The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) is pleased to announce that despite COVID-19 set-backs it will continue to deliver its vital industry training and workshops this year, starting with a Nutrition & Milling Workshop to be held online this July.
ALFA’s extensive program of events, workshops and awards are a highlight in the lot feeding sector’s calendar each year, however, restrictions associated with delivering face-to face events during the COVID-19 pandemic have meant a scaled back program thus far this year. With restrictions now easing, ALFA is working towards restoring normality to the Program through the newly released program.
ALFA President, Bryce Camm, outlined that COVID-19 restrictions had meant ALFA needed to embrace new ways of engaging with members and the feedlot community.
“We have focused on continuing to deliver those core training skills for Members in a new format, whilst also injecting some out-of-the-box thinking.”
“I congratulate the volunteers on ALFA’s Events Committee who have worked tirelessly to bring this Program of Events together for the betterment of industry, in such a challenging time,” Bryce said.
Over the coming months, ALFA will be delivering an array of virtual events:
Nutrition and Milling Workshop
“Pop-Up” Webinars, featuring out of the box speakers and topics; and
Feedlot Industry Competitions.
Whilst this Program will be delivered virtually, it is anticipated that face-to-face events will resume in late 2020. The postponed Animal Welfare Officer Accredited Training, proudly supported by Zoetis and MLA, is planned to resume from October, and will be delivered at the remaining scheduled locations.
With BeefEx 2020 postponed to 19-21 October 2021, ALFA is organising a separate major industry celebration for early 2021 to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ALFA and bring the sector together.
Initiatives will be announced via the ALFA website and Facebook page as they are released. For more information on the new Program of Events and to register for the Nutrition & Milling Workshop, head to the ALFA Website.