24 APRIL 2024: We had the pleasure of hosting nearly 70 first-year agribusiness students from The University of Queensland at our Cannon Hill processing plant. They came in two shifts, to see the full supply chain in action.

The morning visitors were joined by the company founder Trevor Lee (back row, centre) during their tour, while the afternoon group heard about ACC’s sustainability pathway from Joel Bentley, general manager sustainability and agribusiness analytics.

The students were highly engaged and asked some excellent questions concerning product mix, marketing, commercial relationships, traceability and exports.

Our staff stressed the importance of data analysis as the foundation of all business decisions, from animal performance to purchasing decisions. They also spoke of career pathways and the need to create networks, particularly through the Australian ICMJ competition and the forthcoming Beef Australia 2024. The students were given insights into the vocational growth areas of Queensland’s vital beef industry, notably technology and robotics.

Other ACC staff who addressed the tour groups included senior training officer Rick Jurd, workplace training officer Tony Kickert, training administrator Sarah Allan, group manager research and innovation Paul Gibson and trainee data analyst (and UQ student) Jacob Marchant