ICMJ Northern Conference

More than 100 agriculture college students and younger trade professionals gathered in Rockhampton for 4 days of meat science schooling, beef trade insights, {and professional} growth on the 2022 ICMJ Northern Conference.

Participants took half in quite a lot of periods hosted by Teys Australia and CQUniversity on the Central Queensland Innovation and Research Precinct (CQIRP) to enhance their understanding of the northern beef trade provide chain, develop their meat judging talents, and discover the profession alternatives out there within the beef trade.

The programme, in accordance with ICMJ Northern Committee Chair and Teys Australia’s Ethan Mooney, was meant to offer individuals a leg up on a future profession within the crimson meat sector.

“Participants are hearing directly from people like Mark Davie, Chair of the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework, about the industry’s future direction in terms of economic resilience, animal husbandry techniques, managing climate risk, and rural and regional community prosperity,” Mooney mentioned.

“High-level knowledge and understanding, as well as skills in meat cut identification and judging, are critical for future leaders in the red meat sector, and we want to build the expertise of the next generation.”

“ICMJ’s mission is to inspire and develop future professionals in the global red meat industry, and this event is an important part of that,” he defined.

The carcase breakdown by Teys Australia is a spotlight of the programme, as is that this night’s Career and Trade Expo, the place individuals can meet and community with among the beef trade’s largest employers.

“The Career and Trade Expo is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to connect with some of the biggest players in the northern beef sector and explore the diverse career paths available,” Mooney mentioned.

The programme continued for 2 days with sensible hands-on workshops, an abattoir tour, and the Teys Australia meat judging competitors, culminating on Saturday night with the NH Foods Gala Dinner on the Rockhampton Customs House.

The convention offered a chance for high meat judging rivals to be chosen to take part within the 2023 ICMJ South-East Asia Tour.

Teys Australia and CQUniversity, in addition to NH Foods Australia, Advance Rockhampton, JBS, Beef Australia, Signature Beef, Herefords Australia, Australian Brahman Breeders Association, and Allflex, are proud sponsors of the 2022 ICMJ Northern Conference.

It is certainly one of ICMJ’s two main conferences held every year, with the 2022 ICMJ National Conference scheduled for July 5-9 in Wagga Wagga. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Meat Processing Corporation are the ICMJ’s founding companions (AMPC).



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