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AWI wool forum to follow SA livestock leaders election

Sheep Central, August 25, 2015

LivestockSASOUTH Australia’s new livestock industry leaders will be announced at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus this Friday.

Livestock SA will release the results of its board member elections at its annual general meeting in the morning, before a tour of the campus, and the Australian Wool Innovation SA Wool Producers Forum from 1pm.

Livestock SA chief executive Deane Crabb said nine nominations have been received for five vacant board member positions.

“Votes will be counted this week for the nine nominations received from Jack England, Kingston, Roger Farley, Strathalbyn, Richard Halliday, Bordertown, Tom Hampton, Woodside, Alexander MacLachlan, Fleurieu Peninsula, Allan Piggott, Moorlands, Geoff Power, Orroroo, Greg Stevens, Snowtown, and Andy Withers, Naracoorte.”

The Livestock SA AGM at 10am (after morning tea at 9.30am) will be followed by a tour of the campus until lunch at noon.

AWI forum to cover markets, research and development

The forum will start at 1pm with a welcome by WoolProducers Australia president Richard Halliday.

Forum speakers include:

– Jimmy Jackson, AWI general manager, product development and commercialisation, speaking on ‘Encouraging more people in the world to wear wool’.

– Stephen Feighan, AWI country manager, Australia and New Zealand, will give an update on The Woolmark Company’s Australian operations and marketing.

– Emily King, AWI manager, woolgrower extension and adoption, will give an overview of AWI’s research and development.

– Allan Wang, Quality Wool export manager, will outline major market trends overseas.

– Jo Hall, WoolProducers Australia CEO, will describe the organisation and its role.

– Allan Piggott, SA Sheep Industry Blueprint chairman, will give an overview of how producers can be involved with the blueprint.

Mr Crabbe said interest from producers in the work of Livestock SA continued to increase.

“This Friday will be Livestock SA’s second AGM. We’ve been established for just more than two years and have 2260 members from across the state.

“Continuing on from the success of the sheepmeat forum last year, we have worked with AWI to present a forum specifically for wool producers this year,” he said.

More information: RSVP to Livestock SA for catering on 08 8297 2299 or email [email protected] and view the program at www.livestocksa.org.au/pages/agm.php

Source: Livestock SA

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