Victoria River Research Station field day rescheduled

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The Victoria River Research Station (VRRS) field day and BeefUp forum events are changing dates and location after the event was rescheduled.

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade (the department) has partnered with Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) to hold the event on 19 and 20 November at the Daly Waters Historic Pub.

The field day was rescheduled due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown in Katherine. The venue has also been changed to provide more suitable accommodation for attendees staying overnight, when it would otherwise be uncomfortably warm in the region.

Moving the VRRS event to a new location will ensure field day participants have the opportunity to gather with local producers and industry, and to engage with informative presentations and workshops at a central location. Attendees will be able to get the latest technical information and research results relevant to northern Australian cattle producers, pastoralists and other industry professionals.

During the MLA BeefUp forum on Friday, 19 November the topics covered will include how to maximise production and profitability in northern Australia, live exports, reducing calf losses, pain relief trials for cattle and water medication delivery research.

As part of the ‘Cattle, Carbon and Country’ field day on Saturday, 20 November the department will present research from extension officers and researchers on topics such as carbon farming, the future of the live export trade, current research projects and increasing profitability in production systems.

Cattle producers and pastoralists are being encouraged to check the event website for an updated agenda in the coming weeks. A reminder that registration remains open for the free event has been provided to industry stakeholders.

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