Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

2017 Graham Centre Beef Forum

Friday 4th August, 2017

More than 100 people attended the Graham Centre beef forum in 2017 to hear about market developments, new technology and research.

Charles Sturt University Convention Centre, Wagga Wagga

The Graham Centre Beef Forum has become a key event in the diary of beef producers across the Riverina and surrounding regions. The forum showcases the latest research from the Graham Centre and industry.

Enquiries

Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre

T: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E: bfd@csu.edu.au

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2017 Graham Centre Beef Forum

The Graham Centre Beef Forum was held on Friday 4 August 2017, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

Program

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel. 

Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below).

Title of presentation Presenter/s

Australia's beef industry looking forward  [798 KB]

 

Angus Gidley-Baird RaboResearch Food & Agribussiness

Advancements in MSA for your business [3, 278 KB]

 

Sarah Strachan Meat and Livestock Australia

Improving communication and building knowledge across the beef supply chain [1,793 KB]

 

Jasmine Nixon Teys Australia

Producer case study: Wingelo Pastoral Company  [1,979 KB]

 

Geoff Roberts, Wingelo Mangoplah

Weaning your calves: methods for greater gain [1,829 KB]

 

Molly Vardanega CSU Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours)

 

The potential of canola meal as a supplement for grass-fed beef [1,020 KB]

 

Emma Lynch CSU Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours)

 

An investigation into the eating quality and performance of Holstein beef [875 KB]

 

Veronika Vicic CSU Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours)

 

Supported by:

Local Land Services Riverina. Logo - Rabobank Meat & Livestock Australia.
Teys Australia.

Enquiries

Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre

T: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E:bfd@csu.edu.au

2016 Graham Centre Beef Forum

The Graham Centre Beef Forum was held on Friday 5th August 2016, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

ProgramBeef Forum Proceedings

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel. View Program

Proceedings

To view the Event Proceedings, please click on the following link:

2016 Graham Centre Beef Forum Proceedings [4.874 KB]

Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below) or you can watch them on the Graham Centre YouTube Account.

Title of presentation Presenter/s
On-farm research, development and adoption at MLA to 2020 [2,552 KB] Nick Sangster (Meat and Livestock Australia)
Effect of exposure to BVDV on antibody response and growth rate of vaccinated and unvaccinated weaner angus cattle in southern NSW [518 KB] Alistair Smith (CSU)
Producer case study: Beef evolution at 'Merryvale' [1,631 KB] Andrew Nixon (Crookwell)
Trading cattle – too costly to get in or to costly not to? [940KB] John Francis (Holmes Sackett)
Producer case study: Balancing breeding and trading [1,205 KB] James Morse (Molong)
Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System: The importance of integrity [1,270 KB] Jed Matz (Cattle Council of Australia)
Emerging technologies for the beef industry – update on current research through NSW DPI and CSU:
Proposals to develop/validate remote monitoring technology in extensive grazing industries [815 KB]Shawn McGrath (Fred Morley Centre, CSU)
Measuring puberty in heifers with ultrasound imaging – a tool to improve herd fertility [1,651 KB] John Wilkins (NSW DPI)
Telemetric monitoring and detection in cattle for extensive production Scott Norman (CSU)

Supported by:

Local Land Services Riverina.NAB Agribusiness.Meat & Livestock Australia.
Teys Australia.

Enquiries

Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre

T: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E:bfd@csu.edu.au

2015 Graham Centre Beef Forum

Logo - Local Land Services Riverina

The Graham Centre Beef Forum was held on Friday 14th August 2015, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel.

Proceedings

To view the Event Proceedings, please click on the following link :2015 Forum Proceedings

2015 Graham Centre Beef Forum Proceedings [4,699 KB]

Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below).

Topic Presenter
Are increasing cattle prices the signs of good things to come for the beef industry? [994 KB]Angus Gidley-Baird (Rabobank)
BREEDPLAN – 30 years of taking the guesswork out of cattle breeeding [2,421 KB]Brian Cumming (Brian Cumming Agriculture)
Planning a profitable beef enterprise [692 KB]Sandy McEachern (Holmes Sackett)
Producer case study: Show me the money [596 KB]Charlie Cay (Growth Farms Australia)
Biosecurity – your herd and your country [825 KB]Bruce Allworth (Charles Sturt University)
Producer case study: Lessons learnt [1,403 KB]Matt Pearce (Adelong)
JBS Farm Assured: Giving customers guaranteesMark Inglis (JBS Australia)

Sponsors

NABRiverina Co-OpJBS
MerialRabobank Logo

Enquiries

Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre
T: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E: tnugent@csu.edu.au

2014 Graham Centre Beef Forum

Local Land Services RiverinaThe Graham Centre Beef Forum was held on Friday 15 August 2014, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel.

