You're invited...launch of the SA Beef Industry Blueprint
For the past year, Livestock SA has been leading a strategic process to develop a plan that will guide the growth and development of the SA beef industry. It specifically outlines key opportunities that will increase the industry’s value by more than $200 million.
This work has involved convening a 24-person working group with expertise along the whole value chain, consulting and gathering feedback from every corner of the sector and analysing National Livestock Identification System and commercial data to quantify industry productivity and value at a regional level.
This culminates with the launch of the SA Beef Industry Blueprint. The blueprint outlines the targets and actions to ensure the SA beef industry remains a major economic contributor to the state economy. It has a major focus on increasing consistency of supply of premium beef based on key credentials including product integrity, animal welfare, natural resource stewardship, product quality and nutritional value.
The launch will take place on Friday morning at Growing SA and be presented by Committee Chair, Bruce Creek.
Bruce Creek has a strong history in the South Australian beef cattle sector, he currently works for Thomas Elder Consulting operating as an Agricultural Business Management consultant focusing on agriculture businesses, livestock and project management in Australia and internationally. He formerly managed several properties on Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula, overseeing a 3000-cow commercial herd and 16,000 ewe flock. He also formerly worked for The Basin Angus Stud, selling 300 bulls a year; managing a commercial beef cattle herd at Avenue Range for the Bainger family’s Hillcrest Pastoral Company and spent 4.5 years in Kazakhstan establishing an Angus herd of about 4000 cows. Under his leadership the Far Eastern European business grew to become one of the world’s largest registered Angus herds.
Mentoring and developing agriculture's emerging leaders
Don't miss the opportunity to hear from four of the grain and livestock industries' brightest stars on the causes that matter to producers. Facilitated by Growing SA MC Belinda Cay, it will discuss the future policy settings required for growth, the relevance of advocacy bodies and growing our rural and regional communities as the vital support network to farming businesses.
Featuring emerging leaders Natalie Sommerville and Jared Sampson for GPSA and Fiona Rasheed and Jamie Heinrich for Livestock SA, it's sure to be an insightful end to the Growing SA Conference.