New ad­vi­sory group for MLA

Countryman - - MACHINERY AND TECHNOLOGY - Zach Relph

Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia is es­tab­lish­ing an ad­vi­sory group to in­crease on-farm re­search and de­vel­op­ment.

It is seek­ing pro­duc­ers in­ter­ested in re­search and de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties to join its pro­ducer adop­tion ref­er­ence group.

MLA pro­ducer con­sul­ta­tion and adop­tion gen­eral man­ager David Packer said the new group, which he would chair, would over­see pro­gram im­ple­men­ta­tion and strat­egy.

“These ref­er­ence groups are key in­ter­faces be­tween MLA and the red-meat and live­stock in­dus­try and they en­sure that MLA’s pro­grams seek out­comes that are rel­e­vant to and val­ued by pro­duc­ers,” he said.

“The pro­ducer adop­tion ref­er­ence group will pro­vide strate­gic di­rec­tion on adop­tion-re­lated is­sues and pro­vide ad­vice to MLA within the con­fines of bud­get and gov­er­nance mat­ters.

“The group will pro­vide ad­vice and pri­ori­ti­sa­tion of MLA ac­tiv­i­ties. “It will also mon­i­tor key per­for­mance in­di­ca­tors and apprise peak in­dus­try coun­cils on the out­comes of adop­tion­re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties across the red­meat sec­tor.”

The search is on for three beef pro­duc­ers, two sheep meat pro­duc­ers, one wool grower, an adop­tion re­searcher, adop­tion ser­vice provider and two peak in­dus­try coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tives are to join the group.

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