Existing committee members, Stephen Chase – Waitara Angus, Rodger Pryce – Brooklana Angus, Richard Puddicombe – ‘Burindi’ Paraway Pastoral, Keith Howe – Rangers Valley and Hamish Chandler – Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), will be joined by new committee members, Peta Bradley – MLA, Will Schmidt – Rangers Valley, Lindsay Wolrige – Esslemont Angus and Gary Wilkinson – Kyah Park Angus. Stephen Chase will remain as chairperson of the committee.
David Murray (Kilburnie Angus) and Brad Cavanagh (Hardhat Angus) have retired from the committee and are thanked for their valued contributions to this important R&D initiative undertaken by Angus Australia.
The purpose of the ASBP Consultative Committee is to provide guidance to Angus Australia in developing policies, strategies and plans relating to the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP). This includes reviewing the overall operations and progression of the ASBP and considering related project proposals.
Christian Duff, Strategic Projects Manager looks forward to engaging with the committee over the next two years to monitor the progress of the ASBP and to develop related strategies and policies for Board consideration.
“The committee has broad ranging experience related to livestock research and development programs, and importantly deep knowledge of Angus genetics within the beef supply chain.” Mr Duff said.