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Lucindale farmers join sheep, cattle industry funds boards

Experts: Lucindale farmers Tim Burvill (left) and Elke Hocking are new appointees to the SA Sheep and Cattle Industry Funds Boards. Pictures: Supplied

Experts: Lucindale farmers Tim Burvill (left) and Elke Hocking are new appointees to the SA Sheep and Cattle Industry Funds Boards. Pictures: Supplied

The needs of Lucindale farmers will be well-represented after two locals were appointed to the SA Sheep and Cattle Industry Funds Boards.

The new appointees will bring a wealth of experience to their respective committees.

The Cattle Industry Fund Board welcomes Lucindale's Tim Burvill as its sixth member.

Mr Burvill owns and manages a vertically-integrated beef cattle operation which produces, processes and retails beef as well as operating two steakhouses in SA and Victoria.

He will bring a raft of production knowledge as well as supply chain insights, which will be valuable to the Fund's industry development investment priority which it looks to expand in the short term.

The Sheep Industry Fund welcomes Lucindale's Elke Hocking as a levy-paying independent member.

Ms Hocking's extensive experience as a livestock consultant will provide the Board with knowledge in all areas of lamb production.

There are now eight Sheep Industry Board members from varying production backgrounds from across SA. This includes Lucindale resident Graham Clothier.

Executive Officer to the Industry Fund Boards, Tom Cosentino, said that the appointments would ensure the Funds were invested effectively with advice from leaders within the industry.

"The new Board members are all highly experienced and well regarded industry leaders and I have no doubt that will make sure that our industry levies are put to best and most effective use," he said.

Annually, the SA Cattle and Sheep Industry Funds invest approximately $800,000 and $4,000,000 respectively into projects that benefit their industries.