Junior Herdsman Award

Centralian Beef Breeders Association Junior Herdsman Award

Centralian Beef Breeders Association with support from studs from all over Australia, will once again encourage young people aged 8 to 18 years in the Beef Industry by awarding a stud heifer to keep and show.

Details of how to enter this section (entry is not automatic) please contact our Cattle Secretary Sheri Fogarty.  Phone: (08) 8956 0920 Email: palmervalleystation@bigpond.com

Guidelines & Expectations for the Junior Herdsman Award

 1. Children must nominate for the award with parents’ consent, be aged between 8-18 years of age and be a local entrant.

2. Must be prepared to show the heifer in the following years at the Alice Springs Show & other shows if possible.

3. Previous recipients are eligible to enter.

4. Must be able to accommodate the heifer with land, feed, water, transportation and animal health as outlined by the Livestock Welfare & Transporting Laws and NLIS requirements.

5. This award should be considered as a long term commitment and should not be exchanged for cash while productive. (may be passed on to another person if situation changes and cannot care for animal)

6. Must understand the value of the animal and appreciate the effort required to earn the prize.

7. Must recognise & promote the breeder of heifer in all opportunities.

8. Be prepared to liaise with the breeder in future years on the animal’s performance etc.

9. A thank you letter to the donor of the heifer is expected.

10. Annual updates on the heifer’s progress (particularly in the first 3 years) to the CBBA would be appreciated- for promotional material of future prizes. Simple emails and photos would suffice.

11. Judge’s decision is final. (No correspondence will be entered into competition)

In the event that a heifer is not donated by a breeder, this award will not be offered.

Harrison Edmunds receiving the 2016 Junior Herdsman Award from Grace & Liesel Bekker of Bos Park Droughtmasters, Gympie QLD, with Judge Shane Perry.

Thank you to the studs who have donated heifers for this prize in previous years:


William Weir - Ammaroo Station


Nikita Hayes - Undoolya Station


Brooke Weir - Ammaroo Station


Alfie Turner - Undoolya Station


Harrison Edmunds - Ambalindum Station


Brooke Weir - Ammaroo Station


Jamie Hayes - Undoolya Station