Social program guarantees to excite at BeefEx

22 August 2018


The grain fed beef industry’s premier event, BeefEx, is all about celebrating the feedlot industry and setting its members up for success. An important part of this is the three-day social program offering delegates the opportunity to network and enjoy catching up with friends, new and old. The BeefEx 2018 social program guarantees to be a series of events not to be missed!

ALFA President, Tess Herbert, stated that, “At ALFA we value people, and the positive outcomes that arise when we have the chance to swap ideas, information and insights. With BeefEx, we always seek to deliver an event that balances a great mix of speakers, ample time to visit exhibitors and the chance to enjoy the social occasions.”

This year, delegates can ease into BeefEx 2018 with a relaxed Craft Beer tasting afternoon, sponsored by Lallemand. This first afternoon will involve enjoying a sample of specialist beers from the Bargara Brewing Company, a family owned and operated regional Queensland business, founded in the little coastal Queensland town of Bargara in 2014.

Delegates will hear from Bargara Brewing Company owner, Jack Milbank, as he shares his journey from being a South African agronomist to establishing a successful microbrewery in Australia and exporting beers all over the world, and his philosophy that craft beer should be created using only the best products, artisanship and respect.Jack will encourage delegates to really savour, explore and experiment with the beers he has created.

Following the Craft Beer tasting afternoon, the Welcome Reception, sponsored by Performance Feeds, will bring delegates together in the evening to officially kick off BeefEx 2018.This will be a great opportunity for people to touch base with their peers in the industry, including service providers, sponsors and other delegates.

On the second night, the jewel of the BeefEx social program, the highly anticipated Coopers Animal Health Gala Dinner is sure to entertain. It is also a great chance for the whole of industry to celebrate the announcement of several industry accolades happening on the night.

Ensuring that the beef is ‘on point’ at every step, the BeefEx Committee have enlisted Meat & Livestock Australia’s celebrity chef Sam Burke to curate and oversee the entire event’s menu. Delegates will be delighted by the beef on show at each function, especially at the farewell event; Meat Street.

The Meat Street Farewell Dinner, sponsored by GrainCorp, is a novel event to showcase beef using a wide range of cuisines, flavours and cooking styles.

In an informal atmosphere, Meat Street is designed to really showcase the brilliance and versatility of beef. Whilst the beef might be the star of the show, delegates will also have the chance to show off their skills on the Meat Street mechanical bucking bull.

The BeefEx social program is designed to create a fun atmosphere in between the serious learnings to be found throughout the BeefEx 2018 Program.

“In lotfeeding we are extremely committed to our businesses and our livestock, which is highly rewarding, however it can, at times, be challenging.BeefEx, and its social program, allows us to step outside our day-to-day operations, stop and take stock of what a vibrant industry we work in and allows us to celebrate it with our peers,” Ms Herbert said.

BeefEx is the grain fed beef industry’s major conference and will be held on 8 – 10 October in Brisbane, Queensland.

To register, or for more information, head to the BeefEx 2018 website.