judging competitions for school students are run throughout the year by local show societies or groups. The Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association is affiliated with some of these competitions.
A Schools Meat Judging Competition is held in October as part of the annual Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza.
For more information visit: beefbonanza.org.au
The Gympie Schools Meat Judging Competition is held in conjunction with the Gympie Carcass Classic and run by the Gympie District Beef Liason Group.
For more information visit: gdblg.org.au
The Beef Appreciation Competition during Wingham Beef Week in May and is contested by local school teams. Teams are required to assess a pen of four steers on the hoof, and are then involved in judging animals on the hook, primals and identifying retail cuts.
For more information visit: winghambeefweek.com.au