Red Meat Updates was first held in 2013 and has continued to grow ever since. The event consistently attracts 300 people, with over 350 people attending in 2018 and tickets selling out in advance. Approximately 70% of conference attendees are sheep and cattle producers.
2018 Red Meat Updates
Red Meat Updates 2018 was held on Friday, 27 July in Launceston. The day attracted over 350 people from Tasmania’s red meat industry, with the event selling out two weeks in advance. Feedback from attendees and sponsors was very positive.
Presentations from Red Meat Updates 2018
Red Meat Champions
- Derek Daniell – Rabobank Industry Innovator
- Julian Waghorn – KPMG Gate to Plate
- Aiden Coombe – Angus Australia Emerging Leader
People in the business
Irrigated Pasture Updates
Dryland Pasture Updates
Virtual Farm Tour 2018
This year in our virtual farm tour we visited Scott Colvin at ‘Nosswick’, at Blackwood Creek in the Northern Midlands. We heard from Scott about his business enterprises and practices as well as the succession process for the Colvin family.
The 2018 Red Meat Updates Virtual Farm Tour can be viewed here.
2017 Red Meat Updates
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.
Red meat champions
Irrigated pasture updates
Dryland pasture 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.
2016 Red Meat Updates
The 2016 event attracted 333 red meat industry stakeholders. The theme of the conference was preparing for, managing through and recovering from adverse conditions. If you missed out on attending the event or want to follow up on a topic, the event proceedings and most of the presentations from the day are available below.
- Alison Napier
- Shane Thomson
- George Shea
- Richard Apps
- Dale Grey
- Jock Hughes
- Richard Culvenor
- Rob Winter
- Julian von Bibra
- Tom Graesser
- Leon Quilliam
- Richard Sutton
Photos from Red Meat Updates 2016
Red Meat Updates 2013, 2014 & 2015
For information about the program and speakers at previous Red Meat Updates events, click on the proceedings below.
- 2015 Red Meat Updates Proceedings
- 2014 Red Meat Updates Proceedings
- 2013 Red Meat Updates Proceedings
- 2015 Virtual Farm Tour on YouTube
Photos from previous events
Red Meat Updates Working Group member, George Shea, featured in the Tasmanian Country on 22 July 2016. Access the full article online.
Red Meat Updates Working Group chair, Georgie Burbury, featured in the Tasmanian Country on 15 July 2016. Access the full article online.
Tasmania’s weather-worn meat producers buoyed by strong demand for beef and lamb – ABC news, 22 July 2016
Meat and Livestock Australia reveals digital strategy for big data – ABC Rural, 22 July 2016
King Island farmer Richard Sutton guest speaker at Red Meat Updates conference – The Advocate, 22 July 2016
Breeding and identification of stock paramount for beef producers: Winnaleah farmer – The Examiner, 22 July 2016
Vision needed to tap digital potential, red meat industry told – The Land, 22 July 2016
MLA value chain digital strategy to drive red meat industry future – Sheep Central, 22 July 2016
MLA to accelerate red meat industry’s digital future – Farming ahead, 25 July 2016
Record numbers expected for Tassie red meat day – Beef Central, 18 July 2016