Red Meat Updates 2017

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The 2017 program

The focus of our 2017 event was building business resilience. In recent years, Tasmanian graziers have experienced floods, fires, droughts and price shocks, among other challenges. This year we examined what makes some businesses more resilient to challenges and change.  Click here to view the Red Meat Updates 2017 Conference Proceedings.

Below are some of the presentations from the conference.


Red meat champions

MLA update

Irrigated pasture updates

Dryland pasture updates

Sheep updates

Beef updates

Virtual Farm Tour 2017

This year we visited William and Melissa Fergusson’s Grindstone Bay Pastoral property at Triabunna, on Tasmania’s east coast.  We heard about their business, the challenges they face and strategies they have implemented to make their business resilient.

The click here to view the Virtual Farm Tour online.


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Sponsors of Red Meat Updates 2017

Red Meat Updates would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors:

RMU sposnors

Feedback from attendees

Feedback from Red Meat Updates attendees has been very positive.  150 evaluation forms were completed on the day and we have received many emails of thanks since.  Some of the comments (we have five pages of comments!) are listed below:

  • A very good day for the industry
  • Great to see the young age demographic well represented
  • A must attend annual function
  • Sensational!
  • Great information day to hear what producers are doing and network
  • Today was fabulous
  • Once a year opportunity to gather with like-minded producers to hear and discuss
  • what is happening in our industry
  • A chance to participate in a conference that has relevance to Tasmanian red meat producers
  • Today was great – will definitely be back next year
  • RMU is a unique, professionally run event that any red meat producer would benefit from attending
  • I really enjoyed the chance to network and meet people
  • Worth taking a day off for
  • Great overview, great networking, great introduction and awareness of resources
  • Networking extravaganza
  • Wonderful – happy to continue to sponsor
  • Interactive and informative day to reinvigorate me and my red meat business
  • Implementing the practices spoken about has more than doubled our kg of beef/ha and return on capital
  • Refreshing, informative and inspiring people, especially some of the women involved
  • The number of producers that come to RMU says it all
  • The most important agricultural event I have seen so far for furthering the industry