AAP learns the latest at ALFA SmartBeef 2023

Our Sales Team had the pleasure of attending the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association’s SmartBeef 2023 conference at Tamworth, NSW last month.

AAP CEO Gerhard along with Paul, Iain, Liam, Jason, and Tony from our team attended the two-day conference where they were able to catch up with our customers and colleagues while learning about the latest developments in the feedlot industry. 

Peter Kearney from Kilara Feedlot and Iain

Throughout the conference, our team got an update about shade management from two of NSW’s prominent feedlot facilities from Andrew Talbot, Elders Killara Feedlot General Manager and Alex Smith, Rangers Valley Feedlot Manager.

Paul said AAP was proud to support SmartBeef 2023, sponsoring the SmartBeef Campdraft Competition. 

“We have been proudly supporting Australian livestock industries since 1998, and sponsoring events such as SmartBeef 2023 is a great way to keep in touch with what is going on with our customers and the beef feedlot industry as a whole,” he said.

Iain, Liam, Paul, Gerhard, and Tony - Austasia Animal Products Team Picture: Courtesy of The Land

Some insights from SmartBeef 2023 included the benefits of investing in shelters to improve cattle performance.

“It was interesting to hear how feedlots are starting to utilise shelter to mitigate stress coming from the heat, rain and cold,” Paul said. 

“Some operations are now investing in purpose-built shedding allowing them to harvest rainfall, or outfitting them with solar to power their feedlot. Building purpose-built infrastructure allows these operations to get more utility from their investment.”

AAP customer David Gillitt with Jason and Liam at the ALFA Industry Dinner

ALFA President Barb Madden said the massive success of SmartBeef23 wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support from our sponsors and Platinum Members. 

“We thank everyone who came to the event. It was wonderful to host the largest crowd we have ever seen at a SmartBeef, it shows the strength in our industry,” she said. 

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