Wingham Beef Week 2017

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Young people from across the state will descend on Wingham in May to camp at the Wingham Showground for the 30th Wingham Beef Week.

Beef Week is a public event which caters to all corners of the beef industry. It runs from May 15-20 and will kick off with the Wingham High School Junior Field Day. The Field Day introduces primary school children to animals on the school farm and the possibilities of choosing a career in agriculture.

Since its inception in 1987, Wingham Beef Week has offered young people education through competition and this year the program is as full as ever. It’s a unique event that taps into the agricultural heritage of its hometown and entries are always big for such competitions as junior judging, junior parading and beef appreciation.

As well as open competitors, 25 schools and more than 100 led animals are expected to register this year.

Wingham Beef Week is the only event of its kind in NSW where producers get the opportunity to view their own carcasses at the conclusion of the judging thanks to the huge support of local abattoir Wingham Beef Exports, a major sponsor of the event.

New this year is a Rotary expo much like a mini AgQuip on the Wednesday and Thursday. There will be a live auction on Thursday from 11am which includes a charity steer being auctioned for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Also on Thursday is the Manning Valley Natural Smokers barbecue.

Beef Week concludes with the popular Beef Barons Ball at Wingham Services Club on Saturday May 20.