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact:

Ms Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre
T: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E: mailto:tnugent@csu.edu.au

Proceedings

To view the Event Proceedings, please click on the following link :2014 Graham Centre Beef Forum Proceedings

2014 Graham Centre Beef Forum Proceedings

Program and Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below).

The presentations are available to watch on the Graham Centre on YouTube.

Title of presentation Speaker
Welcome and outline of the day Associate Professor Gavin Ramsay (School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences & Graham Centre)
Managing the challenges of volatile seasons and markets in beef production [961 KB] Professor Bill Malcolm
(The University of Melbourne)
Online processing technologies predicting carcass and meat quality traits – what this means for producers [498 KB] Ms Edwina Toohey
(NSW DPI)
Opportunity and drought feedlots – practical experience and examples of making it work [1.66MB] Mr Brett Littler
(Local Land Service)
Don't fence me in – animal welfare issues in cattle feedlots [576 KB] Dr Rebecca Doyle
(The University of Melbourne)
Working with cattle to build better stockyards [1.99MB] Mr Bill Thomas
(Proway)
Pestivirus in eastern Australia; farmers' understanding of the disease and approach to control [334KB] Dr Alistair Smith
(CSU)
Forum summary and wrap up and evaluation Associate Professor Gavin Ramsay (School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences &
Graham Centre) & Mr John Piltz (NSW DPI)

Sponsors

Silver
Novartis Animal Health
 

Bronze

NAB Agribusiness

Logo - Animal Health Australia

Riverina Co-op

Ancare

Logo - Regional Development Australia Riverina NSWKnights

2013 Graham Centre Beef Forum

Livestock Health and Pest AuthoritiesThe Graham Centre Beef Forum was held on Friday 9 August 2013, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

The theme of the forum was EFFICIENCY OF PRODUCTION, with the program including presentations and Question and Answer Panels in the morning, followed by workshops in the afternoon.

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact:Cattle

Ms Toni Nugent
Public Relations Manager
Graham Centre
T: (02) 6933 4402
M: 0418 974 775
E: tnugent@csu.edu.au

2013 Beef Forum ProceedingsProceedings

To view the Event Proceedings, please click on the following link:

2013 Graham Centre Beef Forum Proceedings [4,386 KB]

Program and Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below) or you can watch them on the Graham Centre YouTube Account.

Title presentationSpeaker
Welcome and outline of the dayMs Toni Nugent, PR Manager, Graham Centre
Ph: 02 6933 4402
Email: tnugent@csu.edu.au
Keynote address:Impact of beef CRC technologies on the efficiency of beef production [1.51MB PDF]Professor Heather Burrow
(CEO, Beef CRC)
Drench resistance (including liverfluke) – current status and increase in anthelmintic resistance in beef herds [190KB PDF]Dr Steve Love
(NSW DPI)
E.Coli shedding in beef cattle [996KB PDF]Dr Jane Heller
(CSU)
HGP use in beef steers [858KB PDF]Ms Emma Whittaker and
Ms Ness Buchholz
(CSU students)
Panel SessionAll session speakers
MORNING TEA
Milking your feedbase for all its worth [813KB PDF]Mr Michael Campbell
(PhD student, CSU)
Reducing methane output in beef cattle
[577KB PDF]
Dr Kath Donoghue
(NSW DPI)
Breeding for Net Feed Efficiency [1.03MB PDF]Mr Jon Wright
(Coota Park Blue-E)
Successful pasture establishment in a cropping rotation [1.11MB PDF]Mr Geoff Casburn
and Mr Richard Hayes
(NSW DPI)
Panel SessionAll session speakers
Wrap up of morning session and explanation of afternoon workshopsMs Toni Nugent, PR Manager,
Graham Centre
Ph: 02 6933 4402
Email: tnugent@csu.edu.au
LUNCH (sponsored by Teys Australia)
Workshops:
Looking at the profitability of increasing efficiency in the herd [1.04MB PDF]
(CSU Convention Centre)
Mr Brian Cumming
(BC Agriculture)
To undersow or not?
(CSU Convention Centre)
Mr Geoff Casburn
and Mr Richard Hayes
(NSW DPI)
Gold Sponsors
Logo:-Animal-Health-AustraliaLogo:-Farm-Biosecurity
 Logo:-Novartis-Animal-Health
Bronze Sponsors 
 Logo - NAB Agribusiness Logo - Ancare Logo - Riverina Co-op
Logo:-Coopers Logo - Teys Australia 

