26 OCTOBER 2023: This month we had the pleasure of hosting 25 high-level chefs and food influencers at our Brisbane Valley feedlot, as part of the Aussie Beef Mates tour.
The tour, organised by MLA and TIQ, showcased Queensland beef and cattle production from paddock to plate.
Representing 15 nations, the group was treated to a showcase of our world-leading beef production.
We also treated them to the Australian tradition of ‘smoko’ or morning tea with national treats such as lamingtons, vanilla slices and cheesymite scrolls. (The vanilla slices were a runaway success; the scrolls less so…)
Feedlot manager Dolf Masaus and staff helped host the tour, which was led by ACC’s group manager R&D, Paul Gibson (pictured below).
Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick said as the State’s largest agricultural export, beef was a cornerstone of the Queensland economy.
“Queensland’s beef export industry is valued at $7.1 billion, with product regularly consumed in more than 60 countries around the world,” he said.
MLA Global Business Manager Josh Anderson said Queensland beef was globally celebrated for its exceptional quality and the industry’s unwavering commitment to safe and sustainable production.
“Through the Aussie Beef Mates program, international chefs and food experts gain deep insights into Australian beef production, empowering them to share this compelling story within their global networks. This ignites international demand for our premium product,” Mr Anderson said.
“There’s no better way to embrace the essence of the Australian beef industry than by immersing our Aussie Beef Mates in the company of passionate Queensland producers and seeing firsthand the care and commitment that goes into producing this world-renowned beef.”
Below: Moments of the Brisbane Valley feedlot tour captured by Singaporean executive chef Isaac Tan and Piya Dankum, chief executive of a Thai restaurant chain.