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With almost three decades of dedicated service to the livestock industry, Anne Collins is a seasoned professional in her field. The bulk of her extensive career has been devoted to collaborating with livestock producers in the northern parts of South Australia, where she has played a pivotal role in various state-wide and national projects.
Anne's roots in agriculture trace back to her upbringing on a Merino and beef cattle station in central Queensland. She furthered her education and career in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales before making her mark in South Australia. Currently residing on a small block near Quorn, Anne is actively involved in raising White Dorper seedstock.
Her passion extends beyond personal endeavours as she recognises the resilience of individuals pushing boundaries, embracing innovation, and navigating the dynamic landscape of environmental and market challenges. Anne's profound understanding of factors influencing lamb survival, encompassing aspects like ewe nutrition, differential management practices, shelter, lambing mob size, and overall ewe and ram health, underscores her commitment to comprehensive livestock care.
In the ever-evolving realm of livestock management, Anne leverages DNA technologies for early selection of traits that are challenging to measure conventionally, such as meat eating quality. She also focuses on critical aspects like animal welfare and disease resistance, addressing concerns like worm infestation, flystrike, and footrot.