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Beefed up Grazing Forum a quiet achiever

From genetics and breeder performance to fire fighting and carbon abatement, this year's Cape York NRM Grazing Forum will be bringing more than 20 experts to the Laura Rodeo grounds for two days of insights and demonstrations to help graziers improve their business’s and their land.

Cape York Natural Resource Management’ acting CEO Bob Frazer said the event was a quiet achiever on the land management calendar becoming one of the organisation’s most popular stakeholder forums since its inception in 2015.

“It’s an opportunity for like-minded people to get together to discuss opportunities and challenges we face on the Cape within the grazing industry,” he said. “I am thrilled that we can continue to provide the space for grazier collaboration and knowledge sharing. 

“And we have a jam-packed program this year with an exceptional lineup of speakers.”

Popular cattleman Luke Quartermaine of Watson River Station, will be master of ceremonies, introducing leading organisations such as AgForce and Gulf Savannah NRM, and experts such as Dr Kieran McKosker from Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation; Dr Tony Parker from Meat and Livestock Australia who is at the forefront of innovative animal nutrition and feed milling;  Jarrad Holmes of PEC Consultants who has over 20 years’ experience working in natural resource management and is at the forefront of the savanna burning carbon industry; Financial Counsellor with the Rural Financial Counselling Service Lynette McGuffie; and Peter Jacklyn, who manages the North Australia and Rangelands Fire Information (NAFI) Service. 

We’ll also get out of the classroom for a Paddock Walk in the afternoon to gain skills in erosion prevention and remediation with legend Bob Shepherd. 

“There is so much more, it is hard to single everyone out, but we have everything covered, including crime, water quality and new and emerging markets.” Mr Frazer said. 

“But there will also be a bit of fun in between. We’ll be throwing on some entertainment with our forum dinner, even some lucky door prizes, so everyone can have a relaxing evening, let their hair down and enjoy a night with great company and music.”

A full list of presenters and the forum agenda can be seen at this link:

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The 2022 Grazing Forum is funded by the Australian Government's Reef Trust, the Australian

Government's National Landcare Program and supported by Meat and Livestock Australia and AgForce.