Cattle Industry Funding Scheme: Annual Report 2013/14

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Industry Management Committee members

The terms of all the members of the inaugural Industry Management Committee expired in 2013. Nominations were sought from Industry and assessed by an Appointments Committee comprised of industry representatives. The Appointments Committee made recommendations to the Minister for Agriculture and Food on the Committee membership and terms of appointment. The newly appointed Committee began operating in September 2013, with the Committee appointing the Chairperson.

Mr David Jarvie (Chairman) is the General Manager Feeds and Animal Production Ltd., Group Veterinarian and Transport Division Manager at Wellard Rural Exports. David joined the Wellard Group in 1990 after positions in veterinary practice in the Riverina and with Metro Meat Ltd. as on-board Veterinarian, Live-Export Manager and Manager at Geraldton Abattoir. From 1985-1990, David was an AQIS Veterinary officer based in Melbourne, supervising livestock exports. David has been a Director of Livecorp since 2007, and is a member of the Biosecurity Council of Western Australia.

Mrs Wendy Brockhurst is a partner in Larrawa Station (Fitzroy Crossing), with more than 20 years of beef cattle management experience.

Mr Craig Forsyth runs a 3600ha family farm in the Irwin Shire, 400km north of Perth. The main farming enterprise comprises of cattle fattening and backgrounding for several pastoral properties. He represents the Producers Round Table on the WA Beef Council and is a WA representative on SARMIC. Craig is Chairman of the Mingenew-Irwin group and has been a member since its inception in 1997.

Mr John Fry is the owner/operator of a large breeder herd and registered feedlot in Donnybrook. He has been part of various committees, including Western Beef Association, Producers Round Table, WA Beef Council and the Beef CRC advisory committee.

Mr John Giumelli runs a beef herd at Dardanup, following 40 years involvement in the dairy industry. He represents the interests of the dairy industry on the Industry Management Committee. John has always been heavily involved in the politics of the dairy industry, and ran a very successful Dairy Traineeship for TAFE over an eight year period.

Mr Tony Hiscock is the Manager of Alcoa Farmlands, responsible for the freehold landholdings and farming business that occupies Alcoa’s major rural properties. He has been involved in the cattle industry for many years, and is the current Chairman of the WA Beef Council Inc.

Mr Graham Nixon has farmed at New Norcia for many years, mainly breeding grain-fed Angus cattle, running sheep and cereal cropping. Graham has an extensive background in the WA cattle industry, representing WA producers on various State and National bodies.

Name Position Expiry of term

David Jarvie

Chairman

30 June 2016

Wendy Brockhurst

Member

30 June 2016

Craig Forsyth

Member

30 April 2015

John Fry

Member

30 June 2016

John Giumelli

Member

30 June 2016

Tony Hiscock

Member

30 June 2016

Graham Nixon

Member

30 June 2016