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Finalists in Education Medal Announced

The Australian Lot Feeders' Association is pleased to announce the finalists in the ALFA Excellence in Feedlot Education 2021, proudly sponsored by Zoetis.

The Medal recognises and awards individuals within the feedlot sector that are demonstrating excellence in feedlot operation skills and who are applying skills or knowledge as a result of participating in, or graduating from, training.


Annabelle Madden

HR & Communications Assistant, Smithfield Cattle Company QLD

Nominated Training: Diploma of HR Management with the Australian

Institute of Management (AIM)

Bec Donnelly

Operations Manager, Roma Feedlot & Spelling Yards QLD

Nominated Training: ALFA MPM Program

Brenton Watterson

Livestock Manager, AACo - Aronui QLD Nominated Training: TAFE Cert III Feedlot Operations - Pen Riders

Cameron Fowke

Feed Mill Leading Hand, Teys Australia Condamine QLD

Nominated Training: ALFA Nutrition and Milling Workshop

Next Steps

The finalists will now progress to the second round judging, a workplace interview with the Judging Panel in September. They will have the opportunity to demonstrate the judges the change they have implemented as a result of participating in, or completing, their nominated training.

Three Grand Finalists will be announced after the second round judging is complete. Grand Finalists are invited to the ALFA SmartBeef 2021 Conference in October, where the winner will be announced.



  • A complimentary full delegate conference registration and accommodation to SmartBeef 2021.

  • An invitation to attend the ALFA Awards & Scholarship Alumni Luncheon on 19 October in Dalby, with the Industry's best and brightest.


  • Name added to the perpetual Medal.

  • A keepsake Medal.

  • $500 cash.

  • A complimentary registration to an ALFA 2022 Workshop of choice.

  • The opportunity to attend two sessions within the ALFA 2021 MPM Program. These are the Zoetis facilitated sessions. 2 nights' accommodation, and travel expenses are included.


We thank our ALFA Platinum Member sponsor, Zoetis, for their ongoing support of the ALFA Excellence in Feedlot Education Medal.



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