Producers pour into Primex + Pics

Eric Barker and James Nason, 10/11/2022

Doug and Cameron (right) Bennett from Little Valley Grazing with Steve Bedser from Murwillumbah Truck Centre.

THE Norco Primex Agricultural Field Days for 2022 are underway at Casino in northern NSW, with more than 25,000 people expected to attend the event over the next three days.

It’s the last big field day of the year, with 370 exhibitors showcasing  equipment, technology and services across a wide range of agricultural and other sectors.

Tomorrow morning Beef Central will host a free seminar in the Southern Cross University presentation pavilion (Site H 11), with a range of expert speakers providing producers with the latest information on carbon farming opportunities and challenges and the outlook for beef demand and cattle prices (see full program below).

MC Kerry Lonergan, host of Beef Central’s Weekly Grill Podcast, will also be giving an opportunity for attendees to put their knowledge to the test using their smart phones to answer questions in the Great Aussie Cattle Quiz. Some great prizes from Zoetis, MLA and Beef Central board games are on offer.

Beef Central’s Cattle Baron and Great Aussie Cattle Quiz board games are also available for purchase at the field day at our side in the Livestock Pavillion (Pavillion 1 Site 6).

Carbon & cattle market seminar Program

WHERE: Southern Cross University Presentation Marquee, Site H 11

WHEN: 9AM-12:30PM, Friday, Nov 11


9:00am – Welcome and introduction: MC Kerry Lonergan

9:10am – CARBON OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRODUCERS (Facilitator: Eric Barker,  AgCarbon Central)

  • Katelyn Lubcke, Meat & Livestock Australia: Progress toward CN 2030
  • Al Rayner, CiboLabs: Update on rollout with MLA of Australian Feedbase Monitor for all red meat producers late 2022
  • Stuart Austin, Wilmot Cattle Co: A producer’s perspective on carbon farming
  • Q and A session
  • Cattle trivia quiz with Kerry Lonergan

10:40am – Break

11:00am – CATTLE MARKET UPDATE AND OUTLOOK (Facilitator: Jon Condon, Beef Central)

  • Andrew Talbot, Killara Feedlot,
  • Simon Stahl, Northern Cooperative Meat Company
  • Matt Dalgleish, Ep3
  • Q and A session
  • Cattle trivia quiz with Kerry Lonergan

12:30pm – Close

Attendance is free, but seats will be limited, so attendees are advised to arrive early to assure a seat before the start at 9am sharp. 

Primex at Casino was established in 1985 and now attracts in excess of 25,000 visitors across the annual three day event.

See some of the faces at Primex this morning:


The Humphreys family from Welbatch Santa Gertrudis Stud at Mummulgum, NSW, have just celebrated 100 years on their property (named after a township in Shropshire in England), with 40 family members attending a celebratory gathering last weekend. Ray Humphreys is attending Primex with Welbatch Santa Gertrudis cattle this week, pictured with Santa Gertrudis Society general manager Chris Todd.


Brett Ellem From Yulgilbar and Georgia Perkins from Casino catching at the Yulgilbar stand at Primex.

Among the large team representing NAB at Primex are Shellie Hunt, Akeeda Coughran, Khan Horne, Nigel Rumble, Brett Shepherd, Connor McGowan and Boyd Hughes.

Peter Schefe from McCormick Industries, Augbigny near Toowoomba, caught up with Charlie Millard, RDO Toowoomba at Primex.

Talking about Tri-Solfen livestock pain relief treatments at Primex were Stuart Miles, Dechra, Tamworth and Casino producer Craig Bruggy, Piora.

Sally and Ian Vivers from Eaglehawk Angus between Glen Innes and Inverell.

Jenna Thompson and Renee Rippon (right) from NSW DPI with Neil Radford from Lawrence in NSW.

Adrian Bordin from Bordin Brothers with Darren Uppington of Norco and Robert McMillan of Bordin Brothers.

Owen and Helen Clark for Eden Pond Farms.

George Basha, MLA Integrity Systems Company and Terry Toohey, Padua Park, Woodview.

Amenda Kelly of Camira and Ron Ovenden from Armidale at the Rotech Rural tent.

Zac and Moira McKeever, Murwillumbah,NSW.

Ross Cole and Sharen Farrell from Casino.




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