Important:  2022 Northern Beef Research Update Conference postponed due to CV019 uncertainties.  Previous delegates will be notified when a new date is set.

North Australia Beef Research Council

Driving innovation for a prosperous northern beef industry

The North Australia Beef Research Council, or NABRC, provides leadership and advice to organisations who either invest in, or undertake beef cattle research, development and extension (RD&E) in Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia.

NABRC is an independent organisation made up of producer representatives, research organisations and education providers.

NABRC does not fund RD&E, nor employ any RD&E personnel. Rather, its role is to influence the RD&E agenda. NABRC helps ensure that innovation and learning in the northern beef industry addresses industry’s priority issues.

New NABRC Chair

NABRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr John Taylor as its new Chair.   John’s extensive resume spans close to 50 years in the industry, graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Applied Science in 1972, then undertaking a PhD at the University of New England, and working in rangelands research roles for the CSIRO, rising to the rank of Chief, CSIRO Tropical Crops and Pastures. From 2001 to 2012 he was the Director of Rangelands Australia and since then has been working part-time as a non-executive director for a range of not-for profit organisations supporting the beef industry in northern Australia and overseas.

Click here for the Media Release

Click here for John’s contact details.


NABRC is a truly participative group aiming to ensure innovation and learning in the northern beef industry is relevant to the end users.

Regional Committees

NABRC is underpinned by eleven regional committees chaired by producers who represent their regions at NABRC meetings.

Activities & Events

NABRC participates in a range of industry events and activities as well as hosting two key industry events.

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about NABRC, please contact the Secretariat or Chair.

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