Change of leadership for ASPIAC

Nicole and Benny Hayes have been involved in a number of research activities and as the President of the ‘Centralian Beef Breeders Association Nicole is well positioned to interact with the Department and the Pastoral industry. 

Chris Nott recently handed over the reins as chair of the Alice Springs Producer Industry Advisory Committee (ASPIAC) to Nicole Hayes after a stretch of more than 10 years. Chris has agreed to remain on the ASPIAC committee for the immediate future to provide continuity.

Chris Nott (middle) and Keith Holzwart (right) receiving recognition for their dedication as Chairs of ASPIAC and KPIAC respectively at the North Australia Beef Research Council Meeting, Alice Springs, April 2016 

The advisory committee makes a significant contribution to research and development in the Alice Springs region and also works with the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries to showcase research results and new technology at field days. Other activities where ASPIAC has been involved include the Pastoral Industry Survey of 2010, a Meat Standards (MSA) pre trucking trial looking at the effect of hormonal growth promotors (HGP), and most recently the Quality Graze Producer Steer Challenge.

Through representation at the bi annual North Australia Beef Research Council (NABRC) and Northern Beef Industry Committee (NBIC) meetings ASPIAC has the opportunity to influence research being conducted to ensure representation of the needs of Central Australia.

The role of ASPIAC is to receive and review the results of pastoral research carried out by the Department in Central Australia and to act as a body through which research results can be communicated to industry as well as to participate in the planning of research and extension programs that will support and service the Pastoral Industry in Central Australia.

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Last updated: 28 June 2016