Graziers forum set for Georgetown this weekend

Beef Central, 08/10/2015

A forum to be held at Georgetown this weekend will feature a comprehensive range of speakers and presentations on issues of key relevance to northern cattle producers.

The North-West Gulf Graziers’ Forum on October 10 and 11 is jointly hosted by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group, Southern Gulf Catchments and the Gulf Cattlemen’s Association.

Speakers and presentations include:

  • Discussion on Developing Northern Australia White Paper with the Liberal Senator for Queensland Ian MacDonald;
  • Focus on the $avannaPlan-Beef$ense project with Rural Financial Councillor, Ian Durham;
  • Jim Benson from Next Rural on succession planning strategies;
  • NFF President Brent Finlay;
  • Leading northern cattle veterinarian Ian Braithwaite;
  • QDAF’s Peter O’Reagain on recommendations from 18 years of research at the Wambiana grazing trial;
  • The MDH story as told by Alistair McDonald;
  • An ‘Innovations in Agriculture’ session including updates from Harrington Systems Electrical, psyllid-resistant leucaena trials at Whitewater, and improved pasture and legume hay trials;
  • Explanations of NRM Spatial Hub and NGRMG’s extensive property mapping services in the Northern Gulf region;
  • Roger Savory of Savory Grassland Management and Jared Sunderland from NQ Dry Tropics on holistic grazing management styles and what is possible using this technique;
  • Nathan March on the ‘Good Neighbour Program’;
  • ANZ’s State Agribusiness Manager, Jeffrey Schrale, on the outlook for global and domestic beef prices.

The forum will also feature the launch of the new “Mustering Wellness” website which has been designed by the Gulf Cattlemen’s Association and Partners in Recovery, and the launch of the NGRMG NRM Plan.

The event will also include trade stalls and a dinner on Saturday night.

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