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Strong speaker lineup for Hamilton Meat Profit Day

Beef Central, 06/02/2014

 

The upcoming Meat Profit Day in Hamilton will provide insights and motivation to beef and sheepmeat producers across Victoria and eastern South Australia, and present innovative ways to improve productivity.

The program has been designed around the theme ‘2025: ready or not?’ with topics including succession planning, key market forecasts and consumer trends and cutting edge technology.

The Meat Profit Day will be held at Hamilton Showgrounds on Wednesday, 19 February, from 8am.

Keynote speakers include Rabobank general manager, Peter Knoblanche, speaking on the topic “The future of farming – The rise of the global entrepreneur”, and RIRDC Rural Women's NSW award winner, Isobel Knight, who speaks on “Planning for success.”

Later in the day Sam Bailey, a farmer from northern NSW who runs his property despite being left a quadriplegic after a car accident at the age of 19, will provide an inspirational address.

Module sessions, allowing visitors to pick and choose the topics they wish to explore in more detail,    will be held on market outlook, technology and genetics, and farm economics and ownership.

Other speakers on the program include MLA general manager marketing, Michael Edmonds on growing global demand;  MLA chief analyst Tim McRae on industry projections; and Thomas Foods International’s lamb supply chain coordinator, David Rutley, discussing driving change in the red meat supply chain.

During a technology and genetics session, Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit Director, Rob Banks, will present on the topic “Genomics: Opportunities and challenges”, while Stuart Kemp from PastureWise will discuss “Pastures in 2025 – technology that will make a difference.”

Poll Hereford breeder Ian Locke from Wirruna Stud will discuss genetic selection for economically important traits.

During a session on farm economics and ownership, accountant Tony Gurry, a partner in CoggerGurry Chartered Accountants, will look at “The family farm in the Western District – An accountant's perspective”, before Hassad Australia’s Peter Nilon discusses foreign investment in a global market.

A barbecue dinner will be held for delegates from 5.30pm

  • Registrations and inquiries can be directed to Gerri Torpy, mob 0414 494 707 email: mpd@hamiltonshowground.com.au

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