Thursday, 17 February 2011 11:35

Gordon heads Genetics Australia

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NORTHERN VICTORIAN dairy farmer and Holstein breeder Ross Gordon has been appointed Genetics Australia (GA) chairman.

Gordon was elected to the board in 2006 and was a former chairman and board member for 14 years of Northern Herd Development Co-op based at Cohuna.

“Genetics Australia is well positioned to enjoy the improved dairy conditions in many parts of Australia and has an exciting future.

“The cooperative has never had a stronger bull team and has a wide range of herd improvement merchandise and services second to none.”

Gordon, with his wife Janette and sons Drew, Chad and Glen, milk 600 registered and commercial Holsteins along with a few Reds, under the Gorbro prefix on 500ha in Cohuna.

Current deputy chairman, Tasmanian dairy farmer Simon Bennett, was re-elected to the position while current board members Noel Campbell from Yannathan and Terang Breeder Bryan Dickson were reappointed to the board after they were unopposed following their three-year tenure.

Maffra Holstein Breeder Trevor Henry had filled a causal vacancy since May 2010 was also appointed unopposed.

Gordon also welcomes the appointment of new director, Tamworth Holstein Breeder and judge, Wes Brown.

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