R&D to be showcased at BeefEx

17 September 2018

A range of MLA-managed grainfed projects will be on show at the Australian Lot Feeders' Association (ALFA) BeefEx event in October, where Lisa Sharp will be sharing some valuable insights on the beef industry’s global trends.

Grainfed R&D projects

Research and development into a range of projects managed by MLA will be showcased at BeefEx.

Projects including automation technology R&D, the Cattle Heat Load Toolbox (CHLT) and the antimicrobial stewardship framework for Australian feedlots will be addressed by a range of guest speakers during the conference, while MLA will also have a trade site at the event.

Enabled by grainfed levy investment, automation and robotics solutions company Manabotix has developed a prototype automatic bunk calling system for feedlots, and Managing Director, Dr Stuart McCarthy, will be among the presenters at BeefEx.

Brisbane-based Katestone provides the CHLT service to Australian feedlot sites and its Managing Director, Christine Killip, will be at BeefEx to discuss the advancements in weather intelligence that are helping to boost our understanding of how current conditions influence future weather events.

Following the release of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines for the Australian Cattle Feedlot Industry earlier this year, industry veterinarian Dr Kev Sullivan, Bell Veterinary Services, will provide an update of the framework and why the Australian lot feeding sector would be wise to take notice of the guidelines.

Global trends in the beef industry

Lot feeders and industry stakeholders can also hear about the latest global trends influencing consumer buying decisions and the risks and opportunities for the beef industry.

MLA’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Lisa Sharp, will discuss the trends uncovered by MLA-commissioned research at the BeefEx event.

Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) scholarships

Recent recipients of ARLF scholarships jointly sponsored by MLA and ALFA will feature in a BeefEx panel session facilitated by ARLF CEO Matt Linnegar.

Panellists will include Will McCrohon, JBS Riverina Beef Feedlot; Emily Pollock, Elynx; and Andrew Slack, Sapphire Feedlot, who will discuss their leadership journey, and what they have gained both personally and professionally from the ARLF leadership programs.

More information

ALFA BeefEx 2018 will be held from 8–10 October at the Brisbane Showgrounds, Queensland.

For more information and registration, visit: beefex.com.au

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