The Tasmanian Meat Industry Working Group (TMIWG) concluded its role with the submission to the Tasmanian Government in May 2019 of a number of recommendations for actions and strategies for a sustainable livestock industry.
The Working Group comprised membership from a broad section of industry and government.
To inform their recommendations the Working Group:
- undertook extensive industry consultation,
- sought feedback from stakeholders on the issues and opportunities facing the red meat industry, and
- commissioned, through DPIPWE, a consultant (Meridian Agriculture) to complete an independent feasibility study into establishing commercially viable on island processing in Tasmania.
The Government has accepted all findings and recommendations of the TMIWG and has released them in full along with the Feasibility Study and the Government’s response.
Tasmanian Red Meat Industry Steering Committee
On 28 May 2020, the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) hosted the first meeting of the Tasmanian Red Meat Industry Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee is responsible for implementing the 2015 Tasmanian Red Meat Industry Strategic Plan, supporting the Government with the recommendations of the Tasmanian Meat Industry Working Group, and overseeing the work of the new Tasmanian Red Meat Industry Development Officer.
The Committee will also seek input as required from key stakeholders including producers, livestock agents/ buyers and wholesalers, transport operators and other industry representatives and organisations.
Members of the Steering Committee represent a broad cross section of the red meat supply chain:
- Felicity Richards (Chair)
- Bob Gozzi
- Brett Hall
- Tas (Duncan) Loane
- Cheryl McCartie
- Clare Peltzer
- John Ramsay
- Leanne Sherriff
- John Tuskin
- Marcus Vermey
The TFGA is hosting the Red Meat Industry Development Officer (IDO) and provided secretariat support to the Steering Committee.
More information about the Steering Committee and the Red Meat IDO is available from the TFGA website