24 July 2023

Congratulations to the Marcus Oldham meat judging team on their success at the Australian ICMJ Conference in Wagga Wagga.

The experience was enjoyed by all.

“What an incredible week. It was an unforgettable experience. We had the privilege of listening to influential speakers from the meat industry who shared their knowledge and insights. On the final day, Teys Australia hosted a competition at their Wagga Wagga processing plant, showcasing the dedication and passion of everyone involved. It was truly inspiring, especially for young individuals entering the red meat industry,” said team member Sophie Baker FM3.

With the support of RB Sellars, Hazeldean Pty Ltd, MDH Pty Ltd, Black Label Berkshire, and Harvest Road, the MOC team attended, and successfully competed at the five-day event.

“It has been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to represent these businesses this year. They value learning and empowering people, ultimately to drive positive change in a progressive industry. We have at every stage felt supported and motivated to maximise the opportunities made accessible to us. The students are grateful for their support in making it possible to participate in this truly life changing experience,” said Coach, Hugh Dawson AG2.

The MOC student-run group fared well against very competent teams from the University of New England, University of Queensland, and hosts Charles Sturt University. Led by Mitchell Lollback AG2, Sam Palmer AG2 and Jack Waters AG2, coached by Hugh Dawson AG2, Holly Bastian AG2 and Harriet Taylor AG2.

Mitchell was selected in the top 10 overall (from ~150 delegates) and is now eligible for selection in the Australian team to compete in the USA early next year. Final selection will take place later this year over the course of an industry tour operating out of Brisbane. Sam will be accompanying Mitch on this tour after having been selected as the Coaches Pick.

We wish Mitch and Sam all the best.