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FutureBeef continues to raise the steaks

FutureBeef continues to raise the steaks

The $3.66 million FutureBeef program has been renewed for four years, ensuring the northern Australian beef industry continues to get the support it needs to deliver high-quality, sustainably produced products to consumers around the world.

The program is a partnership between the Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian governments, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Government through the MLA Donor Company.

Backed by world-leading research and development, FutureBeef is a one-stop shop that provides beef producers with the information they need to improve the resilience, profitability and sustainability of their businesses.

It promotes events and produces webinars, case studies, videos, social media, e-bulletins and web content to assist graziers with:

  • animal production, health and welfare
  • grazing land management
  • business management
  • research and development.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said, FutureBeef is a great example of government and industry working together to provide real benefits to the northern Australian beef industry, which continues to position our beef products favourably with consumers here and overseas.

“Backed by leading research and development, FutureBeef is a valued and trusted source of information for graziers, enabling them to make informed decisions about their businesses.

“The renewal of the FutureBeef program will ensure graziers continue to get the support they need to improve their resilience, profitability and sustainability.”

Northern Territory minister for Agribusiness and Fisheries Paul Kirby said, “The Northern Territory Government understands the importance of collaborating with other jurisdictions to ensure we make the most of one of our country’s most important assets – our northern Australian beef industry.

“We need to ensure the industry and its stakeholders are not only supported, but empowered to contribute strongly to our economy, and the renewal of the FutureBeef program is a great step forward.”

Western Australian minister for Agriculture and Food, Jackie Jarvis said, “The FutureBeef portal has proven to be a valuable tool for Western Australian pastoralists to access relevant, timely and practical information and advice to optimise production and business profitability and sustainability.

“WA’s Northern Beef Development project regularly contributes to the platform, sharing learnings from a range of onground research and development initiatives with the national pastoral network.”

Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong said, “FutureBeef has a track record of success delivering practical outcomes for northern graziers, building on years of research and extension work through northern Australia in everything from reproduction and genetics to land management and sustainability.

“It is another example of a successful partnership between industry and government helping to put practical and science-based information into the hands of producers.”

Western Queensland grazier Sue George said, “As graziers, we’ve got to keep evolving and moving forward to survive. FutureBeef provides the tools and information we need to do this.

“Like many producers, we’re time-poor so it’s great to be able to visit the FutureBeef website 24/7 for advice we can trust. There are plenty of free tools to help us manage our cattle, land and business.

“We’ve also found the FutureBeef webinars great. They’ve helped us adopt new practices to adapt to changing environmental and market conditions.”

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