Agribusiness

Livestock SA election attracts four new nominees for vacant board seats

Sheep Central, July 22, 2015

LivestockSALIVESTOCK SA’s board member election next month has attracted four new nominations for the five vacant positions.

The new nominees will go up against five sitting members seeking re-election, which include the body’s current president, vice president and treasurer. Nominations closed last Thursday.

Livestock SA chief executive Deane Crabb says the nine nominations is two more than last year and shows huge interest in Livestock SA’s advocacy work on behalf of producers.

“This makes for a strong field of candidates, and I urge all members of Livestock SA to closely consider the candidate and then to vote.

“Any livestock producer in South Australia who is not yet a member needs to quickly join so that they can also vote.”

The four new nominees include:

– Roger Farley, Strathalbyn, the last state president of SAFF.

– Tom Hampton, Woodside, cattle producer and civil engineer.

– Allan Piggott, Moorlands, SA Sheep Industry Sheep Blueprint chairman and LambEx 2014 conference organising committee chairman.

– Greg Stevens, a cattle producer from Snowtown and a Councillor on the Wakefield Regional Council.

The current Livestock SA board members seeking re-election are:

– Geoff Power, Orroroo, Livestock SA president.

– Jack England, Kingston, Livestock SA vice president.

– Richard Halliday, Bordertown, Livestock SA board member and WoolProducers Australia president.

– Alexander MacLachlan, Fleurieu Peninsula, Livestock SA treasurer and Sheepmeat Council of Australia vice president.

– Andy Withers, Naracoorte, Livestock SA’s representative on the Cattle Council of Australia.

Ballot papers and profiles of each candidate will be posted to members in the next fortnight. The closing date for voting is 5pm on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

Source: Livestock SA

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