TOMORROW the 18th Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza, the largest beef cattle event in Australia, will begin at White Park, Scone.
More than 500 cattle and 800 students will be in Bonanza this year from throughout New South Wales.
Charles Mill, president of the Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza, said they are excited to welcome back exhibitors and sponsors for a record entry year.
“A huge thank you to all the schools and breeders for your entries into the 2023 Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza,” Mr Mill said.
“It is wonderful to welcome you all back and a special welcome to all new exhibitors in 2023, your support is greatly appreciated,” he said.
“Preparations are well underway for this yea’s event, and we are looking forward to seeing you all this week,” said Charles Mill.
The rapid growth of the event would not have been possible without Waverley Station which has contributed more than 400 steers to 30 schools across the Upper Hunter since 2006 and has now introduced a scholarship program.
“Without the generosity of our event partner, Waverley Station Angus, the rapidly growing success of Beef Bonanza would not have been achievable,” said Mr Mill.
“We are extremely excited to announce the inaugural Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza Scholarship Program, where we will be providing two students the opportunity to undertake a week’s placement at Waverley Stations King Island operation, which is an opportunity of a lifetime,” he said.
Everyone is welcome for the three-day event at White Park to support the next crop of young cattle enthusiasts as they parade their animals, learn more about the beef industry and enjoy the BBQ and canteen.