Agribusiness

Livestock SA issues on the agenda at Willalooka meeting

Sheep Central, March 21, 2016
Bruce Creek will be guest speaker at the Livestock SA meeting.

Kazakhstan Angus operation manager Bruce Creek will be guest speaker at the Livestock SA meeting.

ISSUES affecting south-east South Australian livestock producers will be discussed at a Livestock SA dinner meeting at the Willalooka Tavern on March 30.

Guest speaker will be well-known cattleman Bruce Creek, but also attending the meeting will be Livestock SA president Geoff Power and Livestock SA southern region chairman Peter Stock.

Mr Creek will share insights into his work in Kazakhstan as manager of Sever Agro N’s large-scale Angus beef operation. He and wife Libby previously managed the Bainger family’s Hillcrest Pastoral Company based at Avenue Range, before taking the Kazakhstan position in 2012.

Since 2012, Sever Agro N’s beef business has grown to become one of the world’s largest registered Angus herds, with 2500 females on the company’s 7000-hectare property at Karabalyk, 50 kilometres south of the Russian border.

Mr Stock said it had been a busy start to the year for the organisation, with a successful meeting held at Robe in late January.

“We also organised for hay which was generously donated from producers in the Lucindale and Naracoorte districts and trucked by local carriers up to the Adelaide Plains for distribution to stock owners impacted by the Pinery fire.

“I’m very grateful to those who contributed to this initiative and am very proud of the way Livestock SA coordinated the effort,” he said.”

Mr Stock said the meeting should be a great opportunity for producers, especially those from the local Tatiara area, to join us for a meal and a discussion about the issues affecting the livestock sector in our region.

“We look forward to welcoming existing members, prospective members and others interested in our region’s livestock industry at Willalooka on the 30th.”

The Livestock SA meeting will start at 7 pm, although attendees are invited to arrive from 6pm and order a meal and share a drink prior to the start of the evening’s formalities. Meals will be available at a special discounted price for those attending the meeting.

To RSVP or for enquiries, contact Livestock SA southern region chairman Peter Stock 0427 817 326 or regional secretary Tom Dawkins on 0402 406 695.

Source: Livestock SA.

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