Geoff Power elected president of Livestock SA
Former WoolProducers Australia president Geoff Power has been elected president of Livestock SA, after Richard Halliday vacated the position to take up with the presidency at WoolProducers Australia himself.
The WoolProducers constitution states that its president must relinquish any responsibilities at a state level, however Mr Halliday will remain a board member of Livestock SA.
Mr Power has been an executive member of Livestock SA since 2005 and a member of the South Australian Sheep Advisory Group. He is also currently chair of the State Government’s Wild Dog Action Group. Mr Power he had two main areas he wished to focus on: membership growth and key policy areas.
“Currently 1855 livestock producers are signed up members, but technically everyone who runs livestock in South Australia can be a member because they are all contributing to funding the organisation’s advocacy work,” said Mr Power.
“Secondly, we need to continue our work in key policy areas such as drought, transport, tracking – not only in the South East but also for the Far North – increases to the Emergency Services Levy, wild dogs, biosecurity, and water, both the high cost of water and funding of the South East drainage system.”
Mr Halliday echoed Mr Power’s sentiments and encouraged producers to support Livestock SA.
“Your local support makes us strong within SA and makes us punch above our weight on the national stage as well. I urge you to get behind Geoff and the board as they work on your behalf to influence policy and decision-making in the best interests of livestock production,” he said.