A record number of entries were received for the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) Young Lot Feeder of the Year 2021 Award, proudly sponsored by Performance Feeds.
From a pool of 19 talented young lot feeders, six have today been announced as National Finalists in the 2021 Award that embodies passion, leadership, and vision for lot feeding.
The finalists in the ALFA Young Lot Feeder Award 2021 (in alphabetical order) are:
Caitlin Herbert, Gundamain Pastoral NSW
James Guest, Smithfiled Cattle Co – Sapphire QLD
Kailen Hodgson, Teys Australia Charlton VIC
Kelly Dudley, B Feeders Rodgers Creek QLD
Lucy Morris, Lake Preston WA
Simon Kensit, AACo Goonoo QLD
ALFA President, Bryce Camm, said that the quality and number of entrants received this year was testament to the sectors work in attracting, retaining, and upskilling its talent.
“We have heavily invested in promoting the various career opportunities in the lot feeding sector to those seeking a rewarding career.
“Sustained support and initiative from feedlot managers in encouraging their staff to participate has ensured the award has gone from strength the strength.
“This Award sits within a greater Recognition of Excellence Program that ALFA delivers on behalf of industry and is one of the many ways the lot feeding sector seeks to recognise and reward individuals and businesses that strive for excellence.
“We thank our long-time sponsor and ALFA Platinum Member, Performance Feeds, who have continued to support the professional development of lot feeding talent.
The winner receives $5,000 towards undertaking a professional development course or overseas study trip and a grain fed beef industry scholarship to attend the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s TRAIL: for emerging leaders program, valued at $10,450.
Molly Sage, 2020 Young Lot Feeder, will present the Winner’s Cup to the winner of the 2021 ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award at the ALFA SmartBeef 2021 Conference to be held at Dalby Events Centre, Dalby Queensland on 20 October 2021.