SALRC 2021 awards for excellence in southern Australian livestock industries to be announced on Wednesday 15 September 2021

The Southern Australia Livestock Research Council (SALRC) will announce award recipients across the southern Australian livestock industries at an online event on Wednesday 15 September 2021. The awards were developed to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the contributions of individuals to research, development, extension, communication and practical application of innovation on farm, to improve the profitability, productivity and sustainability of the Southern Australian red meat and livestock industries.

SALRC is an independent, incorporated association and one of three national Councils setup to provide recommendations on Research, Development & Adoption (RD&A) priorities and planning for grass-fed beef and sheepmeat producers throughout Australia.

SALRC 2021 Award categories include Producer, Scientist / Researcher, Communication / Extension and Young Achiever.  In announcing the awards, SALRC Chair Ian Rogan said “innovation and excellence should be recognised and rewarded in our livestock industries. The successful future of our sheep and beef industries depends on the research, development and commercial adoption of best practice and new knowledge and products.” Better pastures, improved genetics and management of livestock, meeting market expectations in environmental impacts, animal welfare and product quality-  all provide opportunities for ongoing improvements.

Mr Rogan added that “In all these areas, SALRC aims to support and recognise those at the researcher, advisor and producer levels that are taking the lead in progressing these aspects of our industries”.

The Awards will be presented online on Wednesday 15 September 2021 at 5.30pm (AEST). The Awards presentation will also include an update on progress towards Carbon Neutral Agriculture from guest speaker Professor Richard Eckard (University of Melbourne).

SALRC will continue to identify and recognise outstanding contributors to the red meat and livestock industries in future.

RSVP by Tuesday 14th September 2021 via the SALRC Secretariat by emailing or calling 03 5341 6100.