We celebrated our 30th Anniversary in 2016
In 1986 a body of Singleton Beef producers decided to form a group to organize a Hoof and Hook competition. This group was initially called the Singleton Hoof and Hook Competition (surprisingly). The organisation has now changed its name to the Singleton Beef and Land Management Association Incorporated to the reflect the diversity and activities of the group
BEEF INDUSTRY FIELD DAYS and TECHNICAL DAYS
With a need to keep abreast of the ever changing market trends we currently focus on Field Days and Technical Information Days to inform Cattle Producers of changes in Market requirements and what the consumer demands. These days assist producers in marking informed decisions on soil management, pasture development seed, fertilizers, weed identification, weed and pest control, animal health products and farming techniques.
PRIME STOCK COMPETITION – ON HOLD
Our first Hoof and Hook competition commenced in 1986 and saw strong competition from local exhibitors and soon became one of the best competitions of its type in NSW. It was for Beef producers to enter their Prime Beef cattle to be judged by an experienced Cattle Judge. With interest increasing from the Schools and the introduction of a Paraders Competition and the Led Steer/Heifer section has allowed Schools to compete against other Schools. This is for students to show off their parading and ring craft skills under the watchful eye of a Paraders Judge.
JUNIOR JUDGING DAY – ON HOLD
The event takes the form of a skills based competition and aims to provide an avenue for students to practice and apply knowledge acquired from their agricultural studies in the selection of beef cattle. Students assess animals against criteria important for beef production.
STUDENT CATTLE EDUCATION DAY
With strong interest in theses competitions it became apparent that there was a need to have more Educational Activities for School Students and in 1993 the Singleton Junior Judging Competition was established . With up to 250 students attending this event from Primary and Secondary Schools. Districts include the Central West, Hunter Valley, Manning Valley and Central Coast. Our current focus is the holding of a yearly Student Education Day to provide avenues for students to practice and apply knowledge acquired from their agricultural studies in the selection of beef cattle.