The highly popular schools based beef cattle competition the Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza will be a virtual event in 2020 due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic.

The highly popular schools based beef cattle competition the Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza will be a virtual event in 2020 due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic.

As disappointing as it was to cancel the Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza (UHBB) this year, the Committee are extremely excited to present several educational webinars and the 2020 Virtual Junior Judging Competition.

Currently the official Beef Bonanza website is currently being upgraded and will be accessible for the Virtual Junior Judging and Educational Webinars from Friday October 23.

Supporter since the events conception in 2006, Waverley Station Angus will continue as the event partner for this new online event. The Committee wish to sincerely thank Waverley Station Angus for their generous and ongoing support, as well as 2020 sponsors Achmea farm insurance, Local Land Services and Hunter Valley Angus Breeders Association.

Educational Webinars sponsored by Local Land Services

On Friday October 23, on the official UHBB website, there will be a live Q and A Session with industry experts commencing at approximately 10:00am and a Live Meat Judging demonstration conducted by Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association commencing at approximately 1:30pm. These sessions will be targeting all secondary students and will be streamed via Zoom. The other educational webinars are pre-recorded, which will enable exhibitors, teachers and their schools the opportunity to select which webinars they watch and when.

Virtual Junior Judging Competition presented by Achmea Farm Insurance

The Junior Judging Competition presented by Achmea gives aspiring young judges the opportunity to develop and showcase their skills. The competition features three classes of beef cattle; Stud bulls, Stud females and Trade cattle.

Entry is FREE and open to young people from primary to senior high school. The age groups are Primary, years 7-8, years 9-10 and years 11-12. The young judges are required to view the images and videos on the Beef Bonanza official web site, rank the animals from 1-4 based on specific criteria and provide a three-minute video outlining their reasoning for the order.

Entries open on Friday October 23 and close two weeks later on Friday, November 6. The results will be published online on November 20, 2020.

Changes from 2019 event due to COVID 19 with judging online this year.

Changes from 2019 event due to COVID 19 with judging online this year.