Research & Development

Livestock producer input wanted on south-east RD&A agenda

Sheep Central, June 21, 2021

SALRC chairman Ian Rogan.

WANTED – sheep, cattle and goat producers who want to help direct the red meat and livestock research, development and adoption agenda in south-eastern Australia.

The Southern Australia Livestock Research Council is seeking expressions of interest from livestock producers to assist in directing the RD&A agenda in south-eastern Australia.

The council said a number of positions across all seven regions are vacant or up for re-appointment.

SALRC is an independent, incorporated association and one of three national research councils setup to provide recommendations RD&A priorities and planning for grass-fed beef and sheep meat producers and R&D professionals throughout Australia.

Positions needing filling include a regional committee chair position in central and western New South Wales, and includinmg Queensland’s sheep region. The first term of the current regional chairs in northern NSW and southern NSW have been completed, and although they are both eligible for reappointment, the position is also open to other applicants.

SALRC’s regional chairs lead established teams comprising producers and other RD&A stakeholders representing key grass-fed beef and sheep meat production areas of south-eastern Australia.

Positions are also available for regional committee members who will work closely with their respective regional committee chair to provide a critical interface between RD&A providers and the needs of red meat and livestock producers.

SALRC chairman, Ian Rogan, from the Central Tablelands region of NSW, believes that the producers representing out red meat industries on the seven SALRC regional committees across NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia play crucial roles in determining priorities for investment of R&D levies paid by sheep and cattle producers across Australia.

The terms of all positions will commence following the SALRC AGM in September and are open in each region to any grass-fed beef and/or sheep meat producer who resides in the respective SALRC region (northern NSW, southern NSW, central and western NSW , central Victoria, western Victoria, south-east Victoria and Tasmania, and South Australia. The selection committee will consider expressions of interest for the regional chair positions on 5 July 2021 and regional committee member positions on 23 July 2021.

For more information, including a copy of regional chair and committee member roles and responsibilities, please visit https://salrc.com.au or contact SALRC executive officer Mike Stephens on 03 5341 6100 or email [email protected]

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