Gate2Plate Challenge goes ahead but shrinks to invite-only

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Producer Sheena Smith with Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development veterinary officer Andrew Larkins.
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The Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate Challenge committee has announced its annual awards presentation night will go ahead next month on a smaller scale.

The presentation night is usually a highlight of the agricultural calendar for producers and students across the region, but this year’s event was in limbo because of COVID-19.

The invitation-only event has been scheduled for Friday, July 3.

Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate co-ordinator Sheena Smith said organisers were glad it was still going ahead in some form. “While this is extremely disappointing that we will not be able to have full attendance, the Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate committee and key stakeholders consider this to be socially responsible and respectful of current policies and the communities’ reaction to the COVID-19 virus,” she said.

“With limited numbers attending the Harvey Beef G2P Challenge, awards will be live streamed through Facebook, with more information to be confirmed ... in coming weeks.”

The two-day event was postponed on March 13, just four days before it was due to happen in Albany.

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