Chantelle Kerwin

The Livestock Collective receives a community grant to host capacity building workshop

The Livestock Collective is honoured to be one of the many deserving recipients of this year’s Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal grants.  Funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and a range of other donor partners, the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program focuses on agriculture-dependent communities. It’s designed to give local NFPs access …

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Leaders in Action

“Modern farming is the frontline of action for future food security and climate change” By Chantelle Kerwin A little over 12 months ago The Livestock Collective embarked on a journey to build the capacity of livestock advocates to be the voice of the industry. The Livestock Leaders program was created and the first 16 influencers …

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Livestock Leaders Advocacy and Influence Program, Sponsored by Sheep Producers Australia

Wednesday 2nd June marked the opening day of a joint venture between The Livestock Collective (TLC) and Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) for the eagerly anticipated Livestock Leaders Advocacy and Influence Program.   By Hannah Matthews The first of its kind, the program was a fully online, interactive event, bringing together SPA Leadersheep scholarship recipients across …

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The warm and fuzzy images of sheep and cows VS the reality of life on an animal farm

Common sense in agriculture By Ann Britton ‘Be transparent, they say’ We’d love to be,  but what happens if we put up a video where it may look like things went wrong? We, the farmers, are the first to be put under fire and labelled cruel. If everything in the video or photo isn’t all …

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Changing opportunities in agriculture attracts young leaders

Top End stockman and beef industry leader, Hugh Dawson believes traceability is the key to longevity, coupled with a willingness to share and celebrate Australia’s successes – like low-stress animal handling and supply chain innovations – to help attract a future workforce. Hugh Dawson wants more young people to make themselves uncomfortable. “I’ve found a …

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Farm; to grow or cultivate in quantity.

Consider the size of Australia’s population, approximately 25.7 million people. Now consider the amount of food, water and clothing required for our population. Now consider the number of farming enterprises in Australia, approximately 89,000. Let’s make an assumption, (I know, never assume anything). If every farming enterprise accounts for 3 people, that equates to 1% …

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