New faces on the SADA board
SADA welcomed three new board members at its 86th Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 15 November 2022 in its offices at Glandore.
Gary Zweck is returning after a four year stint on the Dairy SA board. Gary runs a 250 cow TMR dairy in the predominantly broadacre cropping region of Blyth with wife Ros and son Justin, the second generation farmer remains positive about the future potentials for dairying in his home region.
Louise Paltridge and her husband Tom, are milking a 400 cow pasture based dairy at Eight Mile Creek. Louise is keen to help promote dairy farming as a vital part of South Australia’s future economic sustainability and food security.
Tracey Cowie from Kongorong, operates a 450 cow dairy with her husband for the past 10 years, after making the move from New Zealand.
They are joined by returning Board Members President John Hunt from Allendale, Vice President Nick Brokenshire and Treasurer Ben McHugh from Mount Compass.
Mr Hunt thanked outgoing board member Sharon Joppich for her years of dedication to the dairy industry. Recognising her efforts on the departments Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and Cattle Advisory Group which is now the Cattle Industry Fund, just to name a couple among many outstanding appointments over the years. We have had the privilege of her passion and insight into the industry for more than six years.
The quarterly board meeting was held following the AGM on the same day. Covering many issues from the impending River Murray flood, FMD preparedness, Excess Calves Taskforce and BJD management to name a few.
John Hunt said he’s “thoroughly looking forward to getting into 2023 with renewed focus and leading the team in some great projects that will only see the dairy industry strive to be in front of the game, that it’s known for”.