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The Communicate Your Research Competition is designed to promote excellence and scientific professionalism for the advancement of communication between tertiary institutions and the Australian cattle feedlot industry. The competition aims to provide students an opportunity to share their research in relevant intensive animal and veterinary science disciplines with the Australian feedlot industry.

  1. Students are asked to deliver a 5-minute oral presentation with an accompanying slide deck on their research to a judging panel that holds a broad understanding of the beef industry.

  2. Students then share their research via a poster session to the conference delegation where they may field questions from attendees. Students are required to prepare a poster as outlined in the guidelines.


Applications Open​:  TBC 2021

Applications Close:  TBC 2021   

Oral Presentation to Judging Panel: At ALFA SmartBeef Conference

Poster Session & Winner Announcement: At ALFA SmartBeef Conference

  • Entrants must be undergraduate or postgraduate tertiary students currently enrolled in a field related to the beef industry that may encompass nutrition, meat science, genetics, animal welfare, veterinary science, agribusiness, or agricultural leadership.

  • The research topic and presentation must be of relevance to the feedlot industry. Research conducted in production animals that could be adopted by the feedlot industry is appropriate.

  • There is no age restriction.

HOW TO enter

See the competition flyer for full guidelines regarding the research and presentation (coming soon).

Fill out the entry form below and don't forget to attach your abstract.

Got a question or looking for more information?

Contact the Competition Committee direct at

Entry Form

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