The Merial Howard Yelland Award – a legacy lives on

In 1996 Howard Yelland, regarded as a pioneer in the beef industry, passed away leaving a legacy of measured performance to the Australian beef industry.

His championing of objective selection and his contribution to performance recording spanned a lifetime, and his contribution to the industry thrives today.

The Merial Howard Yelland Award recognises the outstanding contribution of an individual to the development of the beef industry and is seen as one of the highest accolades in the Australian beef industry.

Nominations are unrestricted and open to people connected with any aspect of the beef industry.

The final selection has traditionally looked for nominees who have made a contribution above and beyond their normal role.

Since the commencement of the Award in 1987, twenty-five recipients have been recognised for their contribution to the Australian beef industry.

Marcus Oldham College in Geelong Victoria, in conjunction with the Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) invites industry nominations for the 2012 Merial Howard Yelland Award.

Selection criteria to be addressed in the nomination include:

  • Extent of contribution to the Australian beef industry
  • Recognition of this contribution both nationally and internationally
  • Leadership role as a change agent
  • Contribution above and beyond normal role in the industry.

Closing date for nominations is Monday, 21 May 2012.

An industry panel will select the recipient and the 2012 Merial Howard Yelland Award will be presented at the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program Agribusiness Dinner on Thursday, 28 June 2012.

Nomination forms are available here or on the Marcus Oldham College website.