Red Meat Conference Rescheduled.

It has taken several months of intensive planning, but the Gippsland Agricultural group is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the inaugural Gippsland Red Meat Conference, which has now been re-scheduled to Tuesday October 26th to be held at the Riviera Convention Centre in Bairnsdale.

The conference programme has been finalised and an Eventbrite website created to sell tickets.

While there is a general theme of Recovery and Resilience throughout the conference, there is also a wish to celebrate all that is good about agriculture.

To that end, the organisers are running a photo competition, inviting people to send in their best agriculture photos, which will be displayed at the conference.

Photos can be sent to Rhys Kennedy at Elders Bairnsdale, which is supplying the prize for the best photo, or contact the Red Meat Conference Event Manager, Craig Bush at

Trevor Caithness, Managing Director of Gippsland Agricultural group (GAgG), and General Manager of GAgG, Jen Smith, met with Event Manager Craig Bush and Rhys Kennedy from Elders to sort through some of the early entries into the photo competition, and were joined by Debbie Squires from the East Gippsland Family History group (not in the picture), which is also supplying some historical photos to display at the conference.

The Conference programme is full of uplifting and inspiring presenters and topics.

Here are just a handful of examples:

  • Hear how a former NSW Farmer of the Year traded his way out of 2½ years of drought
  • A family-owned sheep stud which lost its entire ewe flock in the 2015 Pinery (SA) bushfires tells how they have bounced back
  • What does it mean to be carbon-neutral, how can we achieve that, and what is in it for us?
  • Did you hear about the recent $500,000 carbon credit trade to Microsoft? We talk to one of the property managers who negotiated that deal.
  • We all take care of our livestock above the ground, but what about the underground livestock? Who is taking care of them, and can they make us more money than the above ground livestock?

Plus: Masterclasses in

  • Stock Trading
  • Precision Lambing
  • Crossbreeding & Heterosis

As well as

  • Stockhandling and labour-saving equipment
  • Auto-drafts and Walkover weighing
  • Compliant stockyards
  • Digital agriculture: drones, robots, remote sensing and other clever stuff 

At the end of the conference there will be a gourmet paddock-to-plate dinner, to which everyone is invited, featuring, you guessed it, red meat!

The Gippsland Red Meat Conference is brought to you by the Gippsland Agricultural Group, in partnership with the National Recovery & Resilience Agency, Agriculture Victoria, Meat and Livestock Australia and East Gippsland and Wellington Shires, and support from major sponsors Elders, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Maiagrazing, Ruralbank, the Herd Improvement Co-operative and National Australia Bank.

Tickets for the conference are available at