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Beef 2018: Qld Govt to host five beef seminars

James Nason, 13/04/2018

Queensland Government representatives will cover a wide range a topics including sustainable beef production, resilience and drones in a series of seminars during Beef Australia 2018.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said world class speakers at the five seminars would provide practical information highlighting the Queensland Government’s work to support the state’s $5.4 billion beef industry.

“Local graziers and representatives from four Queensland government Departments, two universities and the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries and Resources will showcase more than 15 projects and programs supported by the Queensland Government,” Mr Furner said.

“Topics covered will include the research on plant toxins, using drones for rural workplace safety innovation, tools for pasture and ground cover management and investment in the supply chain.

“Many of the speakers will also be available at the Queensland Government trade stall in the Sidney Kidman Pavilion directly after their presentations for anyone wanting more information.”

Mr Furner said now was the time to get tickets to the seminars.

“At just $20 per ticket for any session, these seminars offer far greater value than the ticket’s price and I encourage everyone involved in the beef industry to attend at least one of them,” Mr Furner said.

“Tickets to the seminars can be bought from the Beef Australia 2018 website, , where details of the seminars can also be found.”


Beef Australia 2018 Queensland Government Seminar Series
Date/Time Topic Venue
Tuesday 8 May


Cattle and Country – key updates on research into sustainable beef production in Queensland Gallagher Livestock Manager Room – James Lawrence Pavilion
Tuesday 8 May


Future resilience of grazing businesses – investing in climate and people Gallagher Livestock Manager Room – James Lawrence Pavilion
Wednesday 9 May


Better management of phosphorus nutrition of grazing cattle – recent developments Gallagher Energiser Room – James Lawrence Pavilion
Wednesday 9 May 2.30pm-4.30pm Improving beef enterprise performance in northern Australia through feed base and other interventions Gallagher Energiser Room – James Lawrence Pavilion
Friday 11 May


People and Business – key updates on research into sustainable beef production in Queensland Gallagher Energiser Room – James Lawrence Pavilion


The Queensland Government’s support for the state’s beef industry will be showcased at the Beef Australia 2018 event in Rockhampton from Sunday 6 May to Saturday 12May.

Representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ beef extension and biosecurity teams will be at the Sidney Kidman Pavilion to provide support and extension advice to Queensland livestock producers.

Source: Queensland Government


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  1. David McKenzie, 15/04/2018

    The State Government seems a little hypocritical by promoting these seminars at the same time the proposed vegetation management laws will impede production

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