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What are MeatUp forums?
MeatUp forums give you a chance to catch up with other producers and industry experts to hear the latest in red meat R&D. They are one day events held throughout southern Australia, developed by regional producer working groups in collaboration with MeatUp coordinators and MLA. The program is purposely designed for red meat producers in each region, covering a range of topics and ideas.

Why should I attend MeatUp?
• Hear about the latest locally relevant on-farm R&D
• Hear from and network with leading producers
• Gain insights into tools and programs to improve your business
• Increase your productivity and profitability

Event details

Location State Date More information


Perth WA 5/08/2021 Download flyer Event delivered –
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Virtual farm tour

MLA’s MeatUp forum virtual farm tour was filmed at Chilwell Farms located in WA’s south, 90km east of Esperance. Owned and managed by the Fowler family, brothers Simon and Andrew are responsible for the day-to-day management, with their wives Robyn and Marie. In this Virtual Farm Tour, the Fowlers will open their business to you, showing what they do, and what systems they have in place to achieve success. This includes:

  • Business overview and history
  • Overview of cattle system
  • Overview of sheep system
  • Pasture improvements
  • Crop Grazing- its management and role
  • Feedlot system
  • Importance of people and WHS in the business
  • Plans for the future

Register your interest

Please complete and submit this expression of interest form to receive more information about a MeatUp Forum near you.

Register here

Working group

The MeatUp program has been developed by our producer working group. The aim is a program driven from the ground up by producers. Thank you to our working group members for their contribution to MeatUp. If you would like to join a working group, please contact or come and see us at the forums near you.

Western Australia working group: 

Matt Nield
Zac Roberts
John Wallace
|Harris Thompson