Southern Australian livestock sector award nominations open

Sheep Central, July 19, 2023

SALRC chairman Ian Rogan.

NOMINATIONS have opened for the annual awards for excellence in production, research, extension and youth achievement in the southern Australia livestock industries.

The annual awards are presented by the Southern Australia Livestock Research Council, an independent, incorporated, not for profit organization that operates across southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

The third annual SALRC awards have four categories: livestock producer; scientist/researcher; advisor/extension specialist; young achiever (from either of the previous three categories nominees under 35 years of age).

SALRC chair Ian Rogan said it is really important that innovative and progressive livestock producers are recognised and rewarded.

“They are crucial to the ongoing success, productivity and adaptability of our industries to changing markets, climate trends and community expectations.

“Equally, it is important that our livestock industries recognise and value the important contributions that researchers and advisory specialists make to the future sustainability and productivity of the industries,” he said.

The winners of the 2022 SALRC awards were Tasmanian sheep producer Georgie Burbury; University of Melbourne researcher Professor Richard Eckard; Local Land Services livestock extension specialist  Gemma Turnbull and; Communication / Extension 2022 Award recipient Gemma Turnbull said “I was surprised and University of Sydney lecturer in livestock behaviour and welfare Dr Sabrina Lomax.

These award winners were presented with their awards at the Livestock 2022 Conference held by SALRC in Melbourne last September, which was attended by leading livestock producers, researchers and advisors from across Australia.

SALRC contributes to the priority setting, planning and communication of results of research and development activities that are conducted for the sheep meat and beef cattle industries across those regions.

Nominations for the awards must be received by the SALRC secretariat by 31 July and winners will be announced at a dinner that aligns with the SALRC Council meeting in Wagga Wagga, NSW on 10 October.

For more information or for a copy of the nomination kit please visit or contact SALRC Secretariat on 03 5341 6100 or email [email protected]



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