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Raising the ‘steaks’ – science and the beef cattle supplementation industry

Thursday 28 May 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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Date: Thursday 28 May 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
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WEBINAR: Raising the ‘steaks’ – science and the beef cattle supplementation industry

Thursday 28 May 2020 – 12:00 pm


Join the discussion on “Raising the ‘steaks’ – science and the beef cattle supplementation industry” with Matt Callaghan (Ridley AgriProducts) and Rob Lawrence (Integrated Animal Production), hosted by Luis Prada e Silva (UQ/QAAFI) – president of the Australian Association of Animal Sciences Qld & NT Branch.


Matt Callaghan

Technical Manager

Ridley AgriProducts

• Over 20 years’ experience working in applied animal nutrition, specializing in supplementation strategies for the northern Australian beef industry.

• Currently employed as the technical manager for Ridley AgriProducts and is an adjunct senior fellow within the School of Agriculture and Food Science at the University of Queensland.

• Time split between commercial work for graziers and in supplement manufacturing processes, as well as research collaboration with stakeholders in the northern Australian beef industry

• Recent highlights include invention of a lick block for the Pork CRC which improves welfare outcomes in group housed sows, nutrition consultation for the Indonesian-Australian Commercial Cattle Breeding Program and managing a project investigating manufacturing processes, animal health and productivity responses associated with feeding of a probiotic for livestock.




Robert Lawrence

Consulting Nutritionist

Integrated Animal Production

Rob joined IAP Pty Ltd as a Consulting Nutritionist and Associate in February 2001. Rob has developed an extensive client base within Queensland, Northern New South Wales and Western Australia.

Prior to joining IAP, Rob has been employed as a nutritionist with Ridley Agriproducts, a feed manager with Whyalla Feedlot and also spent two years working in the Riverina on a sheep station.

Rob completed both a Bachelor and Masters in Rural Science, as well as a Certificate in Meat Science at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW. Rob also completed a PhD with the University of Queensland in 2007.

Rob is married and lives in Tamworth. Outside work and domestic bliss, Rob’s greatest passion is attempting to master the bag pipes.



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