Red Meat Updates 2021

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Red Meat Updates – Friday, 23 July 2021

The 8th annual Red Meat Updates was held on Friday, 23 July 2021 at the Tramsheds Function Centre, Launceston. After postponement in 2020, the 2021 event sold out in 48 hours, with over 260 red meat producers and industry members attending. 

The theme for Red Meat Updates in 2021 was ‘profit-driven decisions for the future’ and presentations on the day covered topics in the areas of sheep, beef, business, and irrigated and dryland pastures. 

Red Meat Updates would not be possible without our event sponsors and the working group greatly appreciate their continued support. 

Red Meat Updates 2021 program

Red Meat Updates 2021 conference proceedings


Red Meat Champions 

Rabobank Industry Innovator: 

Future proofing our workforce, it’s everyone’s role Clare Peltzer, Logan, TAS 

Newton & Henry Gate to Plate: 

Avoiding the sale yards: lessons learnt from direct marketing – Guy Robertson, Mount Gnomon Farm, TAS

Sheep Updates – sponsored by Zoetis 

Using individual animal management to maximise profit and efficiencyGeorge Nichols, Nutrien Ag Solutions, TAS

Carcass monitoring in processing plants & what this means for lamb suppliersDr Bruce Jackson, veterinary consultant, TAS

Beef Updates – sponsored by Landfall Angus

Where do trace elements fit in beef production systems? – John Webb-Ware, Mackinnon Project, VIC

Prioritising investment in beef businesses – Hilary Bunny, Aggregate Consulting, NSW 

Getting down to business 

Business analysis for better decision makingDavid McLean, Resource Consulting Services, QLD

Irrigated Pasture Updates – sponsored by PGG Wrightson Seeds

The costs associated with compromising perennial pasturesBasil Doonan, Pinion Advisory, TAS

Worm management for sheep and cattle under irrigation – John Webb-Ware, Mackinnon Project VIC

Dryland Pasture Updates – sponsored by Barenbrug

Getting your grasses rooted for the long run David McLean, Resource Consulting Services, QLD

Pasture utilisation: Breaking the per 100mm rainfall barrier – Steve Crawford, Lackrana Grazing, TAS 


Virtual Farm Tour – sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions 

This year we visited the picaresque Flinders Island to catch up with Chris Macqueen from ‘Skyhaven’ and Tom Youl from ‘The Quoin’. This year’s Virtual Farm Tour was sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions and we greatly appreciate their continued support. 

Watch the 2021 Virtual Farm Tour


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