Technology and genetics in BeefUp Forum

WA-herefordsBeef producers throughout north-west Western Australia can access timely tips and tools to help manage their businesses when Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) BeefUp Forum is held in Coral Bay on 8 November.

The forum will feature a range of guest speakers addressing regionally relevant issues with a focus on production and new technologies to boost on-farm productivity.

Hosted by MLA, with support from the Gascoyne Catchments Group, Bullseye project and WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, the forum is also designed to seek direct input from producers through the Western Australian Livestock Research Council (WALRC) to help drive the future direction of levy-payer funded research, development and adoption (RD&A) programs.

Topics and presenters include:

  • MLA update – David Beatty, MLA Program Manager – Value Chain RD&A
  • Beef up your business through agtech – James Walker, Agrihive
  • Farmbot water monitoring – Cameron Young, Farmbot
  • Ceres Tags – David Smith, Ceres Tags
  • Technology in reality: panel discussion – Barb Bishop, MLA BeefUp Forum Coordinator
  • Producers identifying R&D priorities – Tim Watts, Chair, WALRC
  • Power of segregating cattle on station – Trudi Oxley, Vista North
  • The accredited grassfed beef cooperative – Tony Hiscock
  • Making use of EBVs to improve your herd – Paul Williams, Tropical Beef Technology Services
  • Regional roundup: Rangelands NRM, carbon farming, self-herding, portable processing units, producer group updates
  • Beef masterpieces – Raphael Ramirez

The BeefUp Forum will be held at Bill’s Bar, Robinson Street, Coral Bay and runs from 9.30am to 6pm. The cost to attend is $20, which includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a barbecue dinner. Registration is essential.

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