Robert Caird

Robert Caird

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Beef production systems, economic analysis of beef business performance and cattle nutrition.

Location Mareeba
Region Far North and North West Queensland
t. 07 4048 4880
m. 0459 894 143
e. robert.caird@daf.qld.gov.au

I was raised on a mixed livestock and cropping property near Warwick before undertaking undergraduate study at the University of Queensland. Upon graduating from UQ, I worked in water resource engineering and was involved in several interesting projects including flood mitigation strategies for Emerald post the 2010/2011 flood event. After four years, I realised I wanted to expand my formal training in business and finance and pursue a career more closely aligned with my agricultural background. In 2015/2016, I completed postgraduate studies in a Finance Masters program in Amsterdam.

Since July 2016, I have been working with beef producers in a Far North Queensland agribusiness consultancy. In this role, I have been involved in several DAF FutureBeef projects including the Next Generation Mentoring Program, Beef$ense and the Drought Resilience Project. Through these projects, I have developed an awareness of the key production, profitability and sustainability drivers of the north Queensland beef industry.

I am looking forward to learning and furthering my skills and understanding of the beef industry with the DAF team in Mareeba.