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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

Employment Opportunity – Policy Officer Animal Health and Welfare

Policy Officer – Animal Heath and Welfare Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) is the national body representing Australian sheep producers. Our core business is providing strategic and high level technical advice, on behalf of sheep producers, to government and industry service providers in order to position the Australian sheep industry for future success. The SCARead more

Sheepmeat Council of Australia endorses MLA’s DEXA proposal

The Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) has given its support to the rollout of objective carcase measurement across Australia’s sheepmeat sector, noting the multiple benefits for producers and the industry. Following consideration of the proposal put forward by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) for the voluntary installation of Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) technology inRead more

Sheepmeat industry seeking applications for leadership development program

The Sheepmeat Council of Australia is calling for producers to apply for its new professional development program designed to build leadership skills and develop networks. The inaugural Sheepmeat Industry Leadership Program is part of the SCA and Meat & Livestock Australia joint initiative, ‘Building Leadership Capability for the Sheep Industry’ and will be run byRead more