B+LNZ Future Beef Hoof and Hook Competition 2023

The 2023 the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Future Beef Hoof and Hook Competition will be held in the Dannevirke due to the Tomoana Showgrounds, Hawke’s Bay currently being the Cyclone Regional Distribution Centre for the isolated communities in the region. We are excited for this new chapter in the competition and look forward to seeing you all in May.

Entries have closed but we invite you to come along and watch the competition from the 12 – 14 May 2023 at the Dannevirke Showgrounds.

The event provides young people (aged 8–25 years) the opportunity to learn about and involve themselves in the New Zealand beef industry, through interactive modules as well as team building exercises and steer/heifer handling classes.

About the competition

Established in 2006, the Hoof and Hook competition is a growing success story. There is no expected level of experience for participants and all interested young people are invited to enter. It’s a great way to make new friends and learn about the New Zealand beef industry through interactive modules.

Event participants are split into age based groups and gain experience and knowledge of beef cattle whilst learning new skills. They gain experience in cattle appraisal and handling, gain exposure to industry technology and learn about meat quality and processing.

You don’t have to have your own steer to participate in the competition, FBNZ will endeavour to arrange an animal for you to borrow or share for the duration of the competition.

How to enter

To enter this years competition email our event coordinator Sam Greene on info@futurebeef.co.nz or click the link to enter online https://form.jotform.com/220100885008041