For the first time in its 14-year history, sheep were introduced to the program at the Young Beef Producers Forum held in Roma, Queensland, in November.
Speakers shared information and insights from agriculture and the agribusiness supply chain, encouraging attendees to “Step Up to the Plate” in their production, business and life.
Mecardo Managing Director Robert Herrmann challenged the audience on the topic, should sheep be considered as an option for pastoral zones?
He encouraged people to use data and wisdom to support their decisions, before sharing some detailed information on the big picture of the sheep industry. This included:
Rob concluded by highlighting the challenges of running sheep, including unique management skills, labour and infrastructure required, as well as Queensland wild dog management. The opportunities available in the sheep industry come from the constrained global available sheepmeat supply and the strong wool consumer demand, combined with record low supply.
SPA was proud to sponsor the Sheep Session where 45 young producers heard from:
SPA’s Melissa Neal with speakers and organisers of the YBPF Sheep Session.
The crowd at YBPF.
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