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Specialised Breeders Australia Board resignation announcement
SPECIALISED Breed- ers Australia wishes to advise that Richard Rayner has resigned as chief executive officer and will be retiring from the poultry indus- try on June 30, 2019.
SBA has initiated an international search to source a suitable re- placement for Richard, and we anticipate mak- ing an announcement regarding the appoint- ment of a new CEO pri- or to his departure.
Richard joined SBA in January 2014 and has been at the helm of the company during a peri- od of significant growth.
Under his leadership and guidance, SBA has constructed a new production farm, rede-
veloped a parent rear- ing farm, constructed a state-of-the-art com- mercial chicken hatch- ery and secured a new long-term agreement with Seqirus in the vac- cine egg business.
Richard developed export markets for par- ent stock into Asia and implemented process improvement initiatives designed to optimise op- erations and reduce bio- security risks.
In addition, Rich-
ard has supported and developed the team at SBA, setting a solid foundation for future growth.
The Board would like to take this opportunity to extend their thanks and gratitude to Richard for his significant con- tribution to SBA, and wish him well in his future endeavours. Robert Green Chairman
Specialised Breeders Australia
Australian Organic Limited joins the NFF
THE National Farmers’ Federation is pleased to welcome Australian Or- ganic Limited as a mem- ber of agriculture’s peak representative body.
Australian Organic Limited is a member owned not-for-profit in- dustry body that supports and promotes certified or- ganic businesses and is a major force in ensuring organic standards in Aus-
tralia remain in the hands of the supply chain.
NFF president Fiona Simson said the issues or- ganic farmers faced were common to many farmers and it made sense for their interests to be well rep- resented in NFF’s policy and advocacy efforts.
“As Australian farm- ing’s peak representative body, it is our role to rep- resent all farmers,” Ms
Simson said.
“Having Australia Or-
ganic Limited join the NFF means we can get a more informed under- standing of the challenges and opportunities before organic farmers and, as a result, be better able to advocate in the interests of all farmers.”
The 2018 Market Report compiled by Australian Organic Limited revealed the current area of land under certified organic management in Australia is 35 million hectares – more than half of all certi- fied land area on Earth.
Australian Organic Lim- ited general manager Niki Ford said there were an estimated 1998 certified organic primary produc- ers in Australia including farmers, graziers, apia- rists and wild harvesters.
“We are excited to be-
come an associate mem- ber of the NFF and are looking forward to repre- senting the broader organ- ic industry and becom- ing more involved with the NFF over the coming years,” Ms Ford said.
Ms Ford said to make the most of the opportuni- ties before it, the organic sector needed a strong voice in Canberra.
“Australian Organic Limited’s membership of NFF will ensure our sec- tor’s interests are drawn to the attention of our federal politicians and our needs considered in Government decisions,” she said.
Australian Organic Lim- ited joins NFF’s 30-strong member group, who have a shared vision for agri- culture to be a $100 bil- lion industry by 2030, up from today’s $60 billion.
Entries opening soon for 2019 Royal Melbourne Poultry Show
IT is with great pleasure and excite- ment that the event organisers announce the 2019 Royal Mel- bourne Poultry Show will take place during the Royal Melbourne Show.
The 2019 judging will be conducted on Friday, September 20, prior to the Royal Melbourne Show com- mencing the following day.
The poultry will then remain on display until the afternoon of Tues- day, September 24.
This provides exhibi- tors a great opportunity to showcase the poul- try industry throughout four of the Royal Mel- bourne Show’s busiest days.
The Royal Agricul- tural Society of Vic- toria is committed to making the Royal Mel- bourne Show the home of the best competi- tions, exhibitions and entertainment and the organisers hope you will join in celebrating excellence at Victoria’s largest and most pres- tigious poultry compe- tition.
Entries open: Wednesday, May 22.
Entries close: Friday, August 9.
Friday, September 20.
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