The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) has today announced the finalists in the coveted Australian Feedlot of the Year Competition.
From an entry pool of 35 feedlots across the nation, nine feedlots have been revealed to be in the running to be named Feedlot of the Year at the ALFA SmartBeef 2021 Conference Industry Awards Dinner to be held in Dalby on 20 October 2021.
The competition is open to all National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS) accredited feedlots and focuses on driving best practice and uncovering feedlots that are truly exceeding the status quo. The competition is spilt into four size categories based on the constructed head capacity of the feedlot, and a winner will be determined per category.
Finalists in the Australian Feedlot of the Year 2021
Under 3,000 head category
Paradise Beef Feedlot, WA
Weeroona Feedlot, QLD
Between 3,001 – 8,000 head category
Camm Agricultural Group - Wonga Plains, QLD
Gundamain Pastoral, Gundamain Feedlot, NSW
Between 8,001 – 15,000 head category
Gunnee Feedlot Pty Ltd, NSW
Mort & Co – Pinegrove Feedlot, QLD
Above 15,001 head category
AACo – Goonoo Feedlot, QLD
Teys Australia – Charlton Feedlot, VIC
Teys Australia – Jindalee Feedlot, NSW
The competition is structured around the five core principals of NFAS; quality assurance culture; product integrity; environmental responsibility; animal welfare responsibility; and business planning.
Within these pillars, areas were explored by the independent judging panel including innovation, employer of choice, chain of responsibility, and community amenity and social accountability, which have helped to set the top performing feedlots apart.
“It is pleasing to see so many feedlots enter the competition this year, it demonstrates the lot feeding sector’s strong commitment to operating within robust quality management systems, continual improvement and innovation,” said ALFA President, Mr Bryce Camm.
“The Australian cattle feedlot industry prides itself on the integrity of its long-standing quality assurance scheme, NFAS, and this competition shows the commitment our sector has to the high standards we sign up to.”
“The finalists in the competition this year should be commended for their efforts in striving to push the status quo and be the best they can be.”
By entering, feedlots receive valuable benchmarking feedback and winning provides feedlots the opportunity to take advantage of the considerable marketing benefits associated with winning the prestigious award.
To find out more about the finalists in this year’s competition, each feedlot has produced a short video clip that can be viewed at www.feedlots.com.au/floty.
Overall winners will be announced at the Industry Awards Dinner held within the ALFA SmartBeef Conference program on 20 October 2021 in Dalby, Queensland.
The Australian Feedlot of the Year Award 2021 is proudly supported by ALFA, AUS-MEAT and Integrity Systems Company.
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