TWELVE innovative and progressive Central Queensland beef producers will open their front gates to visitors as part of the Beef Australia 2018 Property Tour Program during the national cattle expo in May.
The Property Tour program has been providing visitors from Australia and overseas with inspiration since the original Beef Australia event, held as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations in 1988.
Beef Australia is grateful to all the Central Queensland beef producers who have opened their gates over the past 30 years, allowing the property tour program to grow and prosper throughout the last 10 expos.
This year, a dozen stud and commercial cattle producers will host visitors, offering a first-hand observation of Central Queensland’s cattle industry. The Westpac Property Tours program this year features two platinum tours, six full-day tours, and four half-day tours.
- The fly-in, fly-out platinum tours by helicopter in 2018 will be to Kaiuroo, on the Mackenzie River, and Rowanlea, near Calliope, offering visitors the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with leading producers and learn what systems they are using to manage their properties.
- Six full-day tours will travel to Mt Elsa, Bald Hills, Barfield Station, Belmont Research Station, Berrigurra and Foleyvale Station. These tours will focus on everything from organic beef production, pasture management and alternative supplementation solutions, to the latest in livestock management technology.
- Four half-day tours will travel to the SBB and Arrow Farmquip demonstration yards located at Nerimbera, a tour of the Fitzroy River estuary, CQLX and Aintree. These tours will showcase the latest low-stress stock handling products, DEXA technology, the history of the beef industry, and techniques used to drought-proof coastal properties.
A booklet with the details of each of these tours will be available to download from the Beef 2018 website from mid-January. Tickets go on sale in February.
For more information visit the Beef Australia 2018 website.