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 of our 2020 Grand Finalists:



To be eligible for entry, applicants must:

  • Be 30 years or younger as at 31st December 2021.

  • 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
    Brisbane on August 25 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
    twin-share accommodation and meals.

  • The selected six finalists must be available to travel
    to Brisbane on 25 August (or attend via zoom if necessary)
    and participate in a media training day on 26 August,
    finishing at 3.30pm.

  • 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.



  • 6 Finalists are flown to Brisbane for the 2nd Round of Judging. Included in the prize are flights, accommodation, training materials and a networking dinner with the ALFA Council.


  • 3 Grand Finalists are flown to ALFA SmartBeef 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 2021

  • Entries Close: 30 June 2021

  • Finalists Announced: July 2021

  • Second Round Judging:  25-26 August 2021, Brisbane Qld.

  • Grand Finalists Announced: September 2021

  • Overall Winner Awarded: ALFA SmartBeef Conference, 20 October 2021, Dalby 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:E: (02) 9290 3700

with thanks to our platinum member sponsor
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