The North Australia Beef Research Council (NABRC) has welcomed three new Chairs to its Regional Beef Research Committees including a Scottish-born station manager from the Kimberly and the son of a late industry giant.
Barbara Camp has been appointed to the Kimberly RBRC Chair position, taking over the reins from her husband, James who served as Chair for three years.
She now manages Margaret River Station near Halls Creek with James where they also raise their two young sons.
Barbara said she plans to continue the strong advocacy work of the Kimberly RBRC through an active and engaged committee.
“I am a firm believer in the necessity of marrying evidence-based research and traditional agricultural practices in order to advance our industry in a sustainable way,” Barbara said.
“I hope to continue to bring together Kimberley pastoralists and other interested parties to express their views on where they would like to see research, development and extension directed in order for the industry to thrive."
Fleur Winter has been appointed as Chair of the South Queensland Regional Beef Research Committee and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a beef producer and project management consultant.
Fleur has a keen interest in agricultural science and extensive experience in RD& E programs across a range of agricultural industries.
Richard Cox has taken up the position of Chair of the South East Queensland Regional Beef Research Committee, continuing a familial involvement that began with his father, John Cox who served as NABRC Chair for five years until 2010.
John Cox was well known and respected in the industry, serving as managing director at Stanbroke Pastoral Company during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Richard Cox is the director of Cracow Station Pty Ltd and previously worked as a station manager for Stanbroke Pastoral Company at Beresford Station near Clermont in Queensland. He also worked as a head stockman for Australian Agricultural Company at Brunette Downs in the Northern Territory.
NABRC Chair Dr John Taylor said NABRC’s Regional Beef Research Committees were critical in determining the northern Australia RD&A priorities, and he had full confidence in the three new appointees to effectively facilitate that process in their regions.
“The grassroots input that our regional committees provide has a direct impact on where the industry’s livestock levies are invested,” he said.
“NABRC breaks down barriers between research scientists and grassroots producers to focus research, development and adoption on technologies and practices to drive improved productivity, profitability and sustainability in the northern grassfed beef industry.”