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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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PROTECTING YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE – tips for a safer, more positive experience online with Jo Drayton

“Cyber Bullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies/social media platforms to harm other people in a deliberate, repeated, and/or hostile manner.”  – Wikipedia Cyber Abuse includes: Sarcastic comments, insults (or ‘flaming’), strong opposing views and off-topic statements that deliberately derail conversation threads. Experiencing online abuse can have a devastating impact on your …

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The Livestock Collective hosts Bendigo workshop for future leaders

The latest Livestock Leaders workshop in Bendigo, Victoria attracted a large amount of local media, including the Bendigo Advertiser. We are pleased to bring this workshop to communities all over Australia. “This is not our skillset, communicating with media and communicating in a public forum, majority of us involved are farmers, producers, truck drivers and …

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Outback rain terrific, but won’t alter cattle marketing plans

Ann Britton captures incredible images of station life and shares them with the world. She joined the Livestock Leaders community at the beginning of 2021 and is an asset to our network. “”I wanted my photography to speak for what we do, as producers, communities and businesses in the outback,” she said. Read more of …

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Supporting emerging leaders at grassroots level

Gillian Fennell has written another powerful piece calling the agricultural industry into action, to take charge and support leaders. Gillian is a valuable contributer to the Livestock Leaders community, follow her twitter @stationmum101 for more updates. “It is time for all agricultural representative groups to rethink their approach to leadership and perhaps not ask who …

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Advocacy is for everyone

The Livestock Leaders program has continued its expansion into Eastern Australia with another 16 advocates from Queensland completing the introductory workshop earlier in February.  Powered by The Livestock Collective and funded by MLA, the program builds the capacity of current red meat supply chain champions to be future leaders and advocates for the industry. Each …

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Livestock Leaders at AgConnect WA Annual Conference

A suite of Livestock Leaders recently attended the AgConnect WA Annual Conference. AgConnect WA are an organisation which unites young people who share a common passion for agriculture. Beyond the panel dedicated to The Livestock Collective and Livestock Leaders, our alumni were present on additional panels, including Claire Payne in research and Pat Coole in …

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