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Rangeland goat producers sought for industry committee

Sheep Central, September 19, 2022

Australian rangeland goats.

RANGELAND rangeland goat producers are being sought to fill two committee positions on the Goat Industry Research, Development and Adoption Committee.

The committee is an advisory group that provides recommendations on where goat levy funds are invested in research, development, extension and adoption initiatives for the Australian goat meat and livestock industry.

GIRDAC convenes virtually four times a year to review research, development and adoption funding proposals, progress of existing projects and results of concluding projects.

It operates independently to the Goat Industry Council of Australia as a Meat & Livestock Australia-appointed and funded committee.

GIRDAC operates with a national focus and comprises commercial goat producers along with value chain, service providers and subject matter expert representatives as required.

It provides advice and endorsement relating to project management, setting R&D priorities, terms of reference development and review, appointment of service providers and review of current project progress.

Interested rangeland goat producers are encouraged to submit expressions of interest not exceeding two pages to MLA, addressing the following selection criteria:

  • details of experience within the goat industry, specifically rangeland goats
  • details of any experience in research, development and adoption
  • an outline of skills and experience the candidate brings to GIRDAC
  • why the candidate would like to be part of GIRDAC.

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Joe Gebbels (MLA program Manager – sheep and goat productivity) by 21 October 2022 via email: [email protected]

Source – MLA.

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