Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Argentinian beef producers visit Graham Centre

Argentinian beef producers have heard about research into biosecurity, cattle nutrition and pastures during a visit to the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation.

CSU Emeritus Professor Ted Wolfe (centre) and beef producers Marian Hafford and Alejandro Perez The 37  producers and representatives of institutions working with the cattle industry visited Wagga Wagga on Monday 27 March as part of a two-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.

To make the South American visitors feel at home, Graham Centre researchers Dr Marta Hernandez-Jover and Dr Angel Abuelo Sebio delivered their presentations in Spanish.

Tour guide, Charles Sturt University Emeritus Professor Ted Wolfe said, "The producers have been very interested in the different types of Australian cattle production systems and how improved pastures species are being used.

"They've also had the opportunity to hear from leading researchers like those at the Graham Centre and the value of this kind of information sharing between farmers and researchers across different countries, production systems and cultures can't be underestimated ."

Graham Centre Director Professor Michael Friend, and Dr Jeff McCormick also gave the producers insight into the research carried out through the Centre to increase the productivity of livestock operations.