What are your on-farm research and development needs? Do you have issues about grass-fed cattle and sheep you would like to discuss?
The Western Australian Livestock Research Council (WALRC) will launch its first industry consultation for 2016, the perfect opportunity to raise your concerns and learn more about on-farm development projects and plans in the region.
The meeting will be held in Northampton on Thursday, 4 February 2016, and is an open-invite to the community.
WALRC is a group of WA producers and industry representatives, (including NRM representative and NACC board chair Jill Wilson), whose role is to consult with producers and advise Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) on priorities for investment. It is a new organisation and was formed late last year with one meeting held in November 2015, at Muresk (near Northam).
The meeting will provide an opportunity to have your say on topics relating to farmers in the region, and will also host Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Managing Director, Richard Norton, who will discuss current projects and offer an update on sheep and cattle markets and future market trends.
This will be the first of a number of meetings held around the Northern Agricultural Region during 2016.
WALRC and the new MLA Consultation Strategy provides you an opportunity to share your views, and to help drive the future direction of levy-payer funded research, development and adoption programs that happen in the region.
If you can’t get to the consultation, you can still have your issues heard by sending through a WALRC ‘R&D for me’ form, which will be added to any issues brought to the WALRC table through the meetings.
Northern WA grass-fed cattle producers are able to engage in the MLA consultation process through the North Australia Beef Research Council (NABRC).
The meeting will be held on 4 February 2016, at the Northampton Community Centre from 1pm onwards.
To register for the forum, please RSVP by Monday, 1 February, to the WALRC secretariat on 0428 882 828 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.