Northern beef producers can get information about the latest on-farm research and technology outcomes from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and hear from others across the red meat industry at the upcoming BeefUp forum being held in Charters Towers.
After a break in 2020 due to the pandemic, the popular BeefUp forums are running again across Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. The Charters Towers event will be held in conjunction with the Northern Beef Producers Expo.
Presenting outcomes of MLA research and development projects, the forums give producers, researchers and industry professionals an chance to discuss opportunities to drive profitability and productivity in the red meat sector.
MLA group manager, Adoption and Commercialisation, Sarah Strachan, said the forums are developed with Regional Beef Research committees to deliver regionally relevant topics, content and presenters.
"BeefUp Forums are designed to provide regionally relevant and practical information and tools that producers can take home and put into practice on-farm," Ms Strachan said.
"Northern beef producers will also have the opportunity to hear about MLA activities relevant to their region and discuss how they might like to be involved," she said.
Highlights of the Charters Towers program include:
- An update on MLA's program of work
- Producer perspectives on creating improved production and profitability for beef businesses
- Pasture and other feedbase options for northern beef production
- Research updates on genomics, tail hair testing for resilience, pain management and agtech
- Developments in the Northern Breeding Business (NB2) project.
BeefUp forums are free for red meat levy payers and $50 (excluding GST) for non-red meat levy payers. Registration is essential for catering purposes.
- To register and for more information, visit the MLA BeefUp website