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Page 8 – National Poultry Newspaper, December 2018/January 2019
Daniel Jalalaty, Game Farm, Julie Rynksi, Customer Executive Regional & Agribusiness, NAB and Armenio Bento, Game Farm.
Armenio Bento and Daniel Jalalaty.
Game bird producer highlighted
INNOVATIVE Man- dalong game producer Game Farm was high- lighted at the 2019 NAB Agribusiness Calendar launch in Toowoomba recently for having
achieved extraordinary growth and results in agribusinesses.
Game Farm founder Ar- menio Bento spoke in a panel discussion at the launch, and the business
features in the 2019 NAB Agribusiness Calendar.
Game Farm
Furniture maker and Portuguese immigrant Armenio Bento began breeding game from an aviary in his Bondi Junc- tion backyard in 1973 as a hobby.
After a devastating fire that destroyed his entire furniture warehouse, he decided to build his game hobby into big business and by 1986 Bento had created Australia’s first fully automated game bird processing plant.
It was a gamble that paid off: Game Farm has grown into one of the southern hemisphere’s
biggest game bird pro- ducers.
Now, with Bento’s son- in-law Scott Evans as CEO, the company’s big- gest innovation has been travelling the world to build a global alliance through which members share best practice to cre- ate global benchmarks, improving efficiency and quality.
In 2019, Game Farm will launch a state-of- the art production facil- ity in Mandalong, NSW, boosting growth through technology that aims to improve hatchability by up to 20 percent. au
Applications open for AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program Advisory Panel Chair position
AGRIFUTURES Aus- tralia is seeking appli- cations from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Chair of the AgriFutures Chick- en Meat Program Advi- sory Panel.
The Advisory Panel consists of people with a range of skills and ex- perience in the research, farming and processing sectors of the chicken meat industry, together with a representative from AgriFutures Aus- tralia.
The Panel, in partner- ship with AgriFutures Australia, provides rec- ommendations on the allocation of research, development and exten- sion funding for the Ag- riFutures Chicken Meat Program and meets, on average, four times per year either in person or via teleconference.
Members of the Panel will be recompensed for their services to AgriFu- tures Australia at rates determined by the Com- monwealth’s Remunera- tion Tribunal.
Please note that Advi- sory Panels do not hold financial delegations.
Panel members are en- titled to sitting fees for meetings and travel ex- penses.
As Chair of the AgriFu- tures Chicken Meat Advi-
sory Panel you will:
• Work closely with the AgriFutures Australia Program Manager in the development of meeting agendas and reporting of meetings to the Advisory
Panel members;
•Chair effective panel
meetings that support an open and transparent de- cision-making process in accordance with the Ag- riFutures Australia pro- curement processes; and
• Ensure the strategic direction of the AgriFu- tures Chicken Meat Pro- gram is maintained as per the Chicken Meat Pro- gram Five Year RD&E Plan 2014-2019.
How to apply
Applicants are required to complete the applica- tion form, skills matrix and attach their CV (no longer than three pages) via the online application system at agrifutures.
As part of the applica- tion process, applicants will be required to out- line relevant experience in the Australian agricul- tural sector and expected contribution to the Advi- sory Panel.
Submissions close Tues- day, December 18, 2018.
For more information, contact Research & Inno- vation General Manager Michael Beer on 02 6923 6915 or

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