SALRC Producers attend Australian Agriculture Immersive Technology Conference

The Australian Agriculture Immersive Technology Conference took place in Melbourne on 10-11 July, with SALRC producers Georgina Gubbins (Western Victoria Producer Member) and Christine White (Northern NSW Regional Producer Member) attending the conference. The two day mixed reality conference and trade show aimed to provide attendees an understanding of mixed reality systems to Australia’s agriculture supply chains (production systems, processing facilities, value adders and retailers). The program will enable solution providers to demonstrate what is possible today and what might be possible in the future. Along with the presentations, attendees were able immerse themselves in available technology at the tradeshow and provide valuable input on the application of mixed reality systems for each of Australia’s agriculture sectors.

SALRC appoints new Regional Chairs

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The Southern Australia Livestock Research Council (SALRC) has appointed new Regional Chairs for its Southern NSW, Western Victoria and South-East Victoria-Tasmania Regional Committees. SALRC Chair Designate, Ian Rogan announced the appointments last week.

“These appointments follow a strong commitment to building industry and organisational capability and once again follow an extensive selection and appointment process,” Mr Rogan said.

Lisa Anderson, a prime lamb producer from the Wagga area, has been appointed Regional Chair of Southern NSW. Lisa is the Chair of Farm Link and the AgriFutures Pasture Seeds Advisory Panel.

In commenting on her imminent start in the SALRC role, Ms Anderson said – “I am excited to be leading the Southern NSW Committee. I believe that there is scope for greater collaboration between livestock, grains and pastures R&D and to drive adoption of complementary research outputs across the region.”

The other new appointees, Georgie Burbury (South-East Victoria and Tasmania) and Ben Young (Western Victoria) will take up their positions at the end of the SALRC AGM in September. Ms Burbury, who is a prime lamb producer from Northern Tasmania, said “I am looking forward to the challenge of helping producers capitalise on the current positive environment in red meat production.”

Mr Young, a cattle producer from Macarthur stated he is “excited to be working with a committee of leading producers that have a strong understanding of what’s needed in research, development and adoption across Western Victoria to ensure a profitable and sustainable future for red meat producers in Southern Australia.”

Outgoing SALRC Chair, Angus Hobson – whose term finishes on 30 June – paid tribute to the work of Jenny O’Sullivan and Tim Leeming.

“Jenny and Tim have made outstanding contributions to SALRC, and leave behind solid foundations in the operations of their respective committees, and we wish them well in the future,” Mr Hobson said.

As part of the recruitment process, the terms of two Producer Committee Members in each region will end at the conclusion of the AGM in September those positions will be advertised in the next few weeks.  The Producer Committees are paramount to the success of SALRC and the setting of Research, Development and Adoption (RD&A) priorities.

 

Ends – 21/06/19

 

For more information contact SALRC on 03 5341 6100 or email info@salrc.com.au

 

* SALRC is an independent, apolitical body comprising commercial producers and research, development and adoption (RD&A) co-investors.  SALRC focuses on identifying and addressing RD&E issues that are impacting the red meat and livestock industries of south-eastern Australia, and works closely with its northern and western counterparts (the North Australia Beef Research Council and Western Australia Livestock Research Council) in progressing national RD&A programs, and supporting Meat and Livestock Australia’s Annual Project Call process.

SALRC Appoints a New Chair

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SALRC appoints Ian Rogan as Chair

The Southern Australia Livestock Research Council (SALRC) has today announced the appointment of Ian Rogan as the incoming Chair of SALRC.

Unanimously selected by the SALRC selection panel from a wide field of strong candidates, Ian Rogan has more than 40 years’ experience in southern production systems, including previous roles with NSW and SA Departments of Agriculture, Hassall and Associates Pty Ltd and Australian Wool Innovation. With extensive Board experience relating to business, research, development, extension, water and natural resource management, Ian is well credentialed to provide leadership to SALRC in its important roles to increase efficiency, collaboration and industry outcomes from research, development and extension.

In his role as SALRC Chair, Ian will lead the organisation’s strategic planning initiatives, provide direction to the Council’s regional committee structure, and assist in the collation of RD&E investment priorities on behalf of SALRC’s producer and investor members. In addition Ian will facilitate the annual collection and collation of producer research priorities for Meat and Livestock Australia’s (MLA) levy- funded project call and join the Red Meat Panel to inform MLA Research, Development and Adoption investments.

“I look forward to the challenge of this new role. I’ve been very impressed with the work SALRC has done in connecting researchers with producers and am excited to be a part of the process. With a few decades in the agriculture research game under my belt, I hope I can bring experience and a fresh outlook to SALRC,” Rogan said.

Ian Rogan will take over from current chair Angus Hobson, who was eligible for reappointment but chose not to apply for a second term. Transition arrangements between the ingoing and outgoing Chair are underway.

Mr Hobson was appointed to the position of SALRC chair in February 2017, and through the course of his tenure has been instrumental in the council’s growth, and the increased recognition SALRC has achieved throughout the red meat industry.

“I congratulate Ian on his appointment and wish him well in his new position,” Mr Hobson said.

The council and regional committees are jointly funded through Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and through investment partners, including state departments, universities and other industry bodies.

Ends – 27/05/2019

 

For more information contact SALRC on 03 5341 6100 or email info@salrc.com.au

 

* SALRC is an independent, apolitical body comprising commercial producers and research, development and extension (RD&E) co-investors.  SALRC focuses on identifying and addressing RD&E issues that are impacting the red meat and livestock industries of south-eastern Australia, and works closely with its northern and western counterparts (the North Australia Beef Research Council and Western Australia Livestock Research Council) in progressing national RD&E programs, and supporting Meat and Livestock Australia’s Annual Project Call process.