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Sheepmeat Council : Sheepmeat 2012
2 SHEEPMEAT COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA ANNUAL MUSTER 2012 The goal of the Sheepmeat Council is to deliver lobbying outcomes that enhance the integrity, profitability and sustainability of the Australian sheepmeat industry. Nine Directors make up the Council, drawn from State Farmer Organisation (SFO) members. The Directors represent the industry's views at the national level. SCA members are the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), New South Wales Farmers' Association (NSWFA), South Australian Farmers Federation (SAFF), Agforce Queensland (Agforce QLD), Tasmanian Farmers' & Graziers' Association (TFGA), WA Farmers (WAF), Pastoralists and Graziers' Association of Western Australia (PGA of WA). The Directors are volunteers and mostly active sheepmeat producers. The Council holds four meetings per year, rotated between the SFO member states. The Council is supported by a small staff based in National Farmers' Federation House in Canberra, ACT. Valued stakeholders SCA works closely with other organisations to maximize use of limited resources, from undertaking our statutory obligations through to a range of common issues. These organisations include our partners in the Red Meat Advisory Council, (Cattle Council of Australia, Australian Livestock Exporters Council, Australian Lot Feeders Association and Australian Meat Industry Council), Meat and Livestock Australia, Animal Health Australia and also Wool Producers of Australia (WPA), LiveCorp and State Farmer Organisations. Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) was formed in 1979 and is the peak national body representing and promoting the interests of lamb and sheepmeat producers in Australia. Sheepmeat Council is represented on numerous committees across the country. These include: NFF Members' Council • NFF House Ltd - Member • NFF Trade Committee • NFF Carbon Taskforce • NFF Biosecurity and Animal Management • Committee NFF Farm Business and Economics • Committee NFF Members' Council • Livestock Export Standards Advisory • Group (LESAG) Livestock Export Industry Consultative • Committee (LEICC) AUS-MEAT Australian Meat Language & • Standards Advisory Committee NLIS (Sheep & Goats) Advisory • Committee LPA Advisory Committee (LPAAC) • Live Export Animal Welfare Chairs Group • Live Export Animal Welfare Operations • Group AHA National Arbovirus Monitoring • Program Co-ordination Committee National OJD Management Committee • National JD Control Program • Animal Health Australia Members' Forum • Screw Worm Fly • JD Market Assurance Program (MAP) • AHA Livestock Industry Forum • AHA Special General Meeting • AHA Annual General Meeting • TSEFAP Advisory Committee • E-Surveillance Coordinating Group • Sheep Standards & Guidelines Writing • Group SCA/WPA Animal Health & Welfare • Working Group Australian Animal Welfare Strategy • (AAWS) Livestock Production Group (LPWG) Sheep Health & Welfare Trust • MLA Task Force Meetings • MLA R&D Planning Forums • MLA Board Selection Committee • MLA OJD Research Advisory Group • MLA Lamb Forecasting Advisory • Committee MSA Sheep Taskforce • NVD Management • Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) • SAFEMEAT Partners • SAFEMEAT Executive • SAFEMEAT Initiatives Review • FSANZ Meat Standard Development • Committee Lamb Definition Working Group • SCA/ALF (Australian Lamb Finishers) • Group