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Top rail forum for better grazing businesses – Charters Towers

Tuesday 27 November 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


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Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Venue The World Theatre
86 Mosman St
Charters Towers, Qld 4820 Australia
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Join NQ Dry Tropics and invited guest speakers to discuss real options to create thriving beef businesses in good times and in bad.

Presenters include:

Sam Marwood, Co-founder &  Managing Director, Cultivate Farms: A new pathway for aspiring graziers to own their own farms, investors to create possibilities and property transition options for retiring graziers

Terry Ormond, Strategic Operations Manager, S Kidman & Co: Answering the questions on why the Kidman Group is investing heavily in infrastructure, animal welfare in yards and WHS for staff

Dr Christine Jones, Founder, Amazing Carbon: How improving our soil health and increasing carbon content can help the grazing industry curb the effects of droughts

David McLean, Chairman, Resource Consulting Services: What are the most important financial decision you can make for your business, to survive and thrive from good times to bad

Charlton Honig, Business Development Manager, Agersens: The latest on the commercialisation of virtual fencing products, and planning for Burdekin based trials on commercial properties

Dr Ian Braithwaite, Production veterinarian, Mt Isa: Finding those 1% improvements to your production system to help achieve a better breeding and trading business for your future

Sam Skeat, Senior Project Officer, NQ Dry Tropics: Landscape rehydration and community involvement – how the Burdekin is leading the charge in demonstrating ways to reduce the effects of drought

Alison Larard, Nuffield Scholar, Atherton Tablelands: Planning is the most valuable thing you can do – but prescriptive plans are useless! The how-to’s on building strategic planning capabilities of business


Register for your chance to win one of the two lucky door prizes:

– 2019 Family season pass to the North Queensland Cowboys
– Weekender bag by JF Hides.

To be eligible to win a prize, you must:

  • be graziers (own or manage livestock)
  • must register prior to 5pm, 23 November and be in attendance at the Top Rail Forum to claim the prize

RSVP by 23 November to 07 4799 3500 or linda.anderson@nqdrytropics.com.au

Download a copy of the flyer here: Top rail beef business forum Nov 18 [1.7MB] PDF