2012 Graham Centre Beef Field Day 

Meat Livestock AssociationThe theme of the 2012 Field Day was HEALTH, BREEDING AND GRAZING MANAGEMENT - please click on the links to the appropriate topics below.

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact:
 
Mrs Toni Nugent
Public Relations Manager
Graham Centre Livestock Health and-Pest Authorities

 
Title presentationSpeaker
Introduction of Chairperson and proceedings for the day
Mrs Toni Nugent
(Graham Centre)
Ph: 02 6938 1806
Email: tnugent@csu.edu.au
Dr Jim Virgona
(CSU)
Dr Bruce Allworth
(Fred Morley Unit)
Ph: 0427 369 233
Email: ballworth@csu.edu.au
What we're finding in the abattoirs and the effects on your markets
Dr Robert Barwell
(NSW DPI)
Ph: (02) 6938-1654
Email: robert.barwell@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Morning tea
Dr Graham Bailey
(NSW DPI)
Ph: 02 6391 3455
Email:
graham.bailey@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Dr Stephen Graves
(Division of Microbiology Pathology North-Hunter)
Ph: (02) 4921 4420
Email: stephen.graves@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Cross-breeding: focussing on markets and the supply chain (564KB PDF)
Mr Brian Cumming
(NSW DPI)
Ph: 0411 139 556
Email: brian.cumming@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Lunch
Workshop 1: Cross-breeding for different markets
Mr Steve Exton
Ph: 02 6938 1950
E: steve.exton@dpi.nsw.gov.au
and
Ms Kate Parry
(NSW DPI)
Workshop 2: BeefSpecs calculator Mr Brett Littler
(NSW DPI)
Ph: 02 6378 1700
E: brett.littler@dpi.nsw.gov.au
NB: Participants will be broken into two groups that will rotate between the workshops during the afternoon session.

2011 Annual Graham Centre Beef Field Day

The theme of the 2011 field day was REPRODUCTION - please click on the links to the appropriate topics below.  Meat Livestock Association

 

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact:
 
Mrs Toni Nugent
OlphaPublic Relations Manager
Graham Centre

Subject Title presentationSpeaker
The Live Cattle TradeThe live cattle trade:
do we export or not, the $1
billion question?
 [3.94MB]
Professor Peter Wynn (CSU)
Disease Management Anthelmintic resistance in beef cattle (results of a field trial) [648 KB]Yvette Brockwell (CSU)
NutritionGrazing management and profitability [35.26 MB]Brian Cumming (I&I)
 Coffee & Tea break  
EconomicsWhole herd management to increase profits [1.64 MB]Colin Scrivener (Fred Morley Unit)
GeneticsBreeding evaluation and soundness of bulls [5.79 MB]Scott Norman (CSU)
 Lunch break  
Workshop 1
Reproduction
Breeding evaluation of bulls (hands on session with bulls and abattoir materials)Scott Norman (CSU)
Workshop 2
Management
Setting up a reproductively efficient cow herd - herd management and geneticsIan Locke (Wirruna Poll Hereford, Holbrook)

2010 Annual Graham Centre Beef Field Day

Livestock Health and Pest-AuthoritiesThe theme of the 2010 field day was NUTRITION. The program included several short presentations in the morning about topics you regularly deal with, leading to three different workshops of one hour each in the afternoon.

For more information on the presentations please click on the appropriate topic.

2010 Annual Graham Centre Beef Field Day Program

 TopicPresenter
Speaker 1Minerals and Trace Elements [666 KB]Professor Ivan Caple (Melbourne Uni)
Speaker 2Forage Crops for Hay and Silage [65 KB]John Piltz (I&I)
Speaker 3Poisonous Plants [376 KB]Tony Morton (LHPA)
Speaker 4Supplementary Feeding [87 KB]Kate Parry(I&I)
Speaker 5Nutrition and Dystocia in Heifers [496 KB]Paul Cusack