Wingham Beef Week
Wingham Beef Week is a community-based event with a week-long program focusing on all facets of beef industry.
Wingham Beef Week provides students, juniors and producers with a rare opportunity to participate in live assessment, carcase assessment and evaluation, meat judging, beef appreciation workshops, parading and judging competitions.
The event aims to educate at ground level the next generation of our future junior beef enthusiasts in a hands-on environment to increase their knowledge/exposure to the Australian beef industry through education and competition. Producers use the event to pit their skills, and benchmark their finished product against other producers and industry peers by competing in carcase competition’s, both led and unled.
Wingham Beef Week is unique being the only such event in the State where participants have the rare opportunity of being invited by Wingham Beef Exports into their processing facility for carcase viewing, assessment and evaluation.
Wingham Beef Week is a subcommittee of Wingham Show Society.
2023 Wingham Beef Week
8th May – 12th May 2023
From the President
It is a great pleasure to welcome everyone to Wingham Beef Week 2023. This will be the 36th year of the event. Wingham Beef Week brings together school students, commercial and hobby beef producers, young beef cattle enthusiasts and beef industry experts from all sectors of the production process, for a week of education, competition and interaction.
The Committee is working enthusiastically to provide an event which builds on the tradition of the Wingham Beef Week experience. With the benefit of several upgrades to the showground facilities, and the return to live events, last year’s event was a great success. This year our aim is to further tweak the program to increase the educational experience and enjoyment for all participants.
Wingham Beef Week is very fortunate to be supported by many sponsors. We gratefully acknowledge this support and ask all participants to show their appreciation by in return supporting these businesses whenever they can.
A very special thanks to NH Foods and Wingham Beef Exports under the leadership of Chris Black (General Manager). Wingham Beef Exports provide support in many forms including:- use of facilities, access to chillers for meat judging and carcase viewing, carcase assessment for the carcase competition and administrative support.
We will not be offering a school steer challenge competition this year, but look forward to an exciting announcement about a school challenge in 2024.
With the current weather and pasture conditions it should be a very competitive year in the ‘grass fed’ classes. I encourage local commercial producers to participate in these classes to gain feedback and benchmark their cattle against those of other producers.
Please mark down May 8 to May 12 in your calendars, and come along to enjoy an outstanding exhibition of beef cattle and appreciate the efforts and skills of producers, teachers, and students.
Merv Presland – Wingham Beef Week President
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