The program and planning for Beef Australia 2021 will be driven by a number of volunteer committees, made up of producers and industry participants from around the country, new committee lists will be updated shortly.
Beef producers from around Australia have a unique opportunity to benchmark their product on a national level by entering the ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition – with participating processors in every State this is truly a national event.
The appraisal system utilised in the competition is specifically designed to meet both export and domestic market requirements and utilises the latest technology available to the beef industry.
The ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition aims to give feedback to producers about compliance of beef carcases to market specifications, lean meat yield, and predicted eating quality of those carcases (MSA index).
To align with peak turn off periods, entrants have the opportunity to have their cattle entries delivered a ten month competition period to one of the participating processing plants for carcase judging.
COMMERCIAL CATTLE COMMITTEE
The Beef Australia Commercial Cattle Competition is a permanent fixture on the Beef Australia calendar and presents an opportunity for commercial cattlemen and women to test their skills against the best in the country.
The competition provides producers with a unique opportunity to benchmark their stock against national standards, to gather feedback from experienced judges and identify areas where they can continue to improve to ensure our industry remains productive and profitable.
PROPERTY TOURS COMMITTEE
The Property Tours Committee co-ordinate tours for National and International Visitors, to provide a first hand look at the operations of Central Queensland’s beef cattle producers. The diverse program provides a ‘something for everyone’ approach, delivering many facets of the beef industry; from organic beef production, pasture management and alternative feeding solutions, to the latest in livestock management technology, allow attendees to view best practice.
The changing Environmental and Social Expectations are providing challenges to traditional production methods. Greater transparency and engagement will be required from the beef industry to embrace the future consumer. Only through Education and Understanding can the beef sector maintain its importance, when competing with other proteins.
Beef Australia Property Tours seek to provide a range of tours, demonstrating producer operations across a range of Land Types, and Management Styles. Showcase innovation and Best Practice in the Beef Sector considering the changing social and environmental expectations.
COMMUNITY ACTIVATION COMMITTEE
The Community Activation Committee will create a strong membership base with the Rockhampton and Regional Business community, that will see a synergy of business associations with the beef industry in the lead up, during, and beyond Beef 2021.
The committee’s vision is to build on this base over each Beef Australia exposition to strengthen the ties across a multitude of industries and create a network within the community that will provide initiatives, learning and opportunities through engagement at a series of events.
To be known as the Beef 21 Club,it will provide education and knowledge between the Beef Industry and The Rockhampton Business community constantly year on year.
The committee believes the future for the Beef industry is bright as it evolves across Australia and beyond, and, through the sharing of information during events such as Beef Australia, knowledge, processes and procedures can be accelerated.
The Beef 2021 international program is the perfect platform to provide interaction between potential investors and businesses along the beef supply chain both within Australian and around the world.
The international program sees Austrade, Trade and Investment Queensland, Meat and Livestock Australia and key industry stakeholders working together to enhance trade and investment in the Australian beef industry through the Handshakes business matching program.
Our business lounge at Beef Australia 2021 will be a great facility for the conduct of business with international visitors.
NEXT GENERATION COMMITTEE
The Next Generation Committee focus on fostering and maintaining networks amongst the next generation within the beef industry. Working with those aged 18-35 years old the committee develops an event program including seminar forums, awards luncheons and evening mixers aimed at retaining the next generation and attracting new youth to the industry.
The next generation of people in the beef industry is recognised as vital to the success and vitality of the industry now and into the future. This year the Next Generation have developed a further focus on working with the Beef Australia Schools Program and developing mentoring and networking opportunities with key industry figures through the Graeme Acton Beef Connections Program.
Beef Week 2021 will be the prime place for personal and professional relationships to be formed between the next generation and the wider beef industry.
BEEF PROMOTION COMMITTEE
The Beef Promotion Committee, under the pillar for consumer and community awareness. Its priorities are to take the Australian Beef Story to a National and International Audience. To build and expand on the chef program, the dinning options at the event and to work with and support the local community.
STUD CATTLE COMMITTEE
The Nutrien Stud Cattle Competition is one of the jewels in the triennial Beef Australia program, and is recognised by the seed stock sector as our Nation’s premier stud cattle awards. The results of years, and for some producers … decades of work will be showcased over five days, as our team of esteemed and highly qualified judges consider and assess in excess of seventeen hundred entries from over 30 breeds of beef cattle. The competition will be closely contested, as owners vie to secure a prestigious Beef Australia broadribbon, and be rewarded for their their efforts devoted to the pursuit of excellence.
SYMPOSIUM AND SEMINARS COMMITTEE
The Symposium and Seminars Committee is a progressive group engaged to tackle the hard-hitting issues facing the Australian beef industry. The Committee has set out to challenge industry decision makers to broaden their horizons, to innovate, and to challenge the status quo in all facets of how beef is produced, marketed and consumed. This calls for inspiring and dynamic leadership to manage the many forces at play and to ultimately ensure a resilient and relevant industry – one that is positioned for future success and prosperity.
Symposium: The Beef Australia Industry Symposium 2021 is an outcomes-focused program that addresses core issues and opportunities faced by the beef sector. The Symposium’s high-calibre delegate cohort offers the invaluable opportunity to make the right connections whilst dissecting critical discussions taking place economically, socially and politically.
The Symposium explores the notion of leadership within the beef industry by putting a spotlight on global and domestic business leaders who will share their unique experience and insights ranging from crisis management to the carbon economy. In a constantly changing, volatile world, strong and decisive leadership will be key in navigating the future agricultural landscape.
This world-class event brings together leading international and domestic industry participants into the one room to strategise and debate beef’s future. Join us to connect, inspire and collaborate.
Seminars: With a diverse and highly informative program, the BA Seminar Program attracts an audience of up to 8,000 from around the world. This interactive event runs from Monday 3 May – Thursday 6 May and offers international and domestic keynote speakers, up to 35 seminar sessions, refreshments and networking. Through partnerships with government, industry bodies and sponsors, this series of events will bring together decision makers and a highly engaged global community focused on local and wider spread challenges and solutions for our industry.