Foxforth Hereford Stud
Young cattle breeders with the potential to shape the beef industry into the future have taken part in a Herefords Australia Young Guns Conference in southern NSW this month.
The conference was held at Cootamundra on January 20-21 and drew 28 delegates aged 19-41 from five states.
Conference co-ordinator Geoff Bush, of Cootamundra, said the concept had been initiated by Herefords Australia in the 1990s.
Mr Bush said the conference was essentially about networking and learning, and gave junior members a pathway into senior roles.
Conference delegates toured the Manildra Meat Company’s processing plant at Cootamundra and the Teys Australia Jindalee Feedlot at Stockinbingal on day one.
Day two involved conference sessions with leading industry speakers on a range of topics including weaning acclimation, red meat processing, BREEDPLAN and Hereford True.
Source: Herefords Australia