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.
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* 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.