Who’s who of livestock gathers in Perth for MLA’s MeatUp Forum

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Sarah Blumer - Research Officer | Murdoch University & Catie Gressier - Research Fellow | UWA
Camera IconSarah Blumer - Research Officer | Murdoch University & Catie Gressier - Research Fellow | UWA Credit: The West Australian, by John Koh.

The who’s who of WA’s livestock industry gathered in Perth last month for Meat and Livestock Australia’s only WA-based MeatUp Forum this year.

The one-day forum on August 5 provided an opportunity for beef, sheep and goat producers to learn something new and stay up-to-date with the latest on-farm information.

Perth’s MeatUp forum was the sixth held in Australia this year, with forums held in South Australia, Queensland and NSW between May and July.

The inaugural tour now heads back to NSW for the final MeatUp Forum in Dubbo on September 9.

The forums, free for red meat levy payers, tackled a range of issues, with a focus on research and development, on-farm productivity, and new tools and insights.

Each was delivered by Pinion Advisory with funding from Meat and Livestock Australia.

MLA research, development and adoption general manager Michael Crowley said the WA working group had worked hard to ensure there was something for all producers.

Event highlights included a virtual farm tour of the Fowler family farm Chilwell at Esperance.

A range of producers and consultants also presented on the autumn/summer feed gap, with novel approaches to addressing it and the economics behind different methods.

Renee Sieber - Network Coordinator | The Sheep’s Back & Deb Patmore - Sales & Marketing Manager | Patmore Feeds
Camera IconRenee Sieber - Network Coordinator | The Sheep’s Back & Deb Patmore - Sales & Marketing Manager | Patmore Feeds Credit: by John Koh.
John Paul Collins - Research Scientists | DPIRD, Sydney Arber - Northern Zone Sales Coordinator | Milne Feeds & Jessica Andony - Ruminant Sales Manager | Milne Feeds
Camera IconJohn Paul Collins - Research Scientists | DPIRD, Sydney Arber - Northern Zone Sales Coordinator | Milne Feeds & Jessica Andony - Ruminant Sales Manager | Milne Feeds Credit: by John Koh.
Bree Beattie - Project Manager | DPIRD, Claire Payne - Research Scientist | DPIRD & Victoria Lawrance - Sales Consultant | MaiaGrazing
Camera IconBree Beattie - Project Manager | DPIRD, Claire Payne - Research Scientist | DPIRD & Victoria Lawrance - Sales Consultant | MaiaGrazing Credit: The West Australian, by John Koh.
Tim Jonhston - Consultant | BJW AgricBusiness & Brett Blanchett - BDM | Milne Feeds
Camera IconTim Jonhston - Consultant | BJW AgricBusiness & Brett Blanchett - BDM | Milne Feeds Credit: The West Australian, by John Koh.
Tyson Fry - Consultant | Planfarm, Bronson Gledhill - Consultant | Planfarm, Carter Johnson - Consultant | Planfarm & Sang Ravindran - Consultant | Planfarm
Camera IconTyson Fry - Consultant | Planfarm, Bronson Gledhill - Consultant | Planfarm, Carter Johnson - Consultant | Planfarm & Sang Ravindran - Consultant | Planfarm Credit: The West Australian, by John Koh.
Michylla Seal - Veterinarian | Genstock & Katherine Davies - Development Officer | DPIRD
Camera IconMichylla Seal - Veterinarian | Genstock & Katherine Davies - Development Officer | DPIRD Credit: The West Australian, by John Koh.
Ellie Bigwood - Industry Relations Officer | Australian Wool Innovations, Phil Barrett-Lennard - Consultant | AgVivo & David Beatty - Group Manager | MLA
Camera IconEllie Bigwood - Industry Relations Officer | Australian Wool Innovations, Phil Barrett-Lennard - Consultant | AgVivo & David Beatty - Group Manager | MLA Credit: The West Australian, by John Koh.
Brianna Hindle - Project Officer | AgPro Management & Niki Curtis - CEO - Grower Group Alliance
Camera IconBrianna Hindle - Project Officer | AgPro Management & Niki Curtis - CEO - Grower Group Alliance Credit: The West Australian, by John Koh.
Georgia Reid-Smith - Consultant | AgPro Management & Caris Jones - Director | Orion Ag Consulting
Camera IconGeorgia Reid-Smith - Consultant | AgPro Management & Caris Jones - Director | Orion Ag Consulting Credit: by John Koh.
Kelly Gorter - Livestock Project Officer | Stirlings To Coast Farmers & Carolyn Reid - President | Women In Farming
Camera IconKelly Gorter - Livestock Project Officer | Stirlings To Coast Farmers & Carolyn Reid - President | Women In Farming Credit: The West Australian, by John Koh.

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