VFF livestock team seeks nominations
Victoria’s farming peak body has encouraged farmers with a passion and vision for the Victorian livestock industry to step up and nominate for the Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Policy Council.
The VFF Livestock Group has called for nominations to fill five vacancies representing the regions of Mallee, North Central, Glenelg, Goulburn Broken, and West Gippsland.
VFF Livestock Group president Leonard Vallance said being on the Livestock Policy Council was an opportunity for farmers to contribute to policy, set the advocacy direction, and make a difference for livestock farmers and the industry.
“The VFF Livestock Group has a strong record of success,” he said.
“We have been at the frontline of negotiations with industry and government to improve animal welfare, livestock traceability and market access.
“Our biosecurity extension program, Stock Sense, helps producers adopt industry-leading animal health and production practices.
“We will continue to lead the way for Victoria in national standards for loading ramps, permanent kangaroo control framework for Victoria, protecting live export and fighting farm crime.
“Our council is filled with proactive and dedicated livestock producers who have all played a role in the livestock group’s success.
“I thank every member of the council for their hard work and valuable contributions and I encourage any farmer who feels they have what it takes to apply and represent the views of their region.”
Mr Vallance said VFF Livestock members should have received a nomination form in the mail and via email.
He said people must lodge nominations with a returning officer no later than 5pm on Monday.
Completed nomination forms can be emailed to returningoffi[email protected]