VFF live­stock team seeks nom­i­na­tions

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Ag Life -

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]

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