Graze with us at Beef 2024

Preparations for Beef Australia 2024 are in full swing and we’re in the thick of the action. We’re preparing a ‘grazing board’ of pasture experiences, including a seminar, 6 property tours and 5 days of activities at the Queensland Government precinct.

DAF principal scientist Kendrick Cox presenting a seminar at Beef Australia 2021.


We’ll be sharing the latest pasture research and industry activities in a 90-minute seminar on Friday 10 May. The seminar will outline how the Queensland Pasture Resilience Program will help graziers manage land condition decline, pasture dieback and pasture rundown with new legume varieties and pasture improvement strategies. Arcadia Valley grazier Owen Price will share his family’s experiences with pasture monitoring, legume development, pasture dieback and the resulting cattle production.

Kendrick Cox
Principal scientist, DAF Mareeba
Legumes in the wet tropics – how to establish production paddocks and manage grazing for increased weight gains
Gavin Peck
Principal pasture agronomist, DAF Toowoomba
Legumes in the tropics and sub tropics – new stylo lines with higher productivity and wider range of suitability
Stuart Buck
Principal pasture agronomist, DAF Rockhampton
Pasture dieback – long-term management options to restore pasture productivity
Peter O'Reagain
Principal scientist, DAF Charters Towers
Grazing management principles learnt from the Wambiana Grazing Trial and demonstrated across Queensland
Owen Price
Price Cattle Company, Arcadia Valley
Pasture monitoring, management and development on a family-run cattle enterprise

Tickets cost $55 plus a small online booking fee. Here’s a link to more information, including full speaker profiles.

Buy seminar tickets here


Two men and one woman standing in a paddock of green rhodes grass.
‘Greenlake’ at Rossmoya will feature in the Beef Australia 2024 property tour program.


Property tours

The property tour program provides a great opportunity to see how cattle businesses within a few hours drive of Rockhampton operate across a range of land types and management styles. As well as showcasing these beautiful properties and the families that run them, the half and full-day tours will share insights from experts including DAF’s pasture team.

PropertyLengthLocationDayDAF speakerTopic
Henderson Park
Hosted by
Ryan and Nikki Anderson
Half dayBarmoyaSunday 5 MayStuart BuckLeucaena, pasture management
Lake Learmonth
Hosted by
Neil and Clare Farmer
Full dayCanoonaMonday 6 MayJosh PeartCarbon in beef production
Hosted by
Owen and Brigid Price
Full dayRossmoyaTuesday 7 MayKylie Hopkins and Katie SchultzFertiliser trial, Phosphorus nutrition
Hosted by
Les and Anne Marshall
Full dayGoovigenTuesday 7 MayStuart BuckLeucaena, pasture management and multi-pasture species
Lake Pleasant
Hosted by
Matt and Justine McLeod
Full dayGoovigenWednesday 8 MayStuart BuckLegumes, pasture management
Moonkan Park
Hosted by
Matt and Kristie Lisle
Half dayBushleyThursday 9 MayKylie HopkinsGrazing management

For more information, please visit the Beef Australia property tour program web page.

Buy property tour tickets here.

DAF’s pasture team is working with Fitzroy Basin Association to help deliver the above property tours. We are grateful for their continued collaboration and commitment to showcasing these central Queensland properties.



Two DAF staff members standing at the Queensland Government Precinct at Beef Australia 2021. They are standing beside a TV with a presentation about leucaena on it.
DAF’s Stuart Buck and Kylie Hopkins at the Beef Australia 2021 Queensland Government Precinct.


Queensland Government Precinct

If you’re unable to take part in our pasture seminar or property tours, you can come and chat to us or book a one-on-one pasture session at the Queensland Government Precinct in the Sidney Kidman Pavilion. DAF staff will be in the precinct all week to answer questions, help you access handy tools or resources, or book a meeting with a pasture expert. If you’d rather leave the week of Beef for pleasure, not business, meetings will be available in the following weeks.

The precinct will have friendly faces, activities for the kids and some interesting displays to touch and feel. The Sidney Kidman pavilion is open until 5.30pm every day and can be accessed with a regular gate pass to Beef Australia.

Visit the Beef Australia ticket sale page to purchase tickets and to see what a weekly, day or twilight pass gives you access to.

The DAF pasture team are currently delivering the Queensland Pasture Resilience Program, a partnership between DAF and Meat & Livestock Australia through the MLA Donor Company.