Eleven members of the Hall Chadwick QLD team headed out to Roma as supporters of the Young Beef Producers Forum (YBPF) and long term sponsors of the Roma Cup.
The two day event was well attended and had a wide range of excellent speakers. Some of the standouts were Hamish Andrews from Tarwyn Park, speaking about natural sequence farming (NFR). He explained how to implement NSF practices and the immense impact this model can have on farms.
Next up Ardie and Kacie Lord from Lord Pastoral spoke about succession planning and generational success, a topic that Hall Chadwick QLD have much expertise and experience in with a multitude of multigenerational clients. The couple gave some great tips to the audience on how to start this difficult conversation and get off to the right start.
Cam Griffin from Binowee Family Grazing was a real crowd pleaser and brought about a fresh approach with his story of running his own farm, in a different way. Cam had always dreamt of running his own farm but without the funds to do so, pivoted to a leasing model. He has now pioneered a regenerative grazing approach which emulates nature’s blueprint and promotes land healing while still leasing land and running livestock. The room was so inspired by Cam’s talk that there were murmurs of heading out post drinks to get hold of some land.
Finally capping off the day, we heard from Ben Law who runs The Financial Bloke Podcast who ran one of his sessions live with ex-employee Geoff Birchnell from 3R Livestock. The story had many twists and turns and we all enjoyed hearing about the journey he took with his business. The Hall Chadwick QLD team were also thrilled to hear Geoff speak so positively about HCQ!
Of course a trip out to Roma isn’t complete without some country golf, and the team had a great morning round with warm hospitality from the Roma Golf Club.
From here, it was time to dust off the boots and don the dress attire for the Roma Cup, starting with the luncheon. The hosts were incredible and the event was filled with great conversation with old and new friends, and plenty of laughs and photos for the wall. Word from trackside was the gin and tonics put together by the Turf Club were outstanding!
Next up, what we all came for, the Roma Cup. Celebrations were high as the horses blazed past. Although there were few wins from our group, the event was a resounding success and many new relationships formed trackside. In true Queensland style there was a late downpour which thankfully didn’t dampen any spirits, just the ground!
As long term supporters of the Roma Turf Club, we were thrilled to be able to support with such a large group in person and thank all involved for your warm hospitality. We look forward to attending next year’s event, and bringing back some of the HCQ spirit to the track.