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

Northern Beef Research Update Conference: A triennial event providing an opportunity for research and extension staff across various agencies, as well as leading producers, to come together to discuss the latest beef research and new technologies driving the industry’s advancement.

NABRC Medal Awards: Rewarding excellence in RD&E in the northern beef industry.

NABRC Medals

In 2006 the NABRC Medals were launched. The Medals recognise people who have achieved excellence in the fields of Production, Research and Development and Communication/Extension in the beef industry in north Australia, and acknowledge the role of NABRC and its Regional Committees. The Young Achiever medal recognises the important contribution of our young industry people.

2019 Medals

The sixth round of NABRC Medals is now open and nominations are invited for people in the four categories – Producer, Research/Scientist, Communicator/Extension, and Young Achiever (under 35 years of age in the fields of R&D or Extension).

NB:  There is no requirement to be associated NABRC or a Regional Beef Research Committee.

Medal nominees that were not successful in previous medals rounds are eligible to be re-nominated.

Nominations must address the selection criteria and be submitted on the official nomination form by 1 July 2019. To receive an information kit (includes selection criteria and nomination form) contact Janine King email or phone 0419 735 542 or 

2016 NABRC Medals

The winners of the 2016 NABRC Medals were announced at a presentation dinner held at the Northern Beef Research Update Conference on Tuesday 16 August 2016 in Rockhampton. Producer: Keith Holzwart, Avago Station, Daly Waters Researcher/Scientist: Dr Brian Burns Young...

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2013 NABRC Medals

The winners of the 2013 NABRC Medals were announced at a presentation dinner held at the Northern Beef Research Update Conference on Tuesday 13 August 2013 in Cairns. Producer:  Paul Smith (NT) Researcher/Scientist:  Dr Stu McLennan Communicator/Extension:  John...

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Northern Beef Research Update Conference (NBRUC)

The conference, held every three years, fosters joint industry ownership of the direction for future research, development and extension in the northern beef industry, encouraging dialogue between and within the various stakeholder groups.

It is an opportunity for beef industry researchers, extension officers and producers to get the latest technical information from some of Australia’s best researchers on both recently completed and ongoing research projects in the area of genetics and genomics, reproduction and breeder management, sustainable grazing, animal welfare and ruminant nutrition. As well as the technical presentations, the conference program includes field trips to inspect research activities in the area and social activities.