Next Gen

The Droughtmaster Next Gen is the junior (under 30 years old) division of Droughtmaster Australia.  Established in 2018, they are a member-driven organisation with an enthusiastic Committee, passionate about the future of the breed and the wider beef industry.  Next Gen offer youth members a fun forum through which they can meet and support one another to pursue a common interest in Droughtmaster cattle, the opportunity to develop friendships with peers and build relationships within the industry, and increase further development in the wider beef industry.  They also create opportunities for education in the areas of showing, judging, and animal care, as well as coordinating networking opportunities.

Many Next Gen members will no doubt go on to be leaders in the industry.



For regular information on Next Gen activities find them on

Facebook @DroughtmasterAustraliaNextGen

Instagram droughtmaster_next_gen

Upcoming Events

11 September 2023, National Droughtmaster Bull Sale, Gracemere, Rockhampton.  

The annual Auction raises monies for future educational events involving Next Gen members. This year’s auction will be held live at CQLX or bidding is also available online here. A list of all auction items are available on the Next Gen Facebook page. 

16-17 November 2023, Roma.

The Droughtmaster Next Gen Committee are excited to present an opportunity to support Droughtmaster members and enthusiasts to attend the 2023 YBPF. We are awarding up to three positions to attend the forum’s full program which includes the YBPF cocktail event so applicants must be over 18 (and under 30 as of 16 November 2023).  Further information on the award can be found below.

We would like to congratulate the Bursary Winners for the 2023 Young Beef Producers Forum in Roma, 16 – 17 November.

  • Gabrielle Burton
  • Melissa Birch
  • Madeline Price