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Central West Queensland since 1923
Central West Queensland


8 June, 2020

Manage your industry after the dry

THE Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and ally for the Queensland beef industry, FutureBeef, will be hosting a series of webinars for central west beef and grain producers on how they can improve their financial management amid the current climate.

By Hamish Hart

Beef up your income…the beef industry will be one of two industries discussed during the three-part webinar on how producers can uphold their financial status (credit: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries)

From Friday, June 5 to Thursday, June 11, the three-part webinar series will run for one hour across three days, allowing producers to attend the webinar most relevant to their business and opportunities for engagement available through Q&A sessions.

Webinar speakers from DAF include Senior Industry Development Officer Kristie Clark, Principal Beef Extension Officer Mick Sullivan, Biosecurity Officer Erica Noonan, Senior Development Extension Officer Rod Collins, and Economist James Hagan Economist, with Bronwyn Schultz from the Rural Financial Counselling Service in southern Queensland also set to speak.

DAF Senior Industry Development Officer, Hayley Eames, said the webinar will be helpful to producers struggling to maintain a positive income, believing those involved in the beef and grain industries should plan their future now in order to recover from an ever-lasting drought.

“This three-part webinar series is designed to provide practical strategies to assist grain and beef producers in returning to a positive cash flow and profitable enterprise as quickly as possible,” Ms Eames said. “They are short one to one and a half hour sessions broken down into targeted key areas; financial management, beef industry, and grains industry.

“Rainfall has been very patchy right across central Queensland. Some areas have received decent falls earlier this year, while others missed out altogether,” Ms Eames continued.

“Whether producers are preparing for recovery, are already in the midst of recovery, or are still dealing with the dry, there will come a time when they will need to be considering their drought recovery approach.”

Registration for the ‘Making profitable management decisions after the dry’ webinars is available at

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