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If you have a clever idea or innovation that has been incorporated into your day-to-day operations at the feedlot – tell us about it by nominating it into the ALFA Award for Innovation.

Feedlots and their employees that have implemented clever, non-commercialised innovations that genuinely make a difference to the functionality of day-to-day operations at the feedlot are encouraged to enter.

All entries will be open to the public to vote on between September and October. The winner will be determined by popular vote and announced at the feedlot industry’s premier technical conference, SmartBeef 2021 taking place at Dalby, Qld on October 19 – 21.

  • Winner receives a $500 cheque

  • Runner-up recieves a $250 cheque


Applications Open​:  1 May 2021

Applications Close:  1 September 2021 
Voting closes: 14 October 2021

Winner Announcement:  19-21 October 2021 within the SmartBeef Conference Program


As a guide, we are looking for innovations designed by lot feeders that relate to feed manufacturing, feed delivery, cattle processing or cattle handling, yard maintenance, occupational health and safety.


The Innovation should be about:

  • Labour saving and/or

  • Delivering improved accuracy/efficiency and/or safety in the day-to-day operation of the feedlot

  • Non-commercial


Materials for the creation of the innovation should cost no more than $3,000.

The winning innovation will be selected ‘by popular vote’ and announced during SmartBeef 2021.

HOW TO enter

Fill out the entry form at the bottom of this page and don't forget to attach a photo or video of your innovation.

NOTE: The information supplied on the entry form will be transferred and used as the detail included in the promotion of your innovation via the Conference catalogue, social media and the ALFA website. Therefore, it is important that you thoroughly check all details provided on your entry form.



The winning innovation will be selected ‘by popular vote’ and announced during SmartBeef 2021. 

To vote for your favourite entry, simply click the 'heart' button on the post (this indicates a like i.e. vote). The entry with the most votes  will be announced as the winner. The entry with the second highest will be awarded the runner up. The decision made will be final.



Entry Form

Upload an image of the Innovation (Jpeg)
Upload 2nd Image File
Upload 3rd Image File
Upload Video File (optional)

Thank you for entering the Award for Innovation. You will receive a confirmation email shortly.