Report from Angus Australia Board meeting conducted on 21-22nd Sept 2016

October 4, 2016 9:42 am

The Angus Australia Board met in Sydney on 21st-22nd September 2016.  This was followed by the inaugural meeting of the Angus Youth Consultative Committee on 22-23rd September.
Items addressed at the Board meeting include:

  • Review of Certified Angus Beef P/L, and election of Brett Piraner to replace Mark Gubbins on the CAG P/L Board when he retires from this position in November 2016.
  • Review of Risk Management by Angus Australia and decision to establish a Strategy & Risk Committee to (i) assist the Board in monitoring and developing appropriate responses to strategic risks (strategic threats as well as opportunities to create value for members); (ii) assist the Board in appropriately integrating risk management and strategy development; (iii) promote an appropriate risk culture within Angus Australia; and, (iv) assist the Board in oversight of the implementation of Angus Australia’s risk management framework by its staff.
  • Review of Angus Australia’s northern development strategy, with discussion of potential future activities for action in 2017.
  • Review of progress with the development of “single-step” methodology for Angus BREEDPLAN, and examination of the calculation of EBVs for imported sires in Angus BREEDPLAN.
  • Confirmation that a National Angus Conference will be conducted in May 2017 at Ballarat, VIC.
  • Confirmation of support for Angus Australia’s participation in the National Livestock Genetics Consortium (NLGC) initiative being developed by Meat and Livestock Australia.

The next Angus Australia Board meeting will be conducted in Armidale on Friday 25th November 2016.

 
Peter Parnell
Chief Executive Officer

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