The success of Beef 2018 was noted during the official welcome on Wednesday night.
The Federal Government’s $3 million contribution to the event was praised, as was the Beef Australia board, the volunteers, the graziers and the city of Rockhampton.
Beef Australia Chairman Blair Angus spoke about the strength of the industry and it’s people, while noting future challenges.
"A connection to the land is something that the people here truly understand,” Mr Angus said.
“I would like to acknowledge all of those who have come before us to build this great industry, generations of outstanding cattlemen and women and all of those who have been part of the journey to us now celebrating the greatest meat on earth, Australian beef."