THE Australian Lot Feeders Association will host its biennial SmartBeef Conference in October.
The event will be held in the heart of lotfeeding country at the Dalby Events Centre on Queensland’s Darling Downs from 19-21 October.
SmartBeef is the premier technical conference for the Australian lotfeeding sector and will be a great chance for participants from the whole supply chain to come together after its conference was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.
The event is inter-changed each year with the industry’s BeefEx conference, which looks at the big-picture issues, as opposed to more technical matters affecting lotfeeding.
ALFA president Bryce Camm said that due to the extended length of time between conferences due to COVID, the association was especially excited about the opportunity to unite the industry again with an engaging SmartBeef 2021 program of events.
“By nature, we’re already a physically-distanced industry, so to have the chance to reconnect, hear from industry experts and enjoy each other’s company at an event like this is so important to lot feeders,” Mr Camm said.
Alongside a stimulating program of speakers, the conference program will also include a host of social functions.
“More than anything, we’ve all realised how important it is for people to be together. SmartBeef 2021 brings the opportunity for delegates to reconnect with our feedlot community, reflect on the challenging times we’ve had, and celebrate how we have adapted and risen above them as an industry,” Mr Camm said.
The ALFA SmartBeef 2021 program will be released in July, and registrations will open soon after via the conference website www.smartbeef.com.au