More than 400 producers and industry representatives have participated in a packed program of events as part of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Red Meat 2017 in Alice Springs, which wrapped up with the 2017 MLA Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The two-day showcase event for the Australian red meat industry featured a producer tour, business breakfast, industry forums and trade show which highlighted the latest research, innovation and marketing insights.
The formal proceedings of the AGM included consideration of MLA accounts, the election of three Directors to the Board and three producer representatives to the Board Selection Committee.
MLA members voted on the election of three Directors to the MLA Board – which included the election of two first-time Board Directors (see extended biographies below):
- Victorian cattle producer and professional services expert in audit, corporate services and risk management Alan Beckett received 80.5% votes in favour
- Northern cattle production systems specialist and Queensland cattle producer Russell Lethbridge received 86.9% vote in favour
- South Australian sheepmeat and wool producer, who specialises in sheep and cattle breeding techniques, Andrew Michael received 79% votes in favour.