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BeefEx kicks off after four-year hiatus + PICTURES

Eric Barker and Jon Condon, 19/10/2022

MORE than 600 lotfeeders and other grainfed industry stakeholders have taken to Brisbane’s RNA showgrounds for the biennial Beef Ex conference.

The lotfeeding industry’s peak conference has had a four-year hiatus after a COVID cancellation in 2020. Despite a quick fire alarm to start of the conference, speakers were up on stage according to schedule.

Beef Central’s Jon Condon and Eric Barker are on the ground at the conference this week, which is hosting a wide range of speakers – including McDonalds’ global beef director Andrew Brazier, former treasurer Peter Costello and Woolworths’ Greenstock business managing director Anna Speer.

While more stories will rollout in the coming days, here are some of the faces at the event….

 

The Stockyard and John Dee crews at BeefEx, from left, Ali Hart, Grant Melrose, John Hart, Robin Hart and Bec Hart

Don McDonald from MDH Wallumba feedlot, right, with Indonesian lotfeeders Dicky Adiwoso and Greg Pankhurst, and Kari Moffatt from live exporter Austrex

University of New England students Jillian Burgess, Jack Jansen and Madison Luke.

Simon Donaldson from RDO equipment, Matt Szady from Manitou and Simon Long from Kuhn Farm Machinery.

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Maydan feedlot’s Ryan Cooper, John Bailey from Auslogic and Ben Gardner from TopCon.

Antony Glynn from Ottley Capital with Hancock Agriculture’s Gunnee feedlot manager Mark Byrne.

Andrew Talbot from Elders Killara feedlot, Quirindi NSW with Brett Thompson from Woolworths

Chris Fenwicke, general manager of John Dee, with the Sandalwood feedlot team, from left, general manager Geoff Cornford, livestock manager Rebecca O’Reilly, and director Seryon Kim

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