Report from Angus Australia Board meeting conducted on 20th August 2020

August 31, 2020 1:16 pm

The Angus Australia Board meet by video conference on the 20th August 2020.

The Board considered progress reports from each key program area in Angus Australia and noted good progress relative to specified key performance indicators for each program.

The Board considