Miles Government doubles the steaks for Beef2027

Published Monday, 06 May, 2024 at 10:00 AM


The Honourable Steven Miles

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities
The Honourable Mark Furner

• Miles Government funding for Beef2027 doubled to $4.5 million
• Extra funding coincides with Beef2024 in Rockhampton, the biggest beef event in the southern hemisphere
• Queensland’s beef industry is worth more than $10 billion to the economy each year, supporting more than 40,000 jobs

The Miles Government has beefed up its support for Queensland’s beef industry by announcing a doubling in funding for Beef2027 and other assistance for the beef sector.

The 100 per cent funding increase further cements the iconic status of the triennial event, which is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors to Rockhampton from 5-11 May this year.

State Cabinet will also be held this week at Beef2024 at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.

Quotes attributable to Premier Steven Miles:

“Queensland is Australia’s premier food bowl and there’s no better example than our beef industry.

“Queensland is home to almost half Australia’s cattle herd and beef is our most valuable agricultural export, worth some $7.1 billion a year.

“Beef produced in Queensland is consumed in more than 60 countries around the world and it’s little wonder as it’s the best-tasting, cleanest and greenest beef in the world.

“Our beef industry is worth $10 billion a year and supports 40,000 jobs, which is why we’re increasing our support for Beef2027 and the Queensland beef industry.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Regional Communities:

“Beef Australia has been spreading the message about beef each Beef Week since 1988 and we’re seeing the results with a lucrative industry creating great produce and great jobs.

“The Miles Government is leading the herd with the latest Rabobank survey showing that 85 per cent of the state’s beef producers expect economic conditions to stay the same or improve in the year ahead.

“This government is taking its partnership with industry to the next level with this extra funding, which will further strengthen an already thriving beef sector.”