CQUni welcomes Intercollegiate Meat Judging back to Beef Capital

25 February 2021

The Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) Northern Conference and Competition will return to the Beef Capital of Rockhampton in 2021' following 2019's successful inaugural event.

The ICMJ Northern Conference will again be hosted by major sponsors CQUniversity Australia and Teys Australia across 7-10 April 2021.

The conference is designed to enhance the training of red meat industry participants working in Northern Australia and is open to students at universities and vocational training organisations' as well as agribusiness staff for professional development.

CQUniversity agriculture spokesman Michael Thomson said cementing ICMJ as an annual event on the calendar would enhance Rockhampton's reputation and grow its role as the northern beef industry's prime location for educating future leaders.

"Hosting ICMJ is a significant investment by CQUniversity in growing the capacity of the local meat processing sector' providing a recruitment pipeline to retain local graduates and attract skilled graduates to the region'" Mr Thomson said.

As well as the training workshops and the meat judging competition' the program will feature a careers fair showcasing Australia's major meat processing companies' a number of the large vertically-integrated beef supply chains' and industry service providers.

A highlight of the conference is the Beef Australia Careers Expo and Industry Exhibition on Thursday 8 April' which uses a fun social setting to connect people of all skill levels and support them in taking the next step in their careers.

The program a session called 'Putting yourself out there - how to be an effective communicator'' hosted by Mr Thomson.

The event will be run within CQUniversity's COVID Safe requirements to ensure the safety of all attendees' and is co-hosted by Teys Australia.

Registrations close 5 March. To register visit www.icmj.com.au/product/2021nicmj