Wrap up: Young Beef Producers Forum 2022

300 up-and-coming producers gathered for the Young Beef Producers Forum, here’s a wrap up of the event.

By Sheeda Cheng, Head of Marketing 

We recently had the pleasure of visiting Roma, a rural town in the Maranoa region in Queensland, Australia for the annual Young Beef Producers Forum. Held over two days, it included a program and fellow exhibitors who inspired the next generation of Aussie farmers. Here are our observations from the event: 

Climate change is our next biggest challenge 

Climate change was a major reference in key conversations, with the focus being on its impact on beef producers and supply chain. Similarly, attendees had the opportunity to observe how sustainable practices can be introduced on-farm through case studies. Hence, attendees were treated to a case study featuring Lachlan Hughes Foundation scholars, Emma and Joel Muirhead. In it, the Muirheads presented an insightful tour into the running of their two properties: Twin Hills and Telemark near Mundubbera, based on regenerative agriculture. 

Build resilience when times are good 

Furthermore, Luke Bowen, Deputy Chief Executive at the Department of Industry Tourism and Trade, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biosecurity, urged the young farmers to focus on “humility and innovation, versus hubris”. Consequently, he reminded them of the ramifications of the live export ban and how it unfolded. Equally important, he believed that continuous improvement is the key, “If it’s not right, you have to fix it.” 

The future is bright 

The young farmers were curious about MaiaGrazing. Therefore, we shared its benefits and its role in supporting producers make strategic decisions. Some of them were already running their own cattle companies while others are next in line to manage their family business. Nonetheless, they mostly agreed that there are challenges in running a farm “the old way”. As a result, they were open to innovations such as our planned grazing solution. 

You can lead your family business with confidence. Ask for a MaiaGrazing product demonstration:

Here are some pictures we took at the event:

Our event coordinator, Mariana, engaged with numerous young producers at our booth – including some of our more youthful customers.

The YBPF Cocktail Dinner & Auction, courtesy of Colliers, was a great experience. It was held at the Roma Salesyard which provided an apt backdrop to the theme of the event.

Our team was busy throughout the event speaking with young producers to showcase the value of our planned grazing solution.

Emily from ‘Glenrock’ who started using MaiaGrazing as part of the Project Pioneer program visited us.

Congratulation to Katie for winning a nifty Nespresso set as part of MaiaGrazing’s live lucky draw!

Recent Articles

How I got started in planned grazing with Debbie Hatte

03rd February 2023

We're launching a new educational online series, called MaiaGrazing LIVE to help our community of graziers learn more about... Read More

Wrap Up: A Grazier’s Perspective of 2022

22nd December 2022

For our final blog post for 2022 we invited a very special grazier, Amanda Young, to share her thoughts... Read More

Wilmot Field Day 2023

16th December 2022

We gathered once again at Wilmot Cattle Company for our annual Field Day on Feb 15-16. This year, we... Read More

Billabulla: Managing for Resilience Through Big Floods

15th November 2022

Watch grazier, Rod Mildner of Billabulla, a 4,400 hectares property on the Macquarie River floodplain in New South Wales,... Read More

MaiaGrazing proves to be vital farm management software for one young Central Queensland farmer who needed to upskill fast.

17th October 2022

When Alana Carter became manager of the family’s cattle farm after her father fell ill, she quickly learned the... Read More

Bibbaringa: Data Insights for Graziers to Drive Better Decisions

08th September 2022

Please provide details below to get instant access hbspt.forms.create({ region: "na1", portalId: "8302362", formId: "7beaacea-5c1c-4c48-acb4-e82b86d2b3a3" }); The power of great... Read More

Destocking Decisions in Drought by Dallas Mount

04th August 2022

With the drought in Texas reaching a 10-year peak, many are understandably concerned with its immediate and long-term impact.... Read More

Wrap up: RCS Conference 2022

22nd July 2022

Last week, we had the pleasure of supporting a once-in-a-decade event, the RCS Conference 2022. This year’s theme was... Read More

Dick Richardson Webinar - High Rainfall in Non-Growing Season

11th July 2022

This year in parts of Australia, we are seeing higher than usual rainfall, and in some areas it resulted... Read More

A new initiative towards carbon-positive livestock management

20th May 2022

BY PETER RICHARDSON, CEO @ MaiaGrazing In a world where the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, I... Read More