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Nominations open for Livestock Exporter Young Achiever award

Beef Central, 13/09/2021

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Australian Livestock Exporters Council and Nutrien Ag Solutions Livestock Exporter Young Achiever award.

Applications are open to a person 35 years of age and under, actively working in the livestock export industry who has the commitment, drive and enthusiasm to make a strong contribution to the industry’s future.

All nominations are reviewed by an independent panel. Nominations will close on Monday 4 October 2021.

The 2021 Livestock Exporter Young Achiever of the Year will have the opportunity to attend the 2022 TRAIL: Emerging Leaders Program. More information is available on the TRAIL website here and flight/travel costs will also be covered for the successful nomination.

The Australian Livestock Exporters Association says the annual award provides an opportunity to publicly acknowledge up and coming leaders and their commitment to the live export industry, its future, and the importance of their own role within industry.

Corporate partnership

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council has also announced a new three-year corporate partnership with Nutrien Ag Solutions, which the peak industry body says will  support its work in leading the growth of the sector through continuous improvement to business, environmental and welfare standards.

In a joint statement Nutrien Ag Solutions managing director Rob Clayton said the company is pleased to continue its partnership with ALEC.

“Collaboration is at the core of ALEC’s work, and we are excited to continue to work together to secure this important industry’s standing with the Australian public,” Mr Clayton said.

“These past 18 months have been challenging both domestically and internationally with impacts from Covid-19 felt around the globe. We have seen the Australian live export industry made an essential service in order to continue to support our producers and to provide much needed food security to our international partners.”.

ALEC CEO Mark Harvey -Sutton said the partnership will benefit members and assist in profiling the importance of food security.

Mr Clayton said he looked forward to seeing the calibre of the 2021 nominations.

“I personally encourage those working within the live export supply chain to nominate members of their team who show outstanding potential and are committed to best practice and the industry’s long term sustainability,” Mr Clayton said.

More information and details on how to nominate can be found at here at the 2021 Livestock Exporter Young Achiever of the Year Award page.

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