Report from Angus Australia Board Meeting conducted 28-29th November, 2019

December 11, 2019 9:07 am

The Angus Australia Board met in Armidale on the 28-29th November 2019, following meetings on the 27th November of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program Consultative Committee and the Angus TACE Consultative Committee, and an Open Day / Angus Research Update conducted at Tullimba Research Feedlot (Kingstown) recognising the 10 year anniversary of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program.

The Angus Australia Board meeting included a joint session with representatives from State Committees to review the future role and function of State Committees.   Several items were identified at this meeting for further consideration by the Board during 2020, including the need for broader member consultation.

The Board considered the following items:

  • Review of 2020 Operational Plans for all Angus Australia programs and approval of the associated budgets.
  • Schedule approved for the election in 2020 of a single Director for each the states of NSW, Tasmania and WA; and, two nationally elected Directors.
  • Alignment of annual membership subscription fees for full and commercial members, and introduction of separate service fees for animal registration and genetic evaluation, as follows:
    • Annual Membership Fee (Full and Commercial Members) $110, incl. GST
    • Animal Registration Service Fee $110, incl. GST
    • Genetic Evaluation Service fee $165, incl. GST

Following the adjustments, the cost of Full Membership subscription, animal recording and genetic evaluation (TACE) enrolment for 2020 would be $385, incl. GST (compared to $415, incl GST in 2019)

Angus Australia Board meetings in 2020 are scheduled for: 5th March, 28-29th May, 20-21st August, and 26-27th November.  The AGM is scheduled for 28th May in Melbourne.

The 2020 Regulations and Fee schedule will be available on the Angus Australia website from the 2nd January 2020.

Peter F Parnell
CEO & Company Secretary