Research and development projects that focus on the profitability, resilience and sustainability of Northern Australia beef cattle research and management are key drawcards for delegates set to attend the 2023 Northern Beef Research Updates Conference (NBRUC) in Darwin this August.
Critical to the comprehensive three-day program over Tuesday August 22 to Friday August 25 will be Beef Bites, three- or ten-minute presentations given by researchers, extension officers, industry advisers, agribusiness representatives, beef producers and students that fit under the following themes:
· Livestock performance and management
· Feed base including rangelands and pastures
· Technology, data management and use
· Animal welfare and best practice
· Human capacity, social science, extension
Chair of the NBRUC Organising committee and Katherine beef producer, Jay Mohr-Bell, is delighted with submissions to date and expecting many more by the Friday May 26 deadline.
“Territorians have been quick off the mark with getting their one pager papers in - as expected with the conference on their doorstep - but papers are also expected from Western Australian and Queensland presenters given the extensive, productive and diverse beef cattle systems that flourish there,” Mr Mohr-Bell said.
Beef Bites presenters will join recently confirmed keynote speakers – Heather Smythe, The University of Queensland; David Riley, Texas A&M University; Jason Strong, Meat & Livestock Australia; and, Derek Bailey, New Mexico State University – over two days of technical presentations, three evenings of social events and optional half- or full-day field trips, providing innovative learning experiences and fostering networking opportunities.
Mr Mohr-Bell said an outline of program outline is available from the website. The final program should be available by the end of June.
Sponsor interest has been substantial with the Northern Territory Government, CSIRO, CQUniversity Australia, CRC Northern Australia, University of Queensland, DIT AgTech, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, Meat & Livestock Australia, Elders and AACo, all committing to support Recipe for Success: NBRUC 2023’s Menu for Northern Beef Research.
· Prospective sponsors, presenters and delegates are encouraged to visit www.nabrc.com.au/nbruc-2023.
· One-page Beef Bites research papers must be submitted by Friday, 26 May 2023.
· Early Bird registrations close Monday, 10 July 2023.
For further information please contact conference organiser Jackie Kyte on 0409 564 729.