COVID claims SE livestock events

Naracoorte MeatUp Forum, Struan field day postponed

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Limestone Coast livestock producers will have to wait a little longer to hear the latest in on-farm research and technologies with two major events due to be held early next month postponed due to escalating COVID cases.

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MLA's Carbon Neutral 2030 manager Margaret Jewell was scheduled to speak at the MeatUp Forum in Naracoorte. This has been postponed.

MLA's Carbon Neutral 2030 manager Margaret Jewell was scheduled to speak at the MeatUp Forum in Naracoorte. This has been postponed.

Limestone Coast livestock producers will have to wait a little longer to hear the latest in on-farm research and technologies with two major events due to be held early next month postponed due to escalating COVID-19 cases.

Last year successful MeatUp forums were held at Gawler and Port Augusta and on February 3 it was to be the turn for producers in southern area of the state with an event planned for Naracoorte.

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However, Meat & Livestock Australia in conjunction with project manager, Pinion Advisory and the SA Producer Working Group have made the difficult decision to reschedule this later in the year due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in SA and the eastern states.

MeatUp Forum coordinator Caroline McGrath, from Pinion Advisory said a new date would be announced shortly.

"The aim is to provide the same or a very similar program, with the high calibre speakers as engaged for the February date," she said.

"The focus on production systems to improve productivity and profitability, using data for making on farm decisions and understanding the outcome on carcase quality, eating quality and market requirements will remain".

The Best Practice Demonstration Site Field Day to be held at Struan on the previous day, February 2 has also been postponed.

The event aimed to showcase the benefits AgTech is providing to the farm and enable producers to engage with tech providers.

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