Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Sheep and beef producers can now tap into new research and panel discussions on key industry issues in recordings of the 2021 Graham Centre Livestock Forum.

Dr Shawn McGrath at a computerThe online Forum, on Friday 30 July, brought together hundreds of producers, advisors, and industry representatives.

Graham Centre livestock systems research pathway leader, Charles Sturt University lecturer Dr Shawn McGrath said if you missed the event now is the perfect time to catch up by watching it on the Graham Centre’s YouTube channel.

“The first keynote session at the Livestock Forum focused on environmental sustainability, profit and the path to carbon neutrality,” Dr McGrath said.

“It features presentations about the research and innovation being undertaken by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Meat & Livestock Australia and the industry, along with the experience of producer Stuart Austin from the Wilmot Cattle Company in trading carbon credits.”

Dr McGrath said Charles Sturt University higher degree by research students also presented their work.

“It was great to hear from the next generation of researchers with the recordings of the sheep and beef concurrent sessions giving a snapshot of Graham Centre projects from paddock to plate,” he said.

“The final session looked at building resilient livestock systems with presentations about biosecurity, pastures and dung beetles.

“There was also a great discussion about managing stock levels with advisor John Francis from Agrista and producer Bobby Miller from the Coolac Cattle Company.”

The Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, has hosted the event for more than a decade.

It was sponsored by Riverina LLS, Meat & Livestock Australia, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Animal Health Australia, ProWay Livestock Equipment, Sheep Connect NSW, and Teys Australia.