Angus through the ages speaker spotlights

April 18, 2019 3:09 pm

Sam Clark from University of New England and Jason Strong from Meat and Livestock Australia will be speaking during the Angus through the ages National Conference on May 23rd and 24th in Albury NSW.


Sam Clark, University of New England  – ‘Breeding better Angus Breeders’

Sam Clark is a senior lecturer in Animal Breeding and Genetics at UNE. Sam has worked on a variety of projects in livestock genetics, ranging from breeding program design to methods used for genomic selection. Sam is also heavily involved in the collection of feed intake information at UNE’s Tullimba feedlot, which has included many cohorts of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program.

In addition to Sam’s strong research background he also maintains a strong link to commercial beef cattle production through his family farm in Guyra NSW.

Jason Strong, Meat and Livestock Australia – ‘Look how far we’ve come and where we’re going – an insight into the evolvement of Angus cattle and beef across the last 100 years’

Mr Strong has more than 30 years’ red meat and livestock experience, knowledge and connections from the farm through to the end consumer in both domestic and international markets. He is a well-recognised and respected senior executive with extensive skills in commercial and industry business management and administration, supply chain development, meat science and grading, genetics and marketing as well as on-farm experience. Mr Strong is Managing Director of Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd and is a director of Integrity Systems Company Limited, MLA Donor Company Limited, AUS-MEAT Limited and Red Meat Traceability Systems Pty Ltd, and Chair of the EU and UK Red Meat Market Access Taskforce.

Previous roles: CEO, Smithfield Cattle Company, Managing Director AA Co, MLA’s Regional Manager in Europe and Russia, Pfizer (now Zoetis), past Chair of the Australian Beef Industry Foundation. Manager and coach of the Australian Inter Collegiate Meat Judging Team and councillor and NSW Chairman and National Vice President of Cattlemen’s Union of Australia.