Grainfed industry’s tech conference heads to Tamworth

Beef Central, 08/03/2023

SmartBeef23, the biennial technical conference staged by the lotfeeding industry, will be held in October this year in nation’s country music capital – Tamworth.

The Australian Lot Feeders Association has chosen Tamworth for this year’s event, being staged on October 11-12, and including a site visit to Elders nearby Killara feedlot, near Quirindi.

Bunkbot feed management robot in action in a commercial feedyard

Showcasing the latest in feedlot research and development, the SmartBeef conference is designed to contrast with ALFA’s other major conference event, BeefEX, held every second year.

SmartBeef will be a great opportunity for participants from the whole supply chain to gather to learn, connect, and celebrate collective successes of the past 12 months.

ALFA president Barb Madden said the ALFA events committee was looking forward to presenting a truly hands-on program that promises to deliver real value to businesses and staff alike, across two days of activities.

SmartBeef was last held in Dalby in 2019, skipping 2021 due to COVID.

Barb Madden

“We really tried to take SmartBeef back to its roots this year,” Ms Madden said.

The program will open with the SmartBeef23 dinner on October 11, which will host the presentation of the ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award, along with a talent show.

The following day will feature a full day at Killara with a technically-focused program that will demonstrate the latest in research and development.

Delegates will then have a chance to let their hair down with a casual sundown function on farm, after a big day of learning.

The conference program is set to include a number of well-known industry experts who will provide unparalleled access for delegates to hear direct from the researcher, nutritionist, veterinarian or tech specialist on a variety of technically focused topics.

“Delegates can expect to walk away from this event informed and better connected with their industry peers,” Ms Madden said.

The ALFA SmartBeef23 program is due to be released in June 2023 and registrations will open soon after via the conference website. Beef Central will flag that process with readers.


Source: ALFA



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