Last week, about 180 uni students and coaches took part in the annual Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Competition, which was held in Wagga Wagga. Participants came from 15 universities throughout Australia, and the competition also included international visitors from Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and the United States.
The event ran for 5 days, and included a range of industry workshops and seminars as well as the titular meat judging competition, which involved the students judging beef, lamb and pork carcasses and beef primals. Students also had to identify wholesale beef primals and beef, lamb and pork retail cuts.
The event also featured talks from industry experts about a range of topics, from meat science, marketing and consumer trends to meat industry technology, eating quality and carcass yield. Teys Australia Chief Value Chain Officer Tom Maguire was there, speaking to students about the future of beef marketing and value based pricing.
Teys Australia also sponsored one of the event dinners and showcased our Riverine Premium Beef brand, which is produced locally & enjoyed throughout Australia.