Julia Creek to host BeefUp Forum

Beef Central, 17/10/2018
Beef producers throughout Queensland’s Southern Gulf region can access timely tips and tools to help manage their businesses when Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) BeefUp Forum is held at Julia Creek on 31 October.

The forum will feature a range of guest speakers addressing regionally relevant issues with a focus on production. Topics will range from identifying barriers to profitable beef production, through to herd management and how producers can utilise new technology to boost on-farm productivity.

Hosted by MLA and supported by Southern Gulf NRM and North West Queensland Regional Beef Research Committee, the forum is also designed to seek direct input from producers to help drive the future direction of levy-payer funded research, development and adoption (RD&A) programs.

Topics and presenters include:

  • MLA update – Nick Sangster, MLA Program Manager – Grassfed Productivity
  • Identifying barriers to profitable beef production – Michael Wellington, Bush Agribusiness
  • Farmecco tool – James Walker, Camden Park, Longreach
  • Profitable Grazing Systems – Jenny Milson, Qld Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
  • Profitable producers creating healthy landscapes in Southern Gulf – Anne Alison, Southern Gulf NRM
  • Climate Mate – Megan Munchenberg, Climate Mate
  • Producers identifying RD&A priorities – Barb Bishop, MLA BeefUp Forum Coordinator
  • E-Beef Smart Farming – Anne Alison, Southern Gulf NRM
  • New generation smart tag – David Smith, Ceres Tag
  • Optimising production in the north – Don Menzies, CQUniversity
  • Water monitoring made easy – Mark Middleton, Farmbot
  • Cow and calf mortality – Dave Smith, Qld Department of Agriculture & Fisheries

The BeefUp Forum will be held at the Julia Creek Civic Centre and runs from 9am to 6pm. The cost to attend is $20, which includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a barbecue dinner. Registration is essential.

To register, click here.


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