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Liz Manchee

Nuffield Australia 2016 Scholarship winner


Liz Manchee, from Narrabri in New South Wales, received a Nuffield Scholarship supported by Meat and Livestock Australia. She focused on alternatives to ionophore use in Australian feedlots with a focus on antibiotic resistance, nutrigenomics, genetic improvement and labelling options.

Liz, and her husband John, own a beef breeding and feedlot operation, producing stud and commercial Shorthorn and Durham Tropical cattle with a strong focus on paddock-to-plate traits. They run 1400 head of breeding females and sell 150 bulls per year. The operation runs across 7500 hectares with the business consisting of a 600-head feedlot, fodder production for drought management and mixed summer and winter cropping.

Liz (along with John) was the runner-up NSW Farmer of the Year in 2011 and has the goal to make her family’s beef enterprise more vertically integrated. Their business currently holds 62 industry leading feedlot and carcase awards which includes the National Champion Carcase awarded at Beef Australia 2015.

“There is an alternative to ionophore use for a segment of the industry and I wanted to investigate the implications on animal welfare and antibiotic resistance”.

“I also researched the opportunity to create a niche market to maximise the current gap between organic or grass fed products and conventional grain fed products”.

Liz travelled to the United States, Ireland, Croatia, Italy and United Kingdom on her studies of feedlot systems, marketing and business models.

 

Location: Narrabri, New South Wales
Mobile: 0427 936 213
liz@manchee.com.au
Website: manchee.com.au
Blog: MA Beef
Twitter: @LizManchee
Instagram: #LizManchee
Scholarship report:
Returning Scholar presentation:

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