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Finalists announced in young lot feeder award

  • Six finalists in the prestigious ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award have been announced.

  • Finalists to attend second round judging in August to reveal Top 3 Grand Finalists.

  • Winner announced at ALFA SmartBeef 2021 Conference at Dalby, Qld on 20 October 2021.

A record number of entries were received for the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) Young Lot Feeder of the Year 2021 Award, proudly sponsored by Performance Feeds.

From a pool of 19 talented young lot feeders, six have today been announced as National Finalists in the 2021 Award that embodies passion, leadership, and vision for lot feeding.

The finalists in the ALFA Young Lot Feeder Award 2021 (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Caitlin Herbert, Gundamain Pastoral NSW

  • James Guest, Smithfiled Cattle Co – Sapphire QLD

  • Kailen Hodgson, Teys Australia Charlton VIC

  • Kelly Dudley, B Feeders Rodgers Creek QLD

  • Lucy Morris, Lake Preston WA

  • Simon Kensit, AACo Goonoo QLD

ALFA President, Bryce Camm, said that the quality and number of entrants received this year was testament to the sectors work in attracting, retaining, and upskilling its talent.

“We have heavily invested in promoting the various career opportunities in the lot feeding sector to those seeking a rewarding career.

“Sustained support and initiative from feedlot managers in encouraging their staff to participate has ensured the award has gone from strength the strength.

“This Award sits within a greater Recognition of Excellence Program that ALFA delivers on behalf of industry and is one of the many ways the lot feeding sector seeks to recognise and reward individuals and businesses that strive for excellence.

“We thank our long-time sponsor and ALFA Platinum Member, Performance Feeds, who have continued to support the professional development of lot feeding talent.

“It is extremely pleasing to be able to highlight the achievements and aspirations of our future leaders through this Award,” Bryce said.

Finalists now progress to a second judging round, including an interview with the independent judging panel in August. The outcome of this round will determine who will progress in the competition as one of three Grand Finalists.

The winner receives $5,000 towards undertaking a professional development course or overseas study trip and a grain fed beef industry scholarship to attend the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s TRAIL: for emerging leaders program, valued at $10,450.

Molly Sage, 2020 Young Lot Feeder, will present the Winner’s Cup to the winner of the 2021 ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award at the ALFA SmartBeef 2021 Conference to be held at Dalby Events Centre, Dalby Queensland on 20 October 2021.


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Photo Caption: Finalist in the ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year 2021.

Media Contacts:

Bryce Camm ALFA President P: (02) 9290 3700 Madeleine Hamilton ALFA General Manager – Communications & Engagement E: M: 0447 617 428



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