The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) is calling for all staff employed at feedlots across the nation currently undertaking further training or education to apply for the ALFA Excellence in Feedlot Education Medal.
ALFA President, Bryce Camm, says the annual Medal exists to identify, support and celebrate individuals with a commitment to continual learning within the feedlot industry.
“The medal has been awarded to recognise individuals who demonstrate excellence in feedlot operational skills and who value career development through training,” Bryce said.
With entries closing on 30 June 2021, feedlot owners and managers are encouraged to nominate staff who they consider to be demonstrating excellence in feedlot operation skills and who are participating in or have participated in recognised education. Individuals are also encouraged to self-nominate.
“Besides acknowledging and rewarding those feedlot staff committed to continual learning within the Australian feedlot industry, the Medal serves to reinforce that the feedlot industry provides an exciting and rewarding career,” Bryce said.
The ALFA Excellence in Feedlot Education Medal is proudly sponsored by Zoetis and rewards individuals who are applying skills or knowledge as a result of participating in, or graduating from, feedlot-specific training.
The Medal was last awarded to David Duncan, Teys Condamine Feedlot, Queensland in 2019 - pictured below with Feedlot General Manager, Phil Lambert, at SmartBeef 2019.
Applicants must be enrolled in, or graduated from in the last 12 months, an eligible training program or course, and be employed at a feedlot with membership to ALFA.
The winner will have their name added to the perpetual Medal and will receive $500 as well as a complimentary registration to one of ALFA’s many courses on offer in 2022.
The Medal is designed to recognise excellence in innovation and is part of ALFA's broader Recognition of Excellence Awards Program and will be awarded at the industry's premier technical conference, SmartBeef 2021 in Dalby Qld on 19-21 October 2021.
Nominations close 30 June 2021 and can be submitted via the ALFA website at www.feedlots.com.au/medal
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