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2020 ICMJ Conference- Wagga Wagga NSW

In 2020, the Australian ICMJ workshop and contest will be held at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW from Tuesday 7th July – Sunday 12th July. The 2020 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.

Check back here for the 2020 Careers Expo Flyer & Registration Form

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

2020 Northern ICMJ Conference- Rockhampton QLD

Take the next step in preparing yourself for a great career in the Northern Beef industry by participating the ICMJ Northern Conference and workshop to be hosted by CQUniversity and Teys Australia in Rockhampton, Qld from the 15th to the 18th April 2020.

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 opportunities & create linkages with future employers across the northern beef supply chain
  • Expose students to new technologies and capabilities within the meat industry
  • Educate students on Australia’s position within the global meat supply chain.

You can register and book your tickets now at: https://icmj.com.au/product/2020-icmj-northern-conference-registration/

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