A joint media release from Livestock SA and the Sheepmeat Council of Australia
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Alexander's commitment to SA livestock industry recognised

Livestock SA and Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) recognised the long-time commitment of Alexander MacLachlan to the state’s livestock industry, with today marking his last day as the South Australian representative for the SCA.
Livestock SA President Geoff Power said he was grateful for Mr MacLachlan’s long commitment and representation in the primary industries sector.
“He is well-known for his achievements on-farm, as well as his representation at executive level,” he said.
“He has been a very successful producer, previously running his family’s Pewsey Vale and Koraleigh properties in the Barossa and Fleurieu Peninsula, as well as Paratoo Station in the pastoral region, before taking over the family property Pleasant Hills at Myponga.
“We would like to thank him for his long service to industry, and wish him the very best for the future.”
SCA President Jeff Murray said Mr MacLachlan had been tremendous support as Vice-President of the SCA, particularly when he had been overseas on official business travel and more recently as he recovered from surgery.
“He has been an asset to the SCA particularly in his role as Chair of the Audit and Risk and Food Safety and Industry Systems committees,” he said.
Mr MacLachlan has been involved in advocacy for the primary production sector for many years, joining the former South Australian Farmers Federation in 2008 as a Board Member, then Vice-President, until it closed in 2012. He was also a member of the SAFF Livestock Committee. During this time, he began his role as the SA representative for the Sheepmeat Council of Australia.
“I have greatly enjoyed being able to contribute to the SA agricultural scene. The transition from SAFF to Livestock SA with funding from an industry levy stream was a great achievement for SA farmers and is being eyed by many state farming organisations around the country,” Mr MacLachlan said.
Mr MacLachlan was an inaugural Board Member of Livestock SA, and has continued to represent SA on the Sheepmeat Council of Australia for the past six-years. In 2014 he was elected Vice-President of this organisation, a position he has held for the past two years. He has also chaired several internal committees including the Audit & Risk Committee and Food Safety & Industry Systems.
He has also served on other groups including Meat & Livestock Australia Taskforces, on the Livestock Production Assurance Advisory Committee, which is responsible for the oversight of the LPA Program; National Livestock Identification Scheme management committee; National Sheepmeat Council of Australia/WoolProducers Australia Animal Health and Welfare Working Group – a working group responsible for the oversight of the Sheep Industry Health and Welfare Trust.
Mr MacLachlan has decided not to continue due to family and business reasons.
For media interviews:
Geoff Power, Livestock SA President, 0428 581 067.
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