Wednesday, April 24, 2024

NT has no beef with hosting major industry conference

The biggest annual beef industry event in Northern Australia – the NTCA Annual Industry Conference – will bring more than 700 attendees from across the country to the Top End, when it returns to Darwin this week.

A highlight of the NT pastoral industry calendar, each year the conference programme is designed to address the industry’s most pressing and long term topics.

NT Government representatives will be at the conference to meet with industry professionals to discuss issues such as biosecurity preparedness and response measures, tourism opportunities, livestock research and development projects and initiatives, as well as trade and international engagement.

With the very real threat of Lumpy Skin Disease and Foot and Mouth disease, the Territory Government says it is aware that preparation is paramount.

“The Territory Labor Government supports the beef cattle industry. The NTCA Annual Industry Conference brings Government and producers together to discuss key issues impacting the sector,” said Minister for Agribusiness and Fisheries, Paul Kirby.

“We have a diverse and well-established agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors in the Territory, with annual production exceeding $1.2 billion.

“The rural sector is a critical part of growing the Territory’s economy to $40 billion by 2030.”

This year’s theme ‘The Long Haul’ celebrates the pastoral industries 150 year long history and the proactive steps being taken to ensure longevity and positive progression for future generations. The Industry Association Conference, now in its 38th year, aims to celebrate achievements and inspire the industry over a two-day jam-packed event.

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