young lot feeder of the year

This Award embodies passion, leadership, development and initiative.


The Award is designed to encourage emerging industry leaders to contribute their ideas and vision for lot feeding at a national level.

ALFA seeks and fosters qualities that empower participants to think outside the square, to be bold in their ideas and continuously develop and challenge their thinking about the Australian lot feeding industry and its future potential.


Young people who aspire to become future industry leaders are encouraged to apply for this prestigious industry award.


The Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award seeks to identify, develop and reward individuals who:

  • Have a clear vision for their pathway within the feedlot industry, and an aptitude for demonstrating leadership in the future;

  • Demonstrate initiative;

  • Are actively involved in their local communities;

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the challenges the feedlot industry faces, and a notion of how to overcome these;

  • Demonstrate an awareness of opportunities in the feedlot industry and how to best engage with these; and

  • Demonstrate a desire to further their personal and professional development.

Check out the stories from previous Grand Finalists:



To be eligible for entry, applicants must:

  • Be 30 years or younger as at 31st December 2022.

  • Be employed at a feedlot that is a current financial Member of the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association.

  • Have completed all sections of the entry form and provided all necessary documents.

  • Six finalists will be selected to be interviewed in Sydney in August by the Award Judging Panel with applicants travel expenses arranged and funded by ALFA – one return flight per person from their nominated nearest regional centre or city, overnight accommodation and meals.

  • The selected six finalists must be available to travel to Sydney (or attend via zoom if necessary).

  • Three Grand Finalists will be invited to the ALFA Annual Conference in October for the winner announcement. Event registration fees, return airfares and accommodation for Grand Finalists are covered by ALFA.

  • Agree to be a part of the promotion of the Award.

To enter, you need to complete and submit the following:

  • Fill out the online entry form below and submit before the close date.

  • Upload a typed essay (up to 1,000 words) outlining an industry problem (perceived or real), discussing its implications to the feedlot industry, and exploring a proposed solution.

  • Upload your Resume.

  • Upload a short letter of endorsement from your Manager.

  • Upload your headshot, for use in Award promotional activities.



  • Six Finalists are flown to Sydney for the second round of judging. Included in the prize are flights, accommodation, training materials and a networking dinner with the ALFA Council.


  • Three Grand Finalists are flown to ALFA BeefEx Conference for the presentation of the Overall Winner.  Included in the prize are flights, accommodation and registration.

  • Provided training in professional presentations and creating engaging content around story-telling.


  • Your name is added to the Award perpetual trophy and you receive a keepsake trophy.

  • Funding towards undertaking a professional development course or overseas study trip, to the value of $5,000.

  • A scholarship to attend the next Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s TRAIL: for emerging leaders program valued at $10,450. 



  • Entries Open:  2 May 2022

  • Entries Close: 30 June 2022

  • Finalists Announced: July 2022

  • Second Round Judging:  24 August 2022, Sydney NSW

  • Grand Finalists Announced: September 2022

  • Overall Winner Awarded: ALFA BeefEx Conference, 19 October 2022, Brisbane QLD


To enter, submit the online entry form below with your supporting documents before the close date.

young lot feeder of the year

Entry Form

Upload Resume
Upload Letter of Endorsement
Upload Headshot Image
Upload Essay

Thank you for entering the ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award, proudly sponsored by Performance Feeds. ALFA will be in touch soon to confirm your entry. ​If you have any questions, please contact ALFA at: or (02) 9290 3700

with thanks to our platinum member sponsor
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