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3 March, 2021

Property Tours at Beef 2021 a ‘must see’

TICKETS for the Westpac Property Tours program at Beef 2021 are on sale now, and offer guests the opportunity to visit some of Central Queensland’s premier properties, thanks to the generosity of the property owners and their families, who will host some of the many visitors and locals set to walk through the gates to Beef21 in May.


TICKETS for the Westpac Property Tours program at Beef 2021 are on sale now, and offer guests the opportunity to visit some of Central Queensland’s premier properties, thanks to the generosity of the property owners and their families, who will host some of the many visitors and locals set to walk through the gates to Beef21 in May.

Beef Australia’s Property Tours Committee chair Scott McCartney is proud of the exceptional offering of properties on offer in 2021, and grateful to the tour hosts who are so generously opening their gates to visitors.

“The program comprises a mix of thirteen individual tours - four half day and nine full day,” Scott explained.

“The property selection ensures there is ‘something for everyone’ and highlight producers’ operations across a range of land types and management styles, showcasing innovation and best practice within the beef industry.”

The program kicks off on Sunday 2 May, with a half day tour to Eulogie hosted by Matthew and Janelle McCamley, where guests will explore a world class working cattle operation. You are spoilt for choice Monday to Thursday, with three tours to choose from per day which are sure to suit a broad range of agricultural interests.

Monday’s offering includes three full day tours: the first being Raglan Station at Raglan, where Andrew, Roxanne and Ryan Olive will present their cattle handling facility servicing the Live Export Trade from Port Alma.

Also Monday, guests will gain a full day insight into the CBV Brahman operation at Belah Valley with Alf Collins and family, whilst the third property to visit is Boreelum Miriam Vale, where Adam and Jaynta Coffey will showcase their 2,500ha beef breeding and trading enterprise.

On Tuesday, guests can choose from a half day tour to the Arrow cattle yards at Nerimbera which will show off the latest low-stress stock handling products, or full day trips to Ainsley and Rob McArthur’s Mystery Park and Ian and Penny MacGibbon’s St Lawrence grazing operations, or John and Jess Bidgood’s Tingle Hill tour to Baralaba to explore the management of the family’s organic grazing and trading operation.

Wednesday’s tour selections include two full day tours to Sam and Sarah Becker’s ‘Jarrah Cattle Company’s vertical integrated beef cattle operation at Glenarchy, Banana, and Dale and Alicia Retschlag’s Netley at Goovigen whose tour will focus on biology, soil health, regenerative agriculture, high density grazing and livestock handling.

Rounding off Wednesday’s offering is a half day tour to Billy and Jo Geddes’ 8,000-hectare multi breed grazing enterprise at Doonside Millman.

Guests have a selection of two full day and one-half day tour on Thursday to finalise the weeks’ program. Hosts Central Queensland University will welcome guests to Belmont Station, Etna Creek for a full day tour that will exhibit how Agtech can be used to develop and support a whole of property management plan.

The second full day tour to Foleyvale Duaringa, is hosted by the Woorabinda Pastoral Company who will showcase the indigenous organisation’s grazing and farming enterprises.

The final half day tour of the program is Bindaree Garnant, hosted by Mick, Noela Alexander and their two sons Mathew and Lachlan, where the benefits of soil health and regenerative agriculture will be the focus.

Property Tour guests receive a gift bag and can look forward to a wonderful day exploring some of our region’s finest properties, travelling on luxury coaches, and enjoying first class on-property morning teas and lunches, all of which are included in the ticket price.

The Property Tours program has been a highlight of the triennial expo since its inception at Beef 1988. As a new offering at Beef 2021, the program also boasts four city tours, providing guests guided and themed tours of some of our region’s most attractive and culturally significant sites and locations.

For full details and to purchase tickets to May’s impressive line-up of rural and city tours, go to www.beefaustralia.com.au/about/propertytours.

 


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