Broome to host northern beef forum

Beef Central, 15/11/2011

Managing for change within the industry will be one of the themes at an important Northern WA Beef Forum to be held in Broome on November 17 and 18.

The forum, initiated by the WA Beef Council and supported by WA’s Department of Agriculture and Food and MLA, will aim to provide as much information as possible about new and existing markets, alternative management practices and how to effectively manage change, both financially and in practice.

The forum includes presentations from keynote speakers representing many aspects of the northern beef supply chain. All are passionate about the future of the state’s northern pastoral industry and have a wealth of experience to offer.

Guest speakers will include well-known Mt Isa-based veterinarian, Ian Braithwaite, who consults widely on fertility and related issues across northern Australia; Steve Meerwald, managing director of Australia’s largest live cattle exporter, Wellards; industry consultant Steve Petty; and Ralph Shannon, chairman of the North Australian Beef Research Council.

All four will challenge attendees and offer insight into how to make business improvements.

The free two-day forum will be held at the Oaks Resort in Broome. All meals will be provided except breakfast, and there will be a free forum dinner on Thursday night where a meal and some drinks will be provided. All participants are encouraged to attend.

A special conference room rate is available at the Oaks Resort, including breakfast.

  • Producers wanting to attend the forum should contact Catherine Marriott by email: or by phoning 0400 129 279.


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