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grab a 'bite' and tune in

Over 4 days, ALFA will bring the speakers from the SmartBeef Program to you via 1-hour bite-sized webinar sessions that can be consumed over your lunchbreak, wherever you may be.

Why not get the team together, and tune in!


program overview:
4 x lunchtime webinars - 12 NOON AEST

smart environment
webinar: tuesday, 12 October | 12 noon (AEST)

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Dr. Frank Mitloehner

Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist | CLEAR Center, UC Davis, USA

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Topic: Rethinking Methane: Animal Agriculture's Path to Climate Neutrality

Animal agriculture is often disproportionately blamed when it comes to climate change, distracting us from legitimate climate solutions in a sector portrayed as only a problem. That’s because we haven’t been looking at how methane actually warms – or cools – our planet. By rethinking methane, we can show how animal agriculture cannot only find a path to climate neutrality, but also one in which it can be a tool in our fight against global climate change.

Sponsored by: FeedWorks

smart sustainability
webinar: wednesday, 13 October | 12 noon (AEST)

Dr. Stephen Wiedemann

Principal Research Scientist | Integrity Ag & Environment

Topic: Carbon Accounting 101

When the world is yelling sustainability, what does that really mean and how can our feedlot businesses begin understanding and implementing the complex carbon accounting systems.

Sponsored by: Entegra

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Sam Elsom

CEO | Sea Forest Ltd

Topic: Could a sprinkle of seaweed be the answer to methane reduction?

Sea Forest is one of the leading producers of Asparagopsis, boasting the biggest saltwater lease in the southern hemisphere. CEO and Founder, Sam Elsom brings the Sea Forest story and how seaweed can revolutionise the feedlot industry’s social licence.

Sponsored by: Entegra

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Stuart Austin

General Manager | Wilmot Cattle Co

Topic: Smart deals leading to smart sustainability

In 2020, Microsoft announced its policy to be carbon negative by 2030 which is based on taking a principled approach grounded in science and math. Following this announcement, Microsoft started looking for innovative ways to offset their carbon emissions, and turned to the red meat sector. Enter northern NSW based Wilmot Cattle Company, which, as a result of improved grazing management over the last few years which had increased pasture efficiency and drought resilience, was able to sell their carbon credits to Microsoft at a value of over $500,000. The initiative was a ground-breaking move for the Australian livestock industry, and Stuart will discuss how ventures such as these could start changing the narrative for the livestock sector.

Sponsored by: Entegra

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smart tech
webinar: thursday, 14 October | 12 noon (AEST)

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Dr. joe mcmeniman

Program Manager - Feedlot | Meat & Livestock Australia

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Topic: Technologies over the Horizon

Dr. Joe McMeniman, MLA Feedlot Program Manager will view the emerging solutions from the MLA R&D Program in sustainability, productivity and animal health & welfare.

Partnering with a range leading Australian and international companies, Joe will review technologies including methane inhibiting feed additives, bunk calling automation, emerging veterinary preventatives and animal health diagnostics.

Sponsored by: Meat & Livestock Australia

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dr. tony batterham

Feedlot Veterinarian | Quirindi Feedlot Services, APIAM

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Topic: Smart Technology

The RealWear HTM-1 is a wearable technology that originally was developed to facilitate virtual reality meetings, demonstrations, training workshops etc. In the feedlot production environment, the functionality which includes hands-free operation of camera, microphone, speaker, ambient noise cancellation, head up display installed with customised software for accessing workflow templates / instruction resources / live stream connection to remote experts / email etc, applications for animal health and welfare are numerous. Apiam Animal Health initially saw utility for purposes of antimicrobial stewardship and compliance, but have expanded this out to remote expert connection and telehealth applications which have proved useful during this challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic

Sponsored by: Meat & Livestock Australia

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dr. melissa george

Veterinary Consultant & Research Scientist | Bovine Dynamics

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Topic: Effect of feed withdrawal on truck effluent, animal welfare, carcase characteristics and microbiological contamination of feedlot cattle

Feed withdrawal prior to transport of cattle is a common feedlot industry practice. A recent study in Australian feedlot cattle found that reduced duration of feed withdrawal increased muscle glycogen levels in feedlot cattle, a key indicator of animal welfare and beef quality. This study also found that reduced duration of feed withdrawal increased meat yield, thus improving the efficiency of beef production per animal unit, a key indicator of sustainability.  Results of the study will be presented and discussed. The results of this trial provide meaningful and large-scale data to drive change in the area of feed withdrawal practices to improve animal welfare, beef quality, beef yield, and food safety.

Sponsored by: Meat & Livestock Australia

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Group Manager - Research Development Innovation | Australian Country Choice

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Topic: Effect of feed withdrawal on truck effluent, animal welfare, carcase characteristics and microbiological contamination of feedlot cattle

Sponsored by: Meat & Livestock Australia

webinar: friday, 15 October | 12 noon (AEST)


Marketing Executive | Stockyard Beef

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Topic: Using supply chain alliances to build better beef businesses

Stakeholder’s interest and awareness of provenance, traceability and sustainability has accelerated in recent years. This has created a new set of expectations for how cattle are raised, fed, and processed. These new expectations present huge opportunities for those willing to leverage them, but they also increase reliance on managing supply chain risks.

Sponsored by: AusPac

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Director | Nolan Meats Pty Ltd

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Topic: Modernising Meat

Critical government and industry action to modernise the Australian export meat inspection and regulatory system is underway and Terry Nolan, respected industry leader and director of family processing and retailing business Nolan Meats, will discuss the Meat Modernisation initiative which introduces flexible assurance methods, including smarter technology, to ensure the Australian meat industry maintains and expands its global position as the number one supplier of choice.

Sponsored by: AusPac

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Caela dye

Career Development and Training Project Officer | ALFA

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Topic: How investing in your people is a smart business move

Investing in your people through training and career development can lead to significant improvement in staff engagement, workplace culture, efficiencies and overall productivity. Fostering a skilled, passionate workforce can assist in creating a sustainable future for sector.  With labour shortages looming, what is ALFA and MLA doing to support feedlot businesses to attract, retain and grow the capacity of the feedlot work force?

Sponsored by: AusPac


Registration is based on a single access fee per feedlot/business that provides access for your whole team to any and all of the webinar sessions. If you are an individual, you can purchase a single access ticket.

ALFA Members can take advantage of the member-discount access fee.

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ACM Agriculture
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