Six of best for WA model

The West Australian

Six WA livestock producers who will drive the collection of research, development and adoption needs from local regions across the south of the State have been named as producer committee members of the Western Australian Livestock Research Council.

WALRC was created as part of a new consultation model designed by industry to better capture grassroots producer feedback on where RD&A investment is required.

The group will join the Southern Australia Meat Research Council and the existing North Australia Beef Research Council as key bodies to pass on feedback from producers to the Red Meat Panel for consideration in setting RD&A priorities.

It is supported by MLA and co- investors CSIRO, University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Murdoch University.

MLA general manager of livestock productivity Jane Weatherley said the committee members announced, from the southern regions of WA, would help their local producers have direct input into the investment of industry levies.

Erin Gorter has been named WALRC co-ordinator and will be supported by the WALRC producer committee members announced last month including:

·Craig Forsyth - Dongara.

·John Fry - Donnybrook.

·Jessica Horstmann - Northampton.

·Gina Micke - Moora.

·John Wallace - Esperance

·Mark Forrester - Nullarbor.

Ms Gorter encouraged producers in southern WA to speak directly with their committee members.

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