Bim is presently a Director and AgForce Cattle President. He also represents AgForce as an Executive on State Council. On the Cattle Council Australia he Chairs the Marketing and Market Access Task Force Committee. He is Managing Director of Australian Livestock, a Stock and Station Agency operating from Central Queensland. He Chairs the Leasehold & Tenure Reform Committee and is Chairman of Directors of the Maranoa Kangaroo Harvesters and Producers Co-op.
Bim is a Member of the State Government Ministerial Advisory Roundtable Committee for Agriculture and Queensland Government Industry Advisory Committee – Bovine Johne’s Disease.
Together with his wife Susan they own and manage “Havelock” a commercial breeding property in the Mitchell district where they supply high quality weaners to the feed on market. Their pastoral business is geared to reflect the importance of animal welfare and environmental stewardship.
Topic: Making changes to improve welfare in the beef production sector to ‘meat’ consumer and our expectations
Australian primary producers occupy a unique position of trust in our consumers’ psyche and farmers repeatedly rank as some of Australia’s most trusted professionals. Queensland cattle producers are proud to provide high quality and safe beef to Australian consumers and 69 other countries throughout the world.
In 2015, how can producers be better connected to consumers to deliver on their expectations? How collectively as a production sector can we demonstrate real improvement in welfare is being delivered throughout the supply chain?
The presentation will look at the many initiatives the Queensland beef industry has taken to deliver on consumer expectations and continuously promote an improved culture in the producer community. It will also examine industry systems, regulatory initiatives and community outreach, and provide an insight from a modern beef producer’s point of view in terms of ‘what’s next’ in ‘meating’ producers’ and the community’s high standards.