The FutureBeef program has been renewed for four years, ensuring the northern Australian beef industry continues to get the support it needs to deliver high-quality, sustainably produced products to consumers around the world.
The $3.66 million program is a partnership between the Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian governments, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Government through the MLA Donor Company.
Backed by world-leading research and development, FutureBeef is a one-stop shop that provides beef producers with the information they need to improve the resilience, profitability and sustainability of their businesses.
It promotes events and produces webinars, case studies, videos, social media, e-bulletins and web content to assist graziers with:
- animal production, health and welfare
- grazing land management
- business management
- research and development.
Queensland agriculture minister Mark Furner said: “FutureBeef is a great example of government and industry working together to provide real benefits to the northern Australian beef industry, which continues to position our beef products favourably with consumers here and overseas.”
“Backed by leading research and development, FutureBeef is a valued and trusted source of information for graziers, enabling them to make informed decisions about their businesses,” he said.
“The renewal of the FutureBeef program will ensure graziers continue to get the support they need to improve their resilience, profitability and sustainability.”
Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong said: “MLA is proud to be a long-standing investment partner in FutureBeef.”
“FutureBeef has a track record of success delivering practical outcomes for northern graziers, building on years of research and extension work through northern Australia in everything from reproduction and genetics to land management and sustainability,” he said.
“It is another example of a successful partnership between industry and government helping to put practical and science-based information into the hands of producers.”