Red Meat Updates presentations are now available online

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The annual Red Meat Updates conference, held in Launceston on 22 July 2016, attracted 350 red meat industry stakeholders – making it the biggest Red Meat Updates event yet.

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 now available on the Red Meat Updates website.  Click here to access presentations, photos and media coverage of the day.

This year at Red Meat Updates, a new concept was introduced called TAKE THE NEXT STEP.  The aim of this initiative is to help Tasmanian sheep and cattle producers to access relevant tools, resources and training opportunities available to help build knowledge and skills.

Take the next step to improve your business, pasture or livestock management!  Enrol in an upcoming workshop or training course…. or try out a business management calculator… or run the pasture growth outlook tool for your area…

The tools, resources and training activities mentioned at Red Meat Updates have been collated here.

The countdown is on for Red Meat Updates

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We are now on the countdown for Red Meat Updates this Friday in Launceston.  Already, close to 300 people have registered and we expect up to 350 people to attend (350 is the cut off!).  The big crowd will make for a fantastic networking event and great atmosphere.  Tickets can be booked online.

To stay up to date on happenings this week and on the day, follow us on Twitter (@RedMeatUpdates) or like us on Facebook.




Meaty event for Tasmanian producers

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An informative article about Red Meat Updates in today’s Tasmanian Country newspaper, featuring the Red Meat Updates Working Group Chair, Georgie Burbury.

To access this online click here and go to page 9.

If you’re keen to attend Red Meat Updates in Launceston, it is only a week away (Friday, 22 July) and you need to register.  We already have 240 people registered – get in soon so that you don’t miss out.

To find out more about registering click here.

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From drought to deluge

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From drought to deluge…. It was only a couple of months ago we were posting photos on the Red Meat Updates Facebook Page of the record dry conditions being experienced across Tasmania.  Now, many Tasmanian producers are hoping the rain will ease off for a while.

Next week at Red Meat Updates, we will hear from Tasmanian red meat producers about how they make their businesses more resilient to adverse conditions.

Sign up to attend and come along to hear their stories, catch up with others in the red meat sector, hear the latest industry information and enjoy a red meat lunch.  The program has a fantastic line up of local and interstate presenters.

We will also have information about upcoming trainging activities to help you build your pasture and business management skills, key skills linked to improving business resilience to adverse conditions.

Take the learning home with you

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Published by Meat & Livestock Australia, 8 July 2016

Georgie Burbury

Georgie Burbury

Lamb producer Georgie Burbury is the first producer chair of the Red Meat Updates Working Group. She and the group are currently organising this year’s Red Meat Updates, to be held in Launceston on Friday 22 July 2016.

After studying agricultural science at the University of Tasmania, Georgie spent five years working in beef and lamb feedlots in eastern Australia. She has been back in Tasmania working on the family farm for several years and manages Eastfield’s lamb feedlot, which supplies lamb to domestic and international markets.  Georgie and her husband also run a mixed farming operation at Campbell Town.

Here we talk to Georgie about why producers should make sure they get along to this year’s Red Meat Update, which has a focus on tools, resources and training opportunities producers can utilise when they get back to the farm or the office.

Q: As a producer, what do you look for in updates and events such as this and how did that help underpin your focus for this event?

Red Meat Updates has earned a reputation for being a forum where the state’s leading red meat producers can gain a snapshot of key industry research findings, resources and tools, training options and technological innovations. It is a day where producers, advisors, researchers and industry stakeholders come together to network and learn.  This is the expectation of industry and what we keep in mind when planning the next event.

In a new approach, for the 2016 event we have also ensured that the program has strong links to tools, resources and training activities.  It’s well and good to come along and learn what is going on and to leave inspired … but how do you go back to your business and make change as a result?

People can come along to Red Meat Updates and increase their awareness about many different things – what leading producers do to increase the resilience of their business, how changes to grazing management can boost pasture production and utilisation, new research findings and emerging technologies – but now they can take the next step, by having the opportunity to access relevant resources or to sign up to a training activity to help take their knowledge and skills to the next level.

Q: What else will be on offer?

It’s a great place to catch up with people and meet other producers.

There is no other forum in Tasmania where you will see such a large number of red meat producers in one place.

Q: Why is it important for producers to attend this year?

The seasonal conditions in the last year have been particularly challenging for grazing operations in Tasmania. We have seen records broken for cold winters and dry springs as well as extreme rainfall events.

The theme for 2016 has been inspired by the learnings during this time and looking for ways we can work smarter, not just harder, to achieve our goals.

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Come along and meet MLA

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You pay your red meat levies…. so why not come along to Red Meat Updates and find out more about Meat & Livestock Australia and how your levies are being used to benefit industry.

MLA’s Managing Director, Richard Norton, is coming to Red Meat Updates to talk about this and to meet Tasmanian red meat producers.  Richard will provide an overview of MLA’s Strategic Plan, which is the roadmap for MLA’s direction and investment priorities between now and 2020.  Richard will also give a market overview, looking at key global markets and opportunities for the Tasmanian red meat industry.

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Registrations rolling in for Red Meat Updates 2016

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Registrations for Red Meat Updates are rolling in this year.  Already, over 120 people have registered for the red meat industry conference being held on 22 July in Launceston.  People can register online for the event – it is free for red meat producers, free for sponsors (based on the sponsorship package) and $330 for others.