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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

More information

23 March 2021
25 March 2021
Broken Hill
23 June 2021
Event delivered –
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Port Augusta
25 June 2021
Event delivered –
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Virtual farm tour

MLA’s MeatUp forum virtual farm tour was filmed at CC Cooper and Co Broken Hill Wonga Station and their Jamestown farm, featuring interviews with Seth, Tom and Leith Cooper. The virtual farm tour will provide insights into key aspects of the Cooper’s business, such as:

  • business overview and history
  • succession
  • importance of people management
  • use of technology in a rangeland business
  • breeding objectives
  • capital investments (fencing, water, feedlots)
  • investing in geographical diverse agriculture regions.

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.

Rangelands working group: 
David Counsell
Brett Smith
Felicity McLeod
Gillian Fennell
Jamie Jones