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Livestock SA welcomes re-election of Amanda Giles to CCA Board

Livestock SA has welcomed the re-election of Amanda Giles to the Board of the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA).

Amanda was elected to the Livestock SA Board at its 2018 AGM, held as part of the Growing SA Conference in September.

Livestock SA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Curtis said he was pleased that Amanda is to continue with the CCA Board.

“She will bring enthusiasm and a modern, strategic perspective to the CCA Board,” he said.

“She’s a terrific advocate for the South Australian beef cattle industry and we’re very pleased to see her successful re-appointment.”

Amanda is a third-generation farmer within her family’s business which breeds and finishes grassfed beef cattle and prime lambs in the South East.

Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science) at the University of Adelaide, studied for a semester at Michigan State University and worked for 18 months as an Animal Health Adviser for Biosecurity SA.

She has volunteered with the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) for four years as a member of the animal health, welfare and biosecurity policy committee and has served as Livestock SA’s representative on the CCA board since 2016.

Her main focuses are on market access, consumer perception of the industry and ensuring policy outcomes create a business environment which fosters profitable livestock enterprises.

At the CCA AGM NSW producer Tony Hegarty, Cassilis, was elected as CCA’s new president, as immediate past president Howard Smith completed his four-year term.

Northern Territory cattle producer Markus Rathsmann was elected as Cattle Council’s new vice president.

Published: 21 November 2018