ALL week throughout BEEF 2021, ticket holders can get a front row seat to see exactly where their meat comes from and how it’s produced through a series of property tours across the Rockhampton region.

Thirteen producers will be welcoming guests onto their properties. Transport, morning tea and lunch will be provided, and at each property guests will enjoy presentations and forums with top industry professionals.

Beef Australia selected properties that would provide “something for everyone” and highlight producer operations across a range of land types and management styles, showcasing innovation and best practice within the beef industry.

Guest will experience some of Northern Australia’s premier properties and see first hand why the Rockhampton region is acknowledged as the Beef Capital of Australia.

Away from the cattle farms, there will also be a series of tours showcasing the colour, culture and history of the Rockhampton region, from a cruise along the Fitzroy River, to a walk through the stunning Capricorn Caves network.

Below are the properties hosting tours. Tickets range from $125 – $195 and can be purchase through the official Beef Australia BEEF 2021 website.

Sam Becker with sister Alexandra of Jarrah Cattle Company at “Glenarchy” near Banana

Among the host cattle farmers will be Sam and Sarah Becker from the Banana property “Glenarchy”, home of Jarrah Cattle Company’s vertical integrated beef cattle operation.

Jarrah Cattle Company is a family owned and operated breeding business that aims to provide the most relevant, efficient and market orientated genetics to the Australia beef industry.

Coming from a family full of accountants, Sam Becker said he was looking forward to showing guests the data-based strategies used in their commercial breeding, backgrounding and bull breeding operation.

“One of the things we wanted to discuss is how to make the most out of your land, when land prices and cattle prices are so high,” Sam said.

“We’re really looking forward to showing our stud breeders and giving an insight into the depth of business analysis that goes into the operation. We really do try and collect a lot of data to take the operation forward.”

In an exciting coup for Jarrah, guest speaker on the day will be Herefords Australia CEO Lisa Sharp (pictured), appointed to the position following five years she spent as marketing and insights officer for Meat and Livestock Australia.

Other property tours will include the Woorabinda Pastoral Company, welcoming guests to ‘Foleyvale’ at Duaringa for a full day tour that showcases the indigenous organisation’s grazing and farming enterprises.

Renowned cattleman Alf Collins and family will host visitors at ‘Belah Valley’ at Marlborough and give insight into the CBV Brahman operation, including genomics selection, cost effective production and soil health and wealth.

Arrow Farmquip is hosting half day tour of the Arrow demonstration yards located at Nerimbera, just outside Rockhampton, showcasing the facility, including a fully operational set of stockyards with the latest low-stress stock handling products.

For the full list and details and Beef Australia property and Rockhampton region tours visit the official Beef Australia BEEF 2021 website.

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