Building beef industry knowledge at Youth Roundup

Angus-roundupThe Angus Youth National Roundup is back in 2022, heading to Wodonga, Victoria January 13-16.

Angus Youth is excited to announce the formation of the Roundup Organising Committee, who will assist the Roundup Event Manager in running the national event. 

Chairing the newly formed committee will be Annie Pumpa. Annie resides in Tabletop, NSW where she works for ABS Australia as a sales representative for both beef and dairy. Annie comes with a long history in the beef industry, having grown up in Culcairn NSW in the Riverina on a family run mixed enterprise operation and being actively involved in the seedstock sector over the last 10 years. 

Joining Annie will be the following committee members: 

  • Zoe Cargill, Braidwood NSW 
  • Lochie McLauchlan, Glenormiston North Vic 
  • Lilli Stewart, Birregurra Vic 
  • Jack Laurie, Moppy NSW 
  • Monique McKinnon, Scone NSW 
  • Aimee Bolton, Congupna Vic 
  • Kaiti Mcgregor, Bell Qld 

The Angus Youth Roundup Organising Committee provides guidance and assistance to the Angus Youth Roundup Event Manager in planning, promoting and conducting the 2022 Angus Youth National Roundup. 

Toni Nugent will take on the role of Roundup Event Manager and will be at the helm of running the Roundup with the Organising Committee. 

Toni comes to the event with a wealth of experience in the field of event management, stakeholder engagement and communications across the agricultural industry. 

Toni has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from Charles Sturt University. Toni worked in research and extension in animal nutrition with the Victorian Department of Agriculture, before commencing in the position of Communications Officer with the Weeds Cooperative Research Centre.  

Toni was then employed for 11 years with the Kondinin Group as Research Coordinator, heading up their research team and has written articles and research reports on a range of agricultural issues.

In 2011, Toni joined the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, taking up the position of Partnerships and Engagement Manager. In this role, Toni engaged with industry stakeholders across the value chain, developing innovative research programs with a focus on delivering solutions for crop and livestock systems. In September 2020, Toni started her own business toninugent, specialising in project management, communications and event management. 

Toni is no stranger to Roundup, with her daughter Charlotte having competed in the event on multiple occasions. 

“It is great to be part of the team as we plan for Roundup 2022. I look forward to working with Annie, the committee and Jake to bring the event to life,” Toni said. 

“We want to provide opportunities for the next generation to learn not only about cattle preparation and showing, but also build their understanding and knowledge of the beef industry across areas including nutrition, breeding, marketing and meat quality.” 

“Long lasting connections and partnerships are forged at events such as Roundup. Never underestimate the power of conversations and creating networks, you never know when opportunities present and how your networks can ‘open doors’ throughout your life,” said Toni. 

Angus Australia Breed Development Officer Jake Phillips will also be on hand to assist Toni, Annie and the committee in hosting a successful Roundup. Some members may have met Jake previously through his involvement in the Angus Youth program including the Angus Roundup, as well as being a previous Angus Ambassador and Angus Youth Trans-Tasman Award recipient.  

In his role with Angus Australia, Jake is responsible for coordinating the Angus Youth program, focusing on increasing skill development and capability among young Angus breeders in the key principles of commercial beef production and genetic improvement. 

“I am excited to help Toni and the committee bring back one of Australia’s best youth shows for 2022 after a year off due to COVID-19 restrictions. I know first-hand the opportunities these types of events can create for young people in the industry, I owe much of my career to similar programs I was part of growing up. I believe the people that have put forward their name for the committee this year will be a great combination of experience and passion to deliver an industry leading program under Toni’s guidance, said Jake. 

Members are encouraged to keep up to date via the Angus Australia website and Angus Youth social media channels for information and updates regarding entries and any news relating to Roundup 2022. 

For further information regarding Roundup, please contact Toni Nugent, M: 0418 974 775 or E: toninugent20@gmail.com   

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