Why don’t we see greater numbers of cattle producers actively engaging in industry affairs these days?
That is a question Beef Central recently put to rural journalists Nicole Bond and Jayne Cuddihy, the producers of the popular rural podcast “There’s an Elephant in My Paddock”.
Nicole and Jayne hit the phones to canvas opinions from a range of producers, including industry ‘agvocate’ and beef producer Josie Angus from Signature Beef and Victorian Nuffield Scolar Daniel Meade, who recently completed a Nuffield Scholarship on producer engagement with industry issues.
It makes essential listening for anyone interested in the key issue of how producers voices are heard in the modern, digitally connected age – check out the full episode at this link
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Most producers are probably too busy trying to grow cattle and make money then get heavily involved in the various industry representation organisations.
The other thing is why bother when you are not going to get listened to in the first place. These days I see these higher echelon industry organisations as nothing more then an extension of government bureaucratic entities. A lot of good is done, but there is also a lot of stuff that shows practicality and real world’ism experience is lacking in the leadership.