Helping your farming business to prosper at Meat Profit Day

March 15, 2011

Optimising returns is a priority for every primary producer. This subject will be addressed by three speakers in the Healthy Business module of the upcoming Meat Profit Day, hosted by Double B Beef and the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to be held in Bingara on March 24.

The first speaker, Bill Hoffman, Consultant and former NSW co-ordinator for MLA’s More Beef from Pastures program, will be talking about increasing profits per hectare in the context of knowing your cost of production. Often overlooked in the day to day bustle of making a living, this calculation is a critical element of the decision making process to improve a farming business.

Michael Crowley, Manager of Meat Standards Australia (MSA) and Edwina Lord, Trade Development Officer, MSA will be talking about the impact of MSA on producers’ profits. With significant premiums to be gained from red meat that meets grading specifications, producers will have the opportunity to hear all there is to know about the subject.

The final speaker of the Healthy Business module is David Johnson, who administers the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit at the University of New England. Dr Johnson has undertaken extensive studies into many areas of genetics.

A major focus of his work has been in the development of genetic evaluation procedures for several new traits. These have included important developments in the female fertility trait, days to calving, mature cow weight and more recently, abattoir carcase traits including the genetic parameters for meat quality.

There will be three modules which will address the theme of the day, Healthy People, Healthy Soils, Healthy Business. Each module will run for an hour and a half before and after lunch, so that attendees have the opportunity to attend all three. There will also be a number of trade displays to visit during the breaks throughout the day.

The Meat Profit Day will commence at 8.30am with Chairman of the MLA, Don Heatley being the first speaker. He will be talking about the outlook for Australian red meat before Ross Keane takes the stage to tell attendees about the emerging markets for Australian red meat.

Follow the link for further details of the event including the registration form.

Bingara Meat Profit Day 2011.  (pdf file size: 258KB).