ONE of the beef industry's biggest global events is less than a year away and Queensland is primed to showcase its premier produce at Beef 2021 in Rockhampton from May 2 - 8 2021.
Agriculture Minister Mark Furner said government committed $1 million to help attract thousands of visitors and international delegates in person or as virtual visitors - to Australia's beef capital.
Beef Australia is held every three years and is the leading beef industry event, showcasing beef produce, innovation and technology, achievements, cultural experiences and entertainment.
"We are 100 per cent focused on our COVID-19 economic recovery and to get the state moving again and it's forging ahead with events like this which will help," Mr Furner said.
Beef 2018 attracted overseas delegates from 43 countries, thousands of visitors and 5000 head of cattle.
"Beef is our largest agricultural commodity and it has steered us through this global pandemic and will continue to be a driving force in our recovery.
"Beef processing directly employs 10,000 and supports a further 8000 and beef exports are worth $5.37 billion to the economy," Mr Furner said.