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Join the grain fed beef sector as we come together virtually to announce the winners of the 2021 Industry Awards.

Registration is free.
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award for innovation
Proudly sponsored by Integrated Animal Production, the Award for Innovation seeks out clever, non-commercialised innovations that genuinely make a difference to the functionality of day-to-day operations at the feedlot. 

2021 Entrants:
  • The Jindalee 'Post Pot Digger'
  • The Paradise Beef 'Feed Bunk Sweeper'
  • The Wonga Plains 'Penrider App' 
  • The Rangers Valley 'Super Dooper Pooper Scooper'
  • The Rangers Valley 'Re-usable PVC Fly Trap' 
  • The Springfield 'Gate Stop'
  • The Dimboola 'Cast Cattle Righter'


excellence in feedlot education medal

The Medal, proudly sponsored by Zoetis, recognises and awards individuals that are demonstrating excellence in feedlot operation skills and who are applying skills or knowledge as a result of participating in, or graduating from, training.

2021 Grand Finalists:
  • Annabelle Madden, HR & Communications Assistant, Smithfield Cattle Company QLD
  • Bec Donnelly, Operations Manager, Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards QLD
  • Brenton Watterson, Livestock Manager, AACo - Aronui QLD
  • Cameron Fowke, Feed Mill Leading Hand, Teys Australia Condamine QLD


Young Lot Feeder of the Year 
Proudly sponsored by Performance Feeds, this award embodies passion, leadership, development, and initiative. The Grand Finalists are emerging leaders that are keen to contribute their ideas and vision for lot feeding at a national level.

2021 Grand Finalists:
  • James Guest - Feedlot Manager, Smithfield Cattle Company Sapphire Feedlot QLD
  • Kailen Hodgson - Operations Manager, Teys Australia Charlton VIC
  • Lucy Morris - Senior Operations Manager, TW Pearson Lake Preston Feedlot WA
  • Simon Kensit - Feedlot Manager, AACO Goonoo Feedlot QLD
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Community Heroes
Proudly sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition, this award recognises and rewards those feedlots that are actively nourishing their local communities and environment by going above and beyond to support their community, ‘give-back’ and better the environment around them.

2021 Entrants:
  • Teys Australia Charlton Show'ing Community Spirit
  • Stockyard - Kerwee Oakey Creek regeneration
  • Paradise Beef connecting community through environmental efforts
  • Camm Agricultural Group backs women in lot feeding
  • Teys Jindalee Feedlot doing their bit to improve environmental outcomes for community
  • Goonoo feedlot is working to support future generations
  • Smithfield Feedlot connects students and teachers to feedlot industry
  • Weeroona Feedlot supports local show to boost participation


australian feedlot of the year
Proudly sponsored by ALFA, AUS_MEAT & ISC, the competition is designed to find the very best of the best and to encourage continuous industry improvement.

2021 Grand Finalists:
Under 3,000 head category
  • Paradise Beef Feedlot, WA
  • Weeroona Feedlot, QLD
Between 3,001 – 8,000 head category
  • Camm Agricultural Group - Wonga Plains, QLD
  • Gundamain Pastoral, Gundamain Feedlot, NSW
Between 8,001 – 15,000 head category
  • Gunnee Feedlot Pty Ltd, NSW
  • Mort & Co – Pinegrove Feedlot, QLD
Above 15,001 head category
  • AACo – Goonoo Feedlot, QLD
  • Teys Australia – Charlton Feedlot, VIC
  • Teys Australia – Jindalee Feedlot, NSW
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