Scenic Rim producers off to Beef Week in Rockhampton

FOOTSTEPS: 14-year-old Billy Goetsch and his steer, Bruiser, will be at Beef Week hoping to replicate his father's achievements. Photo: Supplied
FOOTSTEPS: 14-year-old Billy Goetsch and his steer, Bruiser, will be at Beef Week hoping to replicate his father's achievements. Photo: Supplied

BEEF week is almost upon us, with more than 4500 cattle, 500 businesses and international industry leaders ready to get the celebration started in Rockhampton.

The event starts on May 6 and continues until May 12.

Beef Week is Australia’s national industry expo and will feature a trade fair, symposium, seminars and property tours to highlight the latest in research and innovation in the Australian Beef industry.

MEATING PLACE: Beef Week is an opportunity for industry professionals to, showcase their product, learn from each other and catch up on the latest innovations. Photo: Supplied

MEATING PLACE: Beef Week is an opportunity for industry professionals to, showcase their product, learn from each other and catch up on the latest innovations. Photo: Supplied

Kalbar cattle producer and livestock auctioneer Neil Goetsch said he was looking forward to Beef Week, which he would be attending with wife Rachael and son 14-year-old son Billy.

He said Billy would be showing two led steers and one Limousin bull.

“We’ve been doing Beef Week since the early 90s and the very first time we entered we won Grand Champion Led Steer,” he said.

“Billy is hoping to replicate that result this year.

“Beef Week is only held every three years so it’s also a chance to catch up with people we don’t see any other time.”

Good food and good company are features of Beef Week.

Good food and good company are features of Beef Week.

Nindooinbah stud manager Nick Cameron said he would not miss Beef Week.

“It’s really the beef Olympics,” he said.

“We are not entering any cattle but I will be there for a few days to go to a few seminars on the beef industry and see what’s happening internationally.

“It’s great place to catch up with people and do some networking.”

The expo will also include cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs and live entertainment.