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GET ALONG TO THE CARNIVORE’S BALL

On Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of April, Melbourne will be treated to a culinary delight as CAAB and Australia’s self-proclaimed ‘meat-loving hardcore carnivore’, Burger Mary (aka Jess Pryles) team up, alongside more of Australia’s finest producers, to create a meat lovers’ degustation.

Burger Mary, who has named herself after her fondness of Burgers and Bloody Marys, is an Australian, and honorary Texan, who is committed to promoting the carnivorous gospel worldwide.

The Carnivore’s Ball, an internationally renowned event, now in its third year in Melbourne has had huge success in the past two years. Bringing in the finest local producers and chef talent to create a Texan style celebration of all things meat. This year the Texan theme has been highlighted with an Austin Pitmaster, Evan LeRoy, being brought out for the event. Other big names include Peter Bouchier butchers, George Tomlin (The Town Mouse), Flinders Island Lamb, Bluebonnet BBQ, our own Certified Australian Angus Beef and an incredible sweet finish from Gelato Messina.

The Ball will be held at the Ormond Hall, Melbourne on both Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of April. Tickets can be purchased from the link below:

http://www.burgermary.com/2015/02/carnivores-ball-melbourne-2015/

Below is the delicious menu for the evening. An event not to be missed.

2015 BEEF SPECTACULAR FEEDBACK TRIAL AWARDS

Last Friday night, The Land hosted the 2014 Feedback Trial Awards Dinner at the Mercure in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Running since 2010, the objective of this trial is to evaluate the performance of teams of five animals in achieving the commercial requirements of Teys Australia’s Jindalee Feedlot grain fed beef program (targeting their branded programs, including Certified Australian Angus Beef).

Entrants are evaluated on their ability to supply steers that meet feedlot entry specifications, perform well in the feedlot and produce high yielding, good eating quality carcases that meet the market specifications.

Points are awarded at each stage, including induction, feedlot performance, carcase specifications, to give an overall point score out of a possible maximum 1000 points. This year, there were 95 teams of five steers, all fed for 100 days.

First time entrants James and Sally Morse, “Wongalee”, Molong NSW won both the reserve and grand champion awards for 2015. The Morses’ won the grand champion pen of five steers with a pen of Angus cross.

The champion team recorded 821 points out of 1000, placing first in both the feedlot entry and feedlot performance, and achieved a team profit $624.69 above the trial average.

A second team of steers entered by the Morses’, was the reserve champion pen of five on 795.5 points, with a team profit of $404.06 above average. This reserve champion team was also awarded full points for feedlot entry, and sixth place in the carcase judging.

The winner of the CAAB Champion Pen with a score of 782.5 out of 1000, was awarded to Feedback Trial stalwarts, Frank and Andis Sorraghan, with Toonga Pastoral Company of Tarcutta, NSW in second place with 773 points.

Certified Angus Group is a proud sponsor of this event since its 2010 inception, and would like to congratulate everyone that took part this year.

Meet Kimberly Wallis – CAAB Quality Assurance Coordinator

Kimberlys’ interest in the agricultural industry was ignited early in life growing up on the family farm in Walbundrie, NSW. Kimberly studied a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga whilst working for a rural store while completing her Degree.  On completion of her Degree Kimberly worked in animal health and merchandise the Riverina Co-op in Wagga Wagga.

An opportunity was presented to venture to Western Australia with her partner Joe where Kimberly jumped at the chance to experience something new and expand on her knowledge. In Western Australia Kimberly joined The Wellard Group on a short term contract working on Research and Development programs for the company’s farm and within its’ Beaufort River Meats abattoirs. The role provided Kimberly with a diverse and exciting opportunity where she was provided exposure to the processing sector.

With her role at The Wellard Group coming to an end, Kimberly took up a position with the Landmark Wholesale network where she then transferred within Landmark to work in the Southern NSW Wholesale Warehouse Division. It was in these roles that Kimberly enhanced her customer service skills, attention to detail, logistics and problem solving. .

Her work within all areas of this supply chain over the various roles Kimberly has had has given her a natural empathy for the industry, experience and attention to systems detail lending her naturally to the role of Quality Assurance Coordinator with The Certified Angus Group.

Kimberly is passionate about the beef industry and comes into her role as the Quality Assurance Coordinator to reconnect with her love of the beef industry and contribute to an industry she believes in through the provision of support and structure for Angus cattle producers to access Angus exclusive markets.  Kimberly will be responsible for the delivery and maintenance of all Breed Verification Services as well as work with key stakeholders to support the company brands Angus Pure and Certified Australian Angus Beef in the marketplace.

K wallis pic

ZOETIS BEEF PRODUCTION FORUMS

Proud partner of CAAB, Zoetis are running a series of beef production forums in November at various venues in NSW, Victoria and SA.

Please join us for an informative and open discussion. Details as follows:

Rabobank

- Australian Beef Industry Outlook

Nationwide Artificial Breeders

- Planning and implementation of synchronised AI programs

- Nutritional requirements for maximum results

- Semen testing of herd bulls, and collection of bulls for on-farm use

Agri-Gene

- 2014-2015 New Sire Release

CAAB

- Past, Present and Future

HD50K For Angus

- Heifer and sire selection made easy using DNA technology

Zoetis

- Maximising the reproductive success of your herd

- A new tool in the fight against calf scours

Dates & Venues

Thursday 20th Nov 2014 – Cooma Multipurpose Centre, Cooma Showgrounds NSW

Friday 21st November 2014 – Holbrook Football Club, Holbrook NSW

Tuesday 25th November 2014 – Witherswood Angus, Taminick VIC

Wednesday 26th November 2014 – Boonaroo Angus, Casterton VIC

Thursday 27th November 2014 – Lucindale Football Club, Lucindale SA

Friday 28th November 2014 – Coorong Angus, Meningie SA

For further information and to RSVP (by 19th November), please contact:

- Craig Foster 0418 812 457 craig.foster@zoetis.com

- Andrew Bodycoat 0419 664 834 andrew.bodycoat@zoetis.com

 

 

GET ALONG TO THE CARNIVORE’S BALL

On Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of April, Melbourne will be treated to a culinary delight as CAAB and Australia’s self-proclaimed ‘meat-loving hardcore carnivore’, Burger Mary (aka Jess Pryles) team up, alongside more of Australia’s finest producers, to create a meat lovers’ degustation.

Burger Mary, who has named herself after her fondness of Burgers and Bloody Marys, is an Australian, and honorary Texan, who is committed to promoting the carnivorous gospel worldwide.

The Carnivore’s Ball, an internationally renowned event, now in its third year in Melbourne has had huge success in the past two years. Bringing in the finest local producers and chef talent to create a Texan style celebration of all things meat. This year the Texan theme has been highlighted with an Austin Pitmaster, Evan LeRoy, being brought out for the event. Other big names include Peter Bouchier butchers, George Tomlin (The Town Mouse), Flinders Island Lamb, Bluebonnet BBQ, our own Certified Australian Angus Beef and an incredible sweet finish from Gelato Messina.

The Ball will be held at the Ormond Hall, Melbourne on both Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of April. Tickets can be purchased from the link below:

http://www.burgermary.com/2015/02/carnivores-ball-melbourne-2015/

Below is the delicious menu for the evening. An event not to be missed.