Beef identities to share their views on the future of the industry

AUSTRALIA - The beef industry’s biggest players will speak at a unique feedlot workshop delivering the latest Beef Cooperative Research Centre (Beef CRC) research and practical skills to help improve the paddock to plate supply chain.
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Representatives from Australia’s largest cattle producer, the Australian Agricultural Company, Australia’s largest processor, Australian Meat Holdings and one of the country’s largest feedlots, Rangers Valley will speak at the Armidale Feeder Steer School in January.

The popular workshop last year drew a capacity crowd with participants from New Zealand, Korea, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland representing all levels of the beef industry.

Held from January 30th to February 1st, workshop organiser, Angus Australia’s Bob Dent says the
residential school offers cattle producers and backgrounders the chance to learn how to maximise
opportunities when selecting and preparing cattle destined for the feedlot trade.
“Using a mix of practical and theory sessions, the school shows producers and backgrounders how they
can apply the latest breeding, nutrition and marketing research to generate a more productive and
profitable herd,” he said
“The school covers three main areas: tailoring production to meet different market specifications,
applying new research to improve production and using genetics for herd improvement. It is regarded by
industry as the best place in Australia to learn the skills needed to tailor production to meet precise
feedlot and markets specifications,” Mr Dent said.
The 2007 Armidale Feeder Steer School will feature speakers from industry, government and research
organisations, covering the latest trends and the future directions of the feedlot industry, meat quality
and grading, sire selection and breeding programs, as well as a tour of Rangers Valley, a 24 thousand
head feedlot supplying the long fed Japanese and Korean market.
Regarded as a must for those involved in the cattle and feedlot industry, the school is a joint initiative
between the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Angus Australia and the Beef CRC.
Registration for the 2007 Armidale Feeder Steer School closes on January 18. News Desk
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