innovator of the year 

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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 for the ALFA Innovator of the Year Award.

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!

Three finalists will be invited to present their ‘innovation’ at the feedlot industry’s premier technical conference, SMARTBEEF 2019 taking place at Dalby, Qld on October 2 – 4.


Applications Open​:  1 June 2019

Applications Close:  1 September 2019        

SMARTBEEF Conference:  2 - 4 October 2019


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’ as judged by SMARTBEEF delegates and announced on Thursday, October 3.

HOW TO enter

Fill out the entry form below 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 supplied in the exhibitor’s catalogue and included on the SMARTBEEF App. Therefore, it is important that you thoroughly check all details provided on your entry form.

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The Australian Lot Feeders' Association

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association is the peak national body for the Australian feedlot industry.


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