Producing beef with integrity for more than 20 years


RETAIN the existing red meat Memorandum of Understanding; abandon it altogether and let the ‘law of the jungle’ dictate industry affairs; merge organisations like MLA, AMPC and Livecorp and their peak industry councils; or establish a new ‘future focused’ organisation to oversee all red meat R&D and industry advocacy.


Left to right: Paul Lucas, former Attorney General, Queensland State Government and experienced company director, adviser, lawyer and State Cabinet Minister; Dr Michael MorganJane Kellock, sheep farmer and Woolgrower; Will Barton, Chief Executive Officer, Gundagai Meat Processors (GMP); Taskforce chair Jim Varghese AM; Stacey Wordsworth, agriculture sector media and communications specialist; Kara Knudsen, Knudsen Cattle, and Nuffield scholar; Troy Setter, Chief Executive Officer, Consolidated Pastoral Companies (CPC); Bruce Taylor; Gary Burridge, former-CEO Northern Cooperative Meatworks Company and experienced export meat processing executive and director.  Absent: Fiona Nash, former Nationals Senator for New South Wales, former Minister for Local Government and Territories, former Minister for Regional Development, former Minister for Regional Communications and former Minister for Rural Health, and current Strategic Advisor for Charles Sturt University.

Nuffield Australia Board of Governance

Kara’s association with Nuffield Australia has been extensive. 

As a 2013 Scholar. Kara completed an Advanced Course in Agricultural Business Management (ACABM) through the Royal Agricultural University’s Worshipful Company of Farmers. 

Kara contributed to developing Nuffield Australia’s strategic plans in 2014-19 and 2020-25. 

Kara was Sponsorship Manager for the 2019 National Conference, has sat on the Programs Committee and participated in State and National Selections. She also sat on the Red Meat MOU Review Taskforce in 2019. 

Kara’s dedication to achieving Nuffield’s strategic direction contributes to the organisation blazing a trail of innovation and change in Australian agriculture.

Kara has completed the Company Director’s Course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is the Director of Chinchilla Vet Services. 


Nuffield Scholar

Kara Knudsen

Northern Australia is a unique area of the country in many ways, and cattle production is no different. Queensland beef producer Kara Knudsen believes the needs of her industry are so unique, she embarked on a scholarship to specifically research genetic progression in the north Australian beef herd. Kara, along with her husband Darcy and two kids, breeds Santa Gertrudis cattle on their property 350 west of Bundaberg. Her push for improved cattle genetics is driven predominantly by a desire for a more profitable industry.

Kara Knudsen was supported by:


Darcy & Kara Knudsen
PO Box 1039, Toowoomba QLD 4350

Phone: 07 4305 6010


Knudsen Cattle is a breeding and trading operation based in Queensland.
The breeding herd has a strong Santa Gertrudis base infused with shorthorn. Genetics are selected using tools such as a breed plan, morphology and structural soundness evaluation.
Cattle are purchased from local areas and backgrounded before heading to local feedlots for the export and domestic markets.
Knudsen Cattle strives for innovation to stay ahead of the curve.