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Beyond the Bale : Aug - Sep 08
NeWs beyond the bAle MclAchlAn retIreS FroM AWI boArd standing down as chair in April, mr Australian wool industry stalwart and primary industry leader Ian mclachlan announced his retirement from the Board of AWI last month. mr mclachlan has served on the Board of AWI since being elected by growers as a director in November 2002. he was elected chairman by his fellow directors at this time. mclachlan said retirement from the Board was purely his own his decision and is in line with his earlier plans and statements to retire this year. “Brian van rooyen is a very good company director and will be an excellent chairman,” mr mclachlan said. “I am sure that he will provide outstanding leadership as the company grows following the integration with Woolmark. “The industry will always go through change, whether that be driven by customers’ needs or the environment in Australia,” he said. “But one thing is certain: Australian woolgrowers have always, and will in the future, meet all these challenges through innovation and tenacity.” mr mclachlan’s contribution to the industry spans many years, from his early days at the Wool Council of Australia, as president of the National Farmers’ Federation and as chairman of the Australian wool industry’s Future Directions Taskforce. InnovAtIve beStPrAc IS A WInner Free shearer and wool handler training About 11 per cent of Australia’s rangeland The AWI-funded Bestprac project has been recognised as the best program for the training of sheep producers in risk management at the 2008 south Australian FarmBis Training Awards. Bestprac is part of a national producer group network funded by AWI, and others, over the past four years. “It is brilliant the Bestprac project has been recognised in this way,” said Bestprac national coordinator David heinjus, who accepted the award on behalf of Bestprac. “Bestprac has worked hard to achieve change in management practices by arid zone rangeland wool and sheep producers.” wool producers are involved in Bestprac. A recent evaluation of the project showed that 80 per cent of Bestprac participants had made some change in management as a direct result of the project, despite the drought. Of these, 28 per cent also identified an improvement in the profitability of their business. “This is also a great way to launch the new Bestprac project, which focuses on rangeland wool and meat producers identifying, developing and adopting innovation to improve all aspects of managing a sheep station,” mr heinjus added. AWI is providing free training for ‘improver’ and professional shearers,as well as for novice and improver wool handlers, within its regional coaching program. Provided by registered training organisations, the training focuses on skill development and increasing productivity for shearers and wool handlers. To find out more about the AWI training program and/or government-funded training initiatives that AWI-preferred shearing and wool- handling training providers StAte trAInIng ProvIder Queensland nSW victoria tasmania South Australia Western Australia AAcc Western Institute of tAFe ScAA tAFe tasmania tAFe SA cy o’connor tAFe contAct Jo Sheppard david crean Stuart grigg luke griffiths bob reid are available, please contact AWI’s preferred training provider in your state. Apply now to avoid disappointment. Phone 0428 53 183 0419 422 340 042 85 212 040 0 0 9 0 042 04 255 Stephen Madson 0409 080 243 Protecting your sheep against OJDis now easier Gudair® , Australia’s only vaccine for lifetime control of OJD, is now available from selected rural retailers. Many rural retailers in NSW, VIC and TAS are now making it easier for you to purchase all your sheep vaccination requirements froma Gudair® accredited staff member at accredited retail outlets. To fi nd where your nearest Gudair® please visit www.gudair.com stockist is located User Safety Information: Care should be taken to avoid accidental self-injection as severe injury may result. Prior to use always read the safety directions enclosed in the packaging. For more information about a Gudair® Pfi zer Australia Pty Ltd. 38-42 Wharf Road, West Ryde NSW 2114. ® Trademark of CZ Veterinaria S.A. OGILVY HEALTHWORD PAGU0017BTB vaccination program talk to your Pfi zer Professional Sales Representative. Freecall: 1800 335 374
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