SA Beef & Sheep Industry Blueprint Working Group welcomes new members
The Beef and Sheep Industry Blueprint Working Group met on 19 October. Chair Jane Kellock noted the recent passing of long time Michell Wool CEO, Steven Read and formally acknowledged the huge contribution he made to the development of the Australian wool industry and his support of the SA Sheep Industry Blueprints. Three new members were welcomed to the group:
Henry Goode brings a wealth of experience and new passion as a 5th generation farmer operating 3,400ha mixed farming on the Limestone Coast. He farms modern merinos with a focus on dual-purpose genetics and welfare traits. Henry has a particular interest in developing lamb survival practices to improve production and animal welfare outcomes, in addition to Lamb meat eating quality testing in abattoirs and novel ways to attract and retain a skilled workforce. He is also a member of the SheepConnect Producer Advisory Panel.
Rebecca Rowe brings much-needed expertise from beef feed lotting. Bec is the General Manager of both Princess Royal and Tungali Feedlots, is a member of the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA), and has a particular passion for the use of technology to monitor and enhance animal health and wellbeing in intensive systems and associated freight methodologies.
Mark Fennell brings 30 years of practical experience and contributes a much-needed extensive production perspective from the state’s north where he operates a million-acre Chabray cattle station. Mark also brings a unique view of the complex issues associated with the Rangelands from sitting on the Marla-Oodnadatta Natural Resource Management Group, the Pastoral Board of SA, and Regional Development Australia (Far North).