Feedlot industry seeks out young talented lot feeders

13 June 2018

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) is seeking to find the feedlot industry’s next up and coming lot feeder to enter long-standing industry award, the ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year. The Award is proudly sponsored by Performance Feeds.

The ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award embodies passion, leadership, development and initiative and designed to encourage emerging dedicated employees to contribute their ideas and vision for lot feeding at a national level.

The Award has been running continuously since 1994, having discovered some of the industry’s best talent.

Several past winners have given back to industry by way of representing on the ALFA Board over the years, including Stephen Reynolds (1999 Winner), Grant Garey (2000 Winner), Gina Lincoln (2002 Winner), Geoff Cornford (2004 Winner) and Stephen Martin (2013 Winner).

ALFA President, Tess Herbert, says ALFA encourages the growth and development of youth in the feedlot industry, and this Award showcases the vast array of talent currently within the industry.

“The lifetime contacts and business networks that winning the ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award has brought to previous winners is testament to the personal and business benefits of this prestigious feedlot industry award,” Mrs Herbert said.

As part of the entry process, ALFA asks young lot feeders to consider current and future potential industry issues that could impact the industry and propose a solution to this issue.

“This process helps to seek and foster qualities that empower curious young lot feeders to think outside the square, to be bold in their ideas and continuously develop and challenge their thinking about the Australian lot feeding industry and its future potential.”

As part of the prize, the overall winner can choose to undertake a study trip overseas and attend the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s TRAIL Program for emerging leaders, on an industry sponsored position.

“The broad industry insight, as well as the personal growth and development that the winner of the Award can gain through travelling overseas and seeing firsthand how feedlots operate and observe the critical industry issues affecting lot feeders overseas will prove to be invaluable in that person’s career development.”

Three Grand Finalists are invited to present their industry issue topic at the feedlot industry’s premier conference, BeefEx, to be held at the Brisbane Showgrounds on 8-10 October 2018.

The ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award presents a tremendous opportunity for any young lot feeder keen to excel in their career and is exclusive to ALFA Feedlot Members.

Young lot feeders interested in entering the Award are encouraged to visit the ALFA website ( to download an entry form. Entries close 6 July 2018.

For more information and to apply head to the ALFA AWARDS page here.

Media Contact:

Tess Herbert
President – ALFA
P. (02) 6859 2784

For more information on the Award and how to enter:

Madie Hamilton
Manager – Membership, Communications & Capability
M. 0447 617 428