Meat up for livestock info

Meat up for livestock info

Meat producers in the Upper Spencer Gulf region will have the opportunity to hear insights from research programs funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) at the upcoming MeatUp forums.

MeatUp Port Augusta will be held on June 25 while a forum will also be held in Broken Hill on June 23, with the events designed for producers by producers.

At the Port Augusta forum, Gillian Fennell will talk about how their one-million-acre rangelands cattle station in the Far North has adapted with the use of technology and supplementation.

MLA General Manager Michael Crowley said each forum had been designed by producers for producers through the input of Regional producer working groups.

"MeatUp forums validate the value of implementing new practices and technology on-farm and offer practical, whole-of-business information and tools relevant to the needs and interests of red meat producers," he said.

"Producers from the area demonstrate how adopting the latest research and technology has improved their business and led to increased productivity and profitability.

"It's a great opportunity to stay up-to-date with what's working well at a local level."

Forums also include a global markets update, consumer insights and talk about how the red meat industry is tracking towards the 2030 carbon neutral target.

Geoff Duddy, deliverer of Bred Well Fed Well workshops, said he would focus on improving enterprise profitability through understanding breeding objectives.

"I look forward to working through some proof of profit examples with producers to show how ASBVs work and why they are worth using," he said.

"This will link to the development of breeding objectives for sheep and cattle enterprises."

Broken Hill and Port Augusta MeatUp Forums are free for red meat levy payers and $50 (excluding GST) for non-red meat levy payers.

Registration is essential for catering and COVID management purposes. To register and for more information, visit

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