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February KPCA Newsletter

Like our producer members who are busy gearing up for the 2016 season, February has been a busy month at KPCA getting set for what this year is to bring.

You will have by now received the below invitation via email to attend the Inaugural Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association Innovation Forums. To be held in Broome and Dampier on April 12 and 15 respectively, these events will cover a range of topics around innovation in the pastoral industry.

We apologise for the delay in getting this month’s newsletter to you, however there has been an important adjustment to the agenda for the Broome Innovation Forum following the announcement by the Department of Lands of the dates and locations of the stakeholder forums that will follow the release of the draft Land Administration Amendment Bill 2016 in early April.

To be attended by Minister for Lands, Hon Terry Redman MLA, we are pleased to announce a Broome DoL event will be held from 2pm immediately following the Broome KPCA Innovation Forum on Tuesday 12 April at The Mercure.

A road trip from Broome to Kununurra in late February gave Catherine the opportunity to meet with many of you and discuss what you would like to see from the KPCA. This is invaluable feedback as we move forward with grant writing, project submissions and industry collaboration.

Following the BJD update meeting attended by Catherine in Perth, a cost-benefit analysis of the options available will be initiated to determine the way forward.

Prior to the Innovation Forums, we would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the MLA BeefUp Days in Broome and Dampier on April 11 and 14. These full-day sessions will assist MLA in determining R&D priorities going forward.

Please check the Upcoming Events below. There is a wide range of events to be held over the next few months in different locations which may be of interest you.

Contact details of the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association Executive are at the bottom of this newsletter. Please feel free to contact them or Catherine with issues, news and information which may be relevant to the wider membership.

Wishing you all heavy rainfall and heavy cattle.
Until next month….
The KPCA Team

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