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NABRC | North Australia Beef Research Council


Nominations open for 2023 North Australia Beef Research Medals

The achievements of leading figures who have demonstrated excellence in research, development, extension or industry leadership for the benefit of the north Australia’s beef industry are set to be recognised through the North Australia Beef Research Council’s ‘NABRC Medals’.

Awarded every three years in conjunction with the Northern Beef Research Update Conference (NBRUC), the medal presentation will be a highlight of this year’s event to be held in August in Darwin.

The awards recognise individuals whose commitment to the north Australian beef industry is acknowledged by their peers and industry, and who have demonstrated success in advancing the industry through production, research, adoption or extension.

2023 will herald the addition of a new Lifetime Achievement Award to the Medals program, celebrating an individual who has contributed to the north Australian beef industry in a variety of ways throughout their life, demonstrating leadership, encouraging innovation and growing the industry.

NABRC Chair Dr John Taylor said the Medals provided a valuable way for the industry to recognise and thank those who work tirelessly for the north Australian beef industry.

“Those lucky enough to be nominated for the producer, researcher or extension awards are only the tip of the people advancing our industry – our industry is blessed with a range of qualified, experienced and passionate people from all facets of the supply chain, who make a difference to the productivity, profitability and long-term sustainability of the north Australian beef industry on a daily basis,” Dr Taylor said.

“However, the nomination process and the presentations of the NABRC Medals provides an opportunity to recognise those who have gone over and above in their dedication and pursuit of excellence for the industry.”

Dr Taylor notes the inclusion of the Lifetime Achievement Award provided well-deserved acknowledgement of those who have been pivotal in facilitating innovation and advancing the north Australian beef industry over the course of their lives.

“There are so many beef industry stalwarts who have dedicated their lives to activities across the northern beef supply chain that deserve recognition and the introduction of this Medal will instigate our ‘Roll of Honour’ of recipients whose contribution will be recognised into perpetuity.”

Medal nominees will be noted and Medal recipients announced at NBRUC’s Conference Dinner at the Mindil Beach Casino, Darwin on Wednesday 23 August.

Nominees can self-nominate or be nominated by their peers. Medal recipients must be present at the NBRUC Dinner to accept their award.

· Nomination details can be found at or obtained from the NABRC Secretariat at

· For further information on the NABRC Awards 2023, please contact NABRC Secretariat Bron Christensen at or 0488931691.

Final 2023 NABRC Medals Information Pack
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