The Western Australian beef industry

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Northern Beef Futures

The largest cattle herds are located in the northern part of Western Australia

Northern Beef Futures was a $15 million project investment by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program to transform Western Australia’s northern beef industry through improving markets, businesses and productivity.

The Northern Beef Futures project commenced in August 2014 and ceased on 31 October 2017 to assist pastoralists, exporters and processors to meet the growing beef demand from greater Asia. It aimed to:

  • increase the value of production from the Kimberley and Pilbara beef industry
  • reduce reliance on current markets through the establishment of alternate, economically viable beef export markets
  • increase employment levels in the northern cattle industry.

The project has evolved and is now Northern Beef Development.


Contact information

Rebecca Butcher
+61 (0)8 9651 0540
Trevor Price
+61 (0)8 9166 4026