FUTURE-PROOFING production systems will be an underluing theme at the 2023 Beyond the Beef Angus National Conference being staged in Tamworth next month.
In a world of ever-evolving research, development and information, the upcoming Angus conference looks to give commercial and seedstock producers insight into a myriad of topics relevant to the operations that they run day-to-day.
The 2023 program will cover a wide range of topics designed to encourage producers and industry professionals to delve ‘Beyond the Beef’ to ensure they are future-proofing their production systems and remain at the forefront of the beef industry.
The program hosts a line-up of expert speakers from diverse backgrounds, covering topics that delve into the outlook for Australia in the world protein space, biosecurity, the supply chain of the future, how Angus work in varying environments, on farm management opportunities for the future, including carbon management and the genetic evaluation of the future.
The event takes place on May 18 and 19 at The Event Centre, West Tamworth League Club, NSW.
Keynote speakers for the event will be Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong; Matt Toll, (pictured) the managing director of Fulton Market Group, which is responsible for 70pc of McDonald’s global beef and pork requirements; Sam Clark from the University of New England; Hamish Webb from Precision Pastures; Dr Bruno Sanches from feed efficiency measurement technology supplier Vytelle; Dr Dave Johnston from AGBU; Drs Aaron Ingham and Pamela Alexandra from CSIRO; Dean Eastwood, CC Seymour South Killanoola; and Christian Duff and Jake Phillips, Angus Australia.
Featured panel sessions will include Bonnie Cox, Chris Metcalfe, Damien Thomson & Brianna Maslen, highlighting the importance of the next generation and Frank Archer (Tasmania), Ross Thompson (NSW), Noeleen Branson (VIC), Forbes Cameron (New Zealand) and Heath Tiller, South Australia, on the versatility of Angus cattle across diverse environments.
While the official event kicks off on Thursday, May 18, early birds have the opportunity to join the party prior, with a full day tour firstly visiting Killara Feedlot and then heading out for some farm visits to beef operations in the local area taking place on Wednesday, May 17.
Angus Australia chief executive officer Scott Wright said the 2023 conference would be the first held since 2019, due to COVID.
“It is my great hope that at our Beyond the Beef National Conference the Angus family can once again come together to celebrate our success and imagine what is ahead,” Mr Wright said.
“I would encourage every member to come and participate as all of us know that the greatest value of a conference is the chat over coffee and learning from one another. We have put together a great program and we hope that the format and style of conference honours the type of breeder that is an Angus Australia member.”
“Our breed is the backbone of our modern beef industry, Tamworth is a great town, so we ask please “down tools” for a couple of days, enjoy one another’s company, have some good conversations, and think about the road ahead.”
Tickets purchases and further information regarding the conference program are available here.
Source: Angus Australia
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