Livestock Advisor Updates bursary recipients announced

Livestock Advisor Updates are regionally relevant, technical one-day workshops designed by livestock advisors for livestock advisors. The workshops are held in northern, southern and western Australia.

Livestock Advisor Updates aim to support the entry of less experienced/new industry participants into red meat advisory roles by offering two bursaries to attend each workshop. Among the questions asked of applicants was how the bursary would benefit the livestock producer clients they interact with and their career as a red meat industry advisor. 

MLA is pleased to announce the recipients of bursaries to attend the inaugural Livestock Advisor Updates in Brisbane and Sydney.

Tanisha Shields and Laura Kemmis have been awarded bursaries to attend the Sydney workshop.

Tanisha works as Land Services Officer Agriculture for Western Local Land Services based in Balranald in south western NSW. Tanisha is passionate about bringing more industry development opportunities to the region to encourage the industry to remain prosperous and strong. She believes the learnings and networks from attending Livestock Advisor Updates will help her achieve this goal.

Laura operates her own business, Productive Livestock Systems, an independent livestock consultancy based in Cootamundra NSW. Laura is passionate about working with producers to build their capacity and communicate the latest research findings, and particularly enjoys facilitating group workshops. Laura hopes that the experience of attending Livestock Advisor Updates will help her to expand her knowledge base and her industry networks so she can continue to support industry and her clients with the latest knowledge.

John McLaughlin and Jonathan Farris have been awarded bursaries to attend the Brisbane workshop.

John is the rangelands project officer for the Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG) based in Georgetown, far north Queensland. John has a keen interest in agricultural production and a strong passion to strive for long-term sustainability in grazing by maintaining productivity and profitability within the industry. John believes that the diversity of topics being covered in the Brisbane workshop will provide him with strong technical information to help support him in achieving his professional goals.

Jonathan is the Northern Development Officerfor Angus Australia, based in Emerald Queensland. The objective of his role is to increase the utilisation of Angus influenced cattle to improve productivity and profitability in the beef supply chain of northern Australia. Jonathan hopes that attending the Brisbane Livestock Advisor Updates will enable him to build networks and gain a broader understanding of the range of issues impacting beef producers in norther Australia.

For more information, including program details of the upcoming Livestock Advisor Updates visit the Livestock Advisor Updates webpage.

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