For the first time, the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association will be hosting a booth at Beef Australia 2021.
Come see us at Booth WP85 in the Walter Pearce Pavilion, and take the opportunity to meet some of your industry leaders.
In what is set to be an exciting week, ALFA is proud to bring together some of Australia's lotfeeding leaders to discuss your questions and chat further about your industry, your business, and your association.
DATES & TIMES
The ALFA booth will be open 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday 3 May to Friday 7 May 2021 during the Beef Australia trade show.
The ALFA booth will be in the Walter Pearce Pavilion at the Rockhampton Showgrounds. Find us near the AgForce Queensland stand at booth WP85.
Please refer to the Beef Australia 2021 website for more details - click here.
Wondering who your ALFA Councillors are? Wanting to find out more about industry awards and recognition? Have feedback on the Cattle Heat Load Toolbox?
Beef Australia is your opportunity to get one-on-one time with our lotfeeding industry leaders. Come along to the ALFA booth at WP85 and chat with us.
Please note the times listed below are confirmed sessions for these leaders, however several of them will be around through the week.
DARYLE BELFORD - WHYALLA BEEF
Daryle joined the ALFA Council in November 2020 and has been working in the feedlot industry since 2010, coming from a cattle property management and financial management background. He is currently the Assistant General Manager of Whyalla Feedlot, and serves on the following ALFA committees: R&D; Membership, Events and Industry Capacity; and Environment.
CHAT TO DARYLE:
Monday 3 May - 10:30am to 11:00am
LACHLAN BROWN - PAKADERINGA FEEDLOT
ALFA COMMITTEE MEMBER; AUSTRALIAN RURAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
Come and chat to Lachlan about his experiences as the lotfeeding sector scholar on the Australian Rural Leadership Programme Course 26, or his role as an ALFA external committee member on the ALFA Membership, Events and Industry Capacity Committee. Lachlan manages the 4,000hd Pakaderinga Feedlot alongside his father.
CHAT TO LACHLAN:
Tuesday 4 May - 10:30am to 11:00am
GRANT GAREY - TEYS AUSTRALIA
Grant was first elected to ALFA Council in 2005, and became an ALFA Vice President in 2012. He has been the General Manager for Feedlots at Teys Australia since 2011 following an entry into feedlots in 1994. Currently, Grant is the Research & Development Committee Chair, and also serves on the ALFA Executive and Marketing, Trade and Market Access Committees as weill as the NFAS Review Working Group.
CHAT TO GRANT
Thursday 6 May - 10:30am to 11:00am
Christine killop - katestone
PROJECT LEAD - CATTLE HEAT LOAD TOOLBOX
Christine became a director of Katestone Environmental in 2000 and is now joint owner of the company. Christine’s expertise includes meteorological and air quality analysis, with particular reference to industrial site evaluation; air quality impact assessments ranging from large industrial projects to regional photochemical impacts to local impacts of dust and odours; and detailed practical knowledge of a variety of regulatory and specialist dispersion models. Christine developed the Cattle Heat Load Toolbox and will be at the ALFA stand to discuss your queries, experiences using the CHLT and gather feedback ahead of the upcoming summer season.
CHAT TO CHRISTINE
Tuesday 4 May - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
BARB MADDEN - SMITHFIELD CATTLE CO
ALFA COUNCILLOR; AUSTRALIAN GRAIN FED BEEF WORKING GROUP CHAIR; FEEDLOT CAREER DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING WORKING GROUP CHAIR
Known as a passionate advocate for the sector, Barb was elected to ALFA Council in 2015. She is the co-owner and Financial Controller for the Smithfield Group, a large multi-faceted family business, operating companies within the beef cattle lot feeding, backgrounding, beef exports, logistics and property development and management areas. Barb has extensive experience in financial, managerial and taxation accounting and auditing. As well as leading the Australian Grain Fed Beef and Feedlot Career Development & Training Working Groups, Barb also serves on the Membership, Events & Industry Capacity; Environment; and Marketing, Trade & Market Access Committees.
CHAT TO BARB
Wednesday 5 May - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
STEVE MARTIN - STOCKYARD BEEF
The 2013 Young Lot Feeder of the Year, Steve was elected to ALFA Council in 2017 and has extensive industry in lotfeeding and backgrounding operations. Prior to becoming the Manager of Stockyard Beef’s Kerwee Feedlot, Steve was the livestock and farm manager at Elders Killara feedlot. Steve serves on several ALFA Committees. He is the Chair of Marketing, Trade and Market Access, while also a member of the Feedlot Management, R&D, Animal Health & Welfare, and Environment Committees.
CHAT TO STEVE
Thursday 6 May - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
LAUREN MCNALLY - MORT & CO
FEEDLOT CAREER DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING WORKING GROUP MEMBER
Lauren is the People, Culture and Training manager at Mort & Co and is on a mission to assist in building and developing capabilities of rural agricultural workforces for sustainable future growth across agriculture. She particularly loves working with the people in intensive agriculture who ‘keep it real’ and are genuinely defined by the nature of their work. Lauren has been working alongside intensive beef businesses for the past 17 years, and her background has largely focused on people, culture, training and safety. Lauren has been volunteering with ALFA for 3 years helping with purposeful educational projects that have and will significantly assist the feedlot industry.
CHAT TO LAUREN
Friday 7 May - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
GRANT MELROSE - PAKADERINGA FEEDLOT*
Extensively involved in the Australian red meat industry, Grant was elected to ALFA Council in 2019. His career started in 1985 within the domestic wholesale sector packing and trading meat, through to currently working in the lot feeding and export beef processing sectors. Grant sees future leadership for the industry through collaboration, transparency and accountability to ensure industry and community expectations are sustained. Grant is currently a member of the Marketing, Trade and Market Access; Membership, Events & Industry Capacity; R&D; Feedlot Management; and Executive Committees.
Grant represents Pakaderinga Feedlot.
CHAT TO GRANT
Tuesday 4 May - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
AMANDA MOOHEN - AACo
Amanda believes that by creating prosperity through a collaboration of our people, livestock and land the feedlot industry will continue to thrive. To that end, she was elected to ALFA Council in 2019 and is now Chair of the Feed, Commodities & Nutrition Committee, as well as serving on the Animal Health & Welfare; Feedlot Management; and Environment Committees. Amanda is Regional Manager – Intensive at AACo, managing Aronui and Goonoo Feedlots and their associated backgrounding programs.
CHAT TO AMANDA
Wednesday 5 May - 10:30am to 11:00am
ANDREW RUSHFORD - STANBROKE BEEF
Elected to ALFA Council in 2019, Andrew commenced his career at Ravensworth feedlot in 1992 and after completing his tertiary education in 1996 returned to Ravensworth as feedlot operations manager. From there, Andrew has worked in major Queensland lotfeeding and farming operations before moving to Stanbroke Beef to manage feedlot operations. Andrew is a member of the R&D and Feedlot Management Committees, as well as Chair of the Animal Health & Welfare Committee.
CHAT TO ANDREW
Friday 7 May - 10:30am to 11:00am
MOLLY SAGE - JBS BEEF CITY
2020 YOUNG LOT FEEDER OF THE YEAR
Molly is the 2020 Young Lot Feeder of the Year after impressing the judges with her research on the use of lemna in feed to reduce methane emissions. Molly has been working at JBS Beef City Feedlot since 2017 and is passionate about ensuring the lotfeeding sector continues to adapt to remain sustainable into the future.
CHAT TO MOLLY
Monday 3 May - 10:30am to 11:00am