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Building leadership capability for the sheep industry

The Sheepmeat Council of Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia have launched a new joint initiative to build producer’s leadership skills and shape an exciting future for the sector. The project, ‘Building Leadership Capability for the Sheep Industry’, was officially launched in Canberra on 30 May 2016 at a gathering of industry leaders and guests. The project’s objective is to ensure that the Australian sheep industry attracts, develops and retains people with leadership skills to contribute to the long-term viability of the industry. For more information click here

SCA BLCSI launch photo online

Pictured at the launch of the ‘Building leadership capability for the sheep industry’ project in Canberra on 30 May 2016, Richard Norton MLA, Kat Giles SCA, Kathleen Allan SCA and Jeff Murray President SCA. 

Sheepmeat Industry Strategic Plan

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, launched the Sheepmeat Industry Strategic Plan (SISP 2020) on 9 September 2015. SISP 2020 sets out the sheepmeat industry’s strategic priorities for the coming five years and strongly aligns to the Meat Industry Strategic Plan (MISP 2020). For more information click here


2015 Sheepmeat Annual Muster- Available now!

The Sheepmeat Council of Australia’s (SCA) free Annual Muster publication provides a snapshot summary of SCA’s work undertaken throughout the year on behalf of sheepmeat producers to underpin our market access, and ultimately returns to producers.

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2015 Sheepmeat Annual Muster 

2014 Sheepmeat Annual Muster

2013 Sheepmeat Annual Muster

2012 Sheepmeat Annual Muster




Media & News

New industry peak organisation to lead sheep and lamb industry

A new era of leadership in advocacy and governance for the sheep industry started yesterday as Sheep Producers Australia officially became the peak industry body for the nation’s sheep and lamb industry, replacing the former Sheepmeat Council of Australia. The council was first established in 1978 and was wound up after nearly 40 years ofRead more

Board candidates announced ahead of first Sheep Producers Australia AGM

The inaugural Annual General Meeting of Sheep Producers Australia Limited will be held on Tuesday 14 November, marking the start of a new era of advocacy and governance for the sheepmeat industry. The decision to transition from Sheepmeat Council of Australia (an incorporated association) to a new governance framework was announced following a special generalRead more

New leadership network to support future of sheepmeat industry

The Sheepmeat Council of Australia is excited about the opportunity to roll out a series of new initiatives to further build the sector’s leadership capability thanks to funding announced yesterday as part of the Australian Government’s Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund. SCA’s application to the fund included development of a Sheepmeat Industry Future Flock NetworkRead more