South Australian sheep and cattle funds get new leaders

Sheep Central, May 10, 2023

New SIF chair Graham Clothier.

LIVESTOCK SA has announced leadership and member changes to South Australia’s sheep and cattle industry fund boards.

Livestock SA president, Joe Keynes said inaugural Sheep Industry Fund chair, Ian Rowett, has been replaced by Woolumbool Merino and prime lamb producer Graham Clothier.

Mr Clothier has been involved in sheep production and management since 1981, originally as a shearer, before becoming a partner in the family farm and farming with his brothers and father until 2008.

New CIF chair Tim Burvill.

Inaugural CIF chair, Penny Schulz has been replaced by beef producer and restaurateur Tim Burvill, who also runs a dry aged beef wholesale business under the ‘Kings+Queens’ brand name.

Mr Keynes said Ian Rowett has made an enormous contribution to the South Australian sheep industry in many roles spanning decades and Livestock SA thank him for his service to the fund.

“Graham’s demonstrated leadership skills and extensive industry expertise make him the ideal successor to steer the SIF towards future success and growth,” Mr Keynes said.

Mr Keynes said Penny Schultz drove many initiatives during her time on the CIF, including a lot of hard work over several years to build up the CIF’s resilience and reserves.

“Tim brings a business mind to the table having founded two steak house restaurants in South Australia and Victoria as well as a dry aged beef wholesale business.”

Livestock SA also welcomed Mary Rowe to the SIF as a highly regarded animal nutrition and health specialist with extensive knowledge of sheep and cattle production systems in South and Western Australia.

“Dayna Grey, Meg Bell, and Ashleigh Pulford have also been appointed to the CIF.”

“Dayna has broad marketing expertise and knowledge of red meat production and international markets, Meg has extensive experience in the livestock and mixed agricultural sectors, and Ashleigh has experience in project management and dedication to agricultural innovation.”

Mr Keynes said the SIF and CIF provide a critical advisory role on the allocation of contributions raised from South Australia’s 5200 sheep producers and 2700 beef cattle producers.


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  1. Michael Altus, May 10, 2023

    Get Australian sheep farmers all under the same umbrella and made EID tags mandatory in every state.

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