The Thomas Foods International Angus Youth Roundup once again was host to the crowd favourite Special Dinner Dance and Auction, held Saturday 12th of January at the Armidale Services Club.
The event hosted 380 people, bringing together participants, parents, sponsors, committee and special guests for a night of awards, celebration and entertainment.
Proudly supported by the generous dinner sponsors Red Angus Society of Australia and Upper Murray Seeds, the dinner allowed guests to listen to various speakers throughout the night, with the MC of the night Hayley Robinson taking to the mic.
The live and silent auctions were a massive success on the night thanks to many generous donations, with a total of 22 lots in the live auction and 31 in the silent auction. The auctions raised a total of $25,000, breaking previous records for the most proceeds raised from auctions at Angus Australia. This success is thanks to the generous members of the audience who bought items in support of the event.
The funds raised from the evening will go towards future Roundups as well as various Angus Youth programs to assist in the development and support of the future generations within the Angus breed as well as the greater beef industry.
Without the support of those who purchased items in the auction, as well as those who generously donated auction items, the Special Dinner Dance would not have been the great success that it was.
Throughout the night, various presentations of special Roundup awards took place, recognising members of the Angus community.
The Stewart Award, Cornell Shield and Trans-Tasman Exchange Scholarship were all announced during the evening’s proceeds.
The Stewart Award is an award that has been an important part of the Roundup program since 2001. The award (previously named the Angus Youth Helper of the Year Award) is named after Bruce and Pat Stewart of Dunlop Park Angus, Tasmania, in recognition of their tireless support to the Angus Youth program. The award is presented to the recipient based on their outstanding contribution to the Angus Youth Program. The 2019 recipient of the Stewart Award is John O’Reilly, whom was presented with award on the evening by committee member Murk Schoen.
The Cornell Shield is named in memory of David and Kathleen Cornell, whose tireless work was pivotal to the establishment of the Angus Youth Program. Each year the Cornell Shield is presented to the Roundup Coordinator. This year the shield was presented to Zac McInerney, the 2019 Roundup Coordinator. The Roundup Committee was instrumental in the running this excellent event, with Zac at the helm.
The Trans-Tasman Exchange Scholarship was once again presented at the Special Dinner Dance, with Chloe Gould announced as the 2019 recipient. Miss Gould was chosen out of a large number of keen applicants to be selected for the exchange, which is proudly sponsored by New England Travel. The exchange will see Miss Gould have the opportunity to observe the Angus breed globally, as she travels to New Zealand to visit various Angus seedstock and commercial operations, feedlots, field days and sales.
Angus Youth and the Roundup Committee would like to thank all who contributed to the success of the evening.
Auction Items Results:
|Lot||Item||Donated By||Purchased By|
|1||Canvas Painting||Caitlyn Martin||Killian Angus|
|2||Cattle Crush||Leicht’s CIA and Boehringher Ingleheim||Knowla Angus|
|3||Mystery Item||Roundup Committee||The Cattle Shop|
|4||10 Straws Texas Earnan L612||DSK Angus||Pentire Angus|
|5||4 A Grade Embryos||Dalwhinnie Angus||Greenleaf Angus|
|6||Donor Flush||Holbrook Breeders||Billaglen Angus|
|7||Black Onyx Striploin||Rangers Valley||SL & CK Liddle|
|8||4 Straws Musgrave Avenger||Musgrave and Bulliac Angus||Black Diamond Angus|
|9||5 Straws Raff Empire E269||Raff Angus||Hobbs Livestock|
|10||10 Straws Ascot Hallmark H147||Ascot Angus||NoMac Angus|
|11||10 Straws Texas Mount K002||Texas Angus||Damian Thompson|
|12||10 Straws Texas Global G563||Texas Angus||McLapin Livestock|
|13||Finger Print Tree||J and C Angus||Killian Angus|
|14||Cow Hide Rug||Adams Australia||Hannah Powe|
|15||Bindaree MSA Cube Rolls||Blake O’Reiley||Iron Poy- Blake O’Riely|
|16||10 Straws Knola Monty M186||Knowla Angus||Ben Nevis Angus|
|17||10 Straws Farrah Maxwell M99||Knowla Angus||Bald Blair- Sam White|
|18||4 A Grade Embryos||Ireland Angus|
|19||6 A Grade Embryos||Wattletop Angus||McLapin Livestock|
|20a||Roundup Painting||Roundup Participants||Mundoo Angus|
|20b||Roundup Painting||Roundup Participants||Sam White|
|20c||Roundup Painting||Roundup Participants||Newcombe Family|
|Item||Donated By||Purchased By|
|1||2018 RU Hat||Roundup Committee||Sharon Dundon|
|2||Bag and Key Ring||OK Accessories||Ben Sherratt|
|3||Sunrise Canvas||Mavstar Photography||Killians|
|4||Hide Handbag||Country Avenue||Cross Sisters|
|5||Roundup Bag||Roundup Committee||Cross Sisters|
|6||Hat Rack||Dee Geogre and Matt Jones||Chloe Janic|
|7||Slate Cheese Board||Roundup Committee||Christy Fuller|
|8||Chicken Door Stop||OK Accessories||Ben Sherratt|
|9||Beauty Pack||Dee George||Rachel Rudder|
|10||Leather Belt||Blue Tongue Leather Craft||Eb Sadler-Small|
|11||Organic Hamper||Organic Systems and Solutions||Cheyne Twist|
|12||Drought Barbie||Mokoan Ag||Seb Volker|
|13||Bridle||McGreggor Family||Lauren Adams|
|14||Hair Care Pack||Limmit Less Cattle supplies||Kristy Walker|
|15||Sock Savers||Rebecca George||Marg McLeish|
|16||Sock Savers||Rebecca George||Marg McLeish|
|17||Arborne Hamper||Birriwindi Pastoral||Jane Thompson|
|18||Shirt||Ruby Ridge Designs||Jane Thompson|
|19||Petersons White Wine x6||Petersons Winery||Peter McGilchrist|
|20||Petersons Red Wines x 6||Petersons Winery||Peter McGilchrist|
|21||Hordern Red Wines x6||Horderns Wines||Peter McGilchrist|
|22||Hordern White Wine x6||Horderns Wines||Peter McGilchrist|
|23||Leather Tote Bag||Blue Tongue Leather Craft||Hayley Gritdring|
|24||Barbie Doll||Mokoan Ag||Trevor Newcombe|
|25||Slate Cheese Board||Roundup Committee||Zac McInerney|
|26||Organic Booze||Organic Systems and Solutions||Daryl Holder|
|27||Provence Book||MLA||SL & CK Liddle|
|28||Farmer Barbie||Mokoan Ag||SL & CK Liddle|
|29||The Drover||Bald Blair Angus||Miracle Urban|
|30||Scarf||Ruby Ridge Designs||Miracle Urban|
|31||Beachport Pack||Beachport||Christie Fuller|