Livestock SA Blueprint Members Shine in SALRC 2023 Awards
Members of the Livestock SA Blueprint Stand Out in the SALRC 2023 Awards
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2023 Southern Australia Livestock Research Council (SALRC) Awards for Excellence in the Southern Australian Livestock Industries. The awards seek to promote the profitability, productivity, and sustainability of the Southern Australian red meat and livestock industries by honouring exceptional contributions to research, development, extension, communication, and practical innovation.
SALRC Award Recipients for 2023:
- David Seth Cooper (Sheep producer, Jamestown, SA) received the producer award.
- Deborah Scammell (Consultant, Talking Livestock, Sevenhill, South Australia) received the Communication/Extension award.
- Associate Professor Matthew Harrison (Systems Modelling Team Leader, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania, Launceston Tasmania) received the Scientist / Researcher award.
- Sarah Baker (Development Officer, Pasture Systems, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Tamworth) received the Young Achiever award.
The request for nominations had a significant response, and SALRC Chair Ian Rogan expressed satisfaction with it. He emphasised the importance of the awards in recognising innovation among livestock producers and research/advisory services in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia.
From the Livestock SA Blueprint, Seth Cooper emphasised the crucial role SALRC plays in providing R&D with regional direction and ensuring that extension work results in the actual application of research findings. Deborah Scammell, also from the Livestock SA Blueprint, expressed her thanks and recognised the variety of opportunities and challenges of the profession after being given the Communication / Extension Award.
One of Australia's three national research councils, SALRC is an independent, incorporated body that sets the objectives for RD&A for producers of grass-fed beef and sheep products.