Beef 2021 starts on May 2, and once again the beef industry from across Australia will converge in Rockhampton, Queensland.
Minister of Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the Australian Government is a strong supporter of the beef industry and is proud to continue to be Prime Partner of Australian Beef, contributing $ 3.9 million to the event.
“It is time for the industry to come together, celebrate their achievements and showcase Australian beef from paddock to plate,” said Minister Littleproud.
“Beef 2021 will not only demonstrate the quality of Australian beef cattle, but also feature demonstrations, seminars and property tours to deliver the latest research, solutions and products.
“In addition, this event provides a unique opportunity for the Australian beef industry to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and the general public.
“Events in 2018 generated approximately $ 85 million for the Queensland region.
“This exhibition attracts around 100,000 attendees and showcases more than 500 regional businesses through trade fairs, and I believe this year will be even better.
“Beef is big business in Australia. We feed people not only at home, but around the world, exporting two thirds of our quality and trusted products to more than 70 countries around the world.
“The Australian beef industry is worth more than $ 15 billion to the Australian economy. There are more than 45,000 producers involved in the beef industry.
“I also wish to acknowledge the importance of processors, transporters, agronomists, agribusinesses, exporters and all those involved in this extraordinary industry which makes an economic contribution to rural and regional cities, employing thousands of people”.