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MeatUp In Cowra For Red Meat Update

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix


Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is encouraging producers to register for the MeatUp Forum in Cowra on Thursday 10 August 2023.

The forum, to be held at the Cowra Civic Centre will include insights on MLA initiatives, grazing management, sheep and beef updates, carbon, a visit to the Cowra Agricultural Research and Advisory Station and more.

Agrista’s John Francis will provide insights on cost of production, plus profit versus profitability in a farm business, coupled with a producer case study.

Dr Brad Walmsley, NSW DPI will discuss the beef Southern Multibreed Project which is aiming to improve within-breed genetic evaluation while also developing a multibreed genetic evaluation for beef herds across Australia.

Henry Hickson from NeXtgen Agri will provide attendees with an overview of selecting for low breech wrinkle and non-mules flocks, including a cost benefit and the timeline to achieve this change.

A producer panel facilitated by Dr Jillian Kelly, Animal Health and Nutrition Consulting (AHN) will explore pain management practices for beef and sheep enterprises.

Use of eID in commercial sheep enterprises will be addressed by Sally Martin of Sheep MetriX and a Paraboss update will be provided by consultant, Megan Rogers. Professor Bruce Allworth, Charles Sturt University will cover management and prevention practices for cattle bloat and provide an overview of the bloat alert app which assists in its management.

The event will wrap up at the Cowra Agricultural Research and Advisory Station (CARAS) looking at trials involving dryland legumes, perennial cereals and clover for bees, along with a Smart Shepherd sheep demonstration, for improving ewe mothering.

Then, at CARAS, attendees will be invited to join presenters and producers for networking, canapés and drinks, showcasing red meat and with prizes of premium cut meat packs.

Pre-registration is essential, visit or phone Pinion Advisory on 1300 746 466. Tickets are $25 for MLA members and $50 for Non-members (GST inc).

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