Grazing systems coordinator
BEING part of Meat & Livestock Australia’s new adoption and extension program, Profitable Grazing Systems, has been made easier for red meat producers and service providers with the establishment of dedicated central contact points for each state and territory.
PGS state coordinators have been appointed for Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, southern Western Australia, northern Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The recruitment process for a South Australia coordinator is underway.
The PGS program provides cattle, sheep and goat producers with long-term guidance from specialist coaches to help boost their management skills and increase on-farm adoption of research and development (R&D). The supported learning environment involves a local, group-based approach to extension and adoption.
The PGS coordinators for Queensland is Andrew McCartney from Condamine Alliance. Meat & Livestock Australia’s Michael Crowley said the coordinators would help link producers with the service providers who were delivering the PGS program throughout Australia.