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ICMJ Wagga Wagga 2023

ICMJ Wagga Conference will be run in July 2024 from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th July.
We will post more information here and on our Collegiate Resources page as it becomes available.

The 2024 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

 Northern ICMJ Conference- Rockhampton QLD

ICMJ Northern Conference will return in 2024 from the 3rd to the 6th 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

Northern Conference Resources:

See a previous schedule (2023) to find out more
Please email us for a copy of our 2024 Sponsorship Prospectus

Virtual Events and Resources

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

School Competitions

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.

The Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza

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 Carcass Classic

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 Wingham Beef Week Beef Appreciation Competition

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