The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) Annual General Meeting held today has seen the election of four new representatives from the cattle lotfeeding sector to join the ALFA Council for 2019/20:
Mr Grant Melrose, Yarranbrook Feedlot, QLD Grant is the Quality Assurance Manager at Yarranbrook Feedlot and also holds the position of By-products Sales and Supply Chain Projects for the John Dee processing facility. Grant is a fourth-generation red meat industry stakeholder and is a keen advocate for animal welfare, biosecurity, environment and sustainability through efficiency and continuous improvement strategy.
Ms Amanda Moohen, AACo, QLD Amanda is currently the Regional Manager, Intensive industries with AACo which includes managing Aronui and Goonoo Feedlot and their associated backgrounding programs. Amanda is an active leader in the feedlot industry, including being the founder of Women of Lot Feeding which was established as part of her participation in the Graeme Acton Mentoring Program.
Mr Todd Newton, Myola Feedlot, NSW Todd is the Business Manager for the Bindaree Beef Group, an integrated beef supply chain business which includes the Myola Feedlot. A senior executive team member of the Bindaree Group, Todd has leadership accountability across business divisions including, corporate services, asset and risk management, operational human resources and group safety, environment and sustainability.
Mr Andrew Rushford, Stanbroke Beef, QLD Andrew Rushford is Stanbroke Beef’s Feedlot Manager which includes responsibility for their backgrounding and crop production assets. Andrew has a long career in the feedlot industry having worked for Ravensworth feedlot, JBS Beef City and Teys Condamine. Over the past 2 years Andrew has been an external representative on ALFA’s Animal Health and Welfare Committee and ALFA’s R&D Committee and therefore comes to Council with a good understanding of ALFA’s operations.
Mr Bryce Camm was re-elected as ALFA President, Ms Barb Madden was re-elected as ALFA Treasurer, and Mr Scott Braund was re-elected for another three-year term as an ALFA Councillor, while Mr Christopher Fenwicke did not stand for re-election.
ALFA reported to members on a very successful year, with major achievements including the great success of BeefEx18 and continued drive on research and development outcomes through the grain-fed levy. ALFA President Bryce Camm noted the success of the association is driven strongly by its membership and the voluntary efforts of the ALFA Council.
“ALFA proudly represents over 75 percent of Australian cattle feedlots, in terms of number of cattle on feed. We strive for excellence, and the services ALFA delivers on behalf of these members include industry representation, research and development, training and technical services and are so highly valued,” Mr Camm said.
“The election of four new representatives to the ALFA Council will help us to continually innovate and improve the organisation and drive further growth and development in the Australian lotfeeding sector.”
ALFA office bearers and councillors for 2019/20:
Mr Bryce Camm (President)
Ms Barb Madden (Treasurer)
Mr Grant Garey (Vice President)
Mr Tony Fitzgerald (Vice President)
Mr Paul Vogt (Vice President)
Mr Tony Batterham (Councillor)
Mr Scott Braund (Councillor)
Mr Trevor Hinck (Councillor)
Mr Stephen Martin (Councillor)
Mr Grant Melrose (Councillor)
Ms Amanda Moohen (Councillor)
Mr Todd Newton (Councillor)
Mr Andrew Rushford (Councillor)
“We are at an important point in time for the red meat industry, as we look to the future with the impending release of the Meat Industry Strategic Plan through to 2030 and consider our structure and governance through the Red Meat Industry Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Review,” Mr Camm said.
“ALFA’s direct membership model allows for the active participation of industry operators. We always encourage those members that wish to engage to be involved through our various platforms, and I look forward to working with Council to prosecute a number of issues of importance to our members over the coming twelve months.”