SALRC appoints Regional Chairs and new sheepmeat and grass-fed beef producer members on Regional Committees

The Southern Australia Livestock Research Council (SALRC) has appointed new Regional Chairs for its Northern NSW and Central & Western NSW, including QLD Sheepmeat, Regional Committees and appointed a number of new producer members on its Regional Committees.

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

Magnus Aitken, a sheep and cattle producer from the Conargo region, has been appointed Regional Chair of the Central and Western NSW, including QLD Sheep, Regional Committee. Magnus manages Paraway Pastoral’s Steam Plains and Cooinbil Stations and is the Board Chair of Western NSW Local Land Services. Christine White, a cattle and sheep producer from the Coolah region, has been appointed the Regional Chair of the Northern NSW Regional Committee. Christine is a Board Member of the Central West Local Land Services and a Producer Member on MLA’s Producer Advisory Reference Group (PARG).

In addition to the two newly appointed regional Chairs, SALRC is also pleased to announce that Lisa Anderson (Southern NSW Regional Committee Chair) will continue her leadership role with SALRC, with her second term commencing following the SALRC AGM on 15 September 2021. SALRC Chair Ian Rogan also welcomes a number of new sheepmeat and grass-fed beef producer members to the Regional Committees:

  • Louisa-Jane Cunningham, Western Victoria
  • Georgie Knight, Western Victoria
  • Will Bignell, South east Victoria and Tasmania 
  • Wayne Osborne, South east Victoria and Tasmania
  • Allan Vagg, Central and Western NSW including QLD Sheepmeat
  • Sandra Ireson, Central and Western NSW including QLD Sheepmeat

In announcing these appointments SALRC Chair, Ian Rogan said “these appointments follow a strong commitment to building industry and organisational capability and once again followed an extensive selection and appointment process. Our lamb and beef producer members of our seven regional committees across four states, bring crucial on-ground experience to the processes we use to develop priorities for research and development that can bring value to our industries”.

The Terms of all positions commenced following the SALRC AGM on 15 September 2021. More information about recruitment can be found on the SALRC website.

 A copy of the full press release is included for download below.