The GenAngus Program is postponed due to COVID-19, as announced today by farm insurer Achmea and partner Angus Australia.

Due to the concern and uncertainty created by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19),  we made the decision to postpone the successful GenAngus program to later this year. The GenAngus program was was due to take place this week in Melbourne (Victoria).

The eleven participants taking part in the GenAngus program have been informed of this development, and Angus Youth looks forward to hosting our young leaders of the beef industry at a later date.

Angus Australia Youth Development Officer Candice Liddle said the following  about the GenAngus Future Leaders Program being postponed due to COVID-19,

“Unfortunately, due to a number of contributing external uncertainties posed by the coronavirus, the best course of action for us to ensure the best possible experience for those partaking in the program is to postpone it to a later date this year.

“Whilst this is an unfortunate decision we have had to make, we look forward to hosting an excellent GenAngus Program with those taking part in the coming months.”

Achmea Chief Executive Officer Emma Thomas said it is about working together to help keep people and communities safe.

“At this time of uncertainty, it is vital Achmea remains true to its vision of protecting agricultural communities by putting people first to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being.”

“Together with our partner Angus Australia, we look forward to launching the 2020 GenAngus Program at a later date and hosting the eleven GenAngus participants when is it safe to do so.”