2013 Stud Beef Victoria Cattle Handlers Camp - entries now open!
The 2013 Cattle Handlers Camp will be held from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th of July at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
Last year's camp was the biggest and best yet, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the Camp again in 2013.
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About the Camp
The Camp was started in 1988 by Stud Beef Victoria at the Melbourne Showgrounds to ensure that the next generation of stud grooms are properly educated in the necessary skills and responsibilities of stud grooming.
Participants of all ages are instructed on many different aspects such as how to make halters and straw beds, how to wash, groom, clip and generally make their cattle look their best for the show ring, all in a fun and caring environment.
The Camp includes a Handlers Competition and a Cattle Show, where participants learn about the commercial world of cattle breeding and showing.
Fully supervised by Stud Beef Victoria Committee members, participants from all age groups, backgrounds and differing skill levels are encouraged to attend.
Accommodation will be onsite at the Showgrounds in the Clydesdale Pavilion - make sure you pack your swag or camping bed. The sleeping arrangements will be dormintory style, and as the camp is held in mid-July, may be a little chilly, so don't forget a warm sleeping bag or bedding!
If you have requested a ballot animal, feed will be supplied. The owner of the animal will also supply a halter, lead and some equipment such as brooms and water buckets. However, if you have any of these items yourself, please bring them with you (clearly named). The more equipment on-hand, the better!
If you are brining your own animal, you will be required to supply your own feed for the duration of the Camp. Bedding for the animal will be delivered to the Showgrounds prior to the commencement of the Camp.
This non-profit event would not be possible without the dedicated financial support from our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, then please contact the Secretary on (03) 9281 7412.
Proudly sponsored by:
For further information, please contact:
Carol Mazurek, Handlers Camp Administrator Ph: (03) 9281 7407