Report from Angus Australia Board meeting conducted on 14-15th July 2015

July 27, 2016 2:41 pm

The Angus Australia Board met in Dubbo, NSW on 14-15th July 2016. The meeting included a joint session with the NSW State Committee, also meeting in Dubbo at the time. The Board meeting was followed by a field trip to Trangie and Narromine on Saturday 16th July.

Items addressed at the Board meeting include:

  • Discussion with representatives of the Angus New Zealand Board to investigate potential joint future initiatives associated with youth development, Trans-Tasman Angus BREEDPLAN genetic evaluation,  utilization of genomics data, progeny testing, database and recording services.
  • Approval of the composition of Consultative Committees, as follows:
  • Angus Youth Consultative Committee: Laura Grubb (Chair), James Knight, Hannah Powe, Farrah Preston; with Brad Gilmour (Marketing, Communications and Youth Committee Chairman) and the Angus Youth Development Officer to be ex‐officio members.
  • Angus BREEDPLAN Consultative Committee: James Laurie (Chair), Bryan Corrigan, Sinclair Munro and Frank Archer; with Lindsay Wolrige (Breed Development & Extension Committee Chairman) and Andrew Byrne (Breed Development & Extension Manager) to be ex-officio members.
  • Angus Sire Benchmarking Consultative Committee: Ross Thompson (Chair), Stephen Handbury, David Murray, Stephen Chase, Don Mackay (Rangers Valley Feedlot), and Sam Gill (MLA); with Libby Creek (Angus Australia Chairman), Sam White (Strategic Projects Committee Chairman), Peter Parnell (CEO), Christian Duff (Strategic Projects Manager) and Nick Butcher (ASBP Project Officer) to be ex-officio members.
  • A Commercial Development Program to be commenced to enhance Angus Australia’s engagement with participants of the beef supply chain, including commercial producers, feedlots, processors and exporters.
  • Approval to proceed with expansion of Angus Australia office to accommodate future staff requirements.

The next Angus Australia Board meeting will be conducted in Sydney on Wednesday 21st September 2016.

Peter Parnell
Chief Executive Officer
21st July 2015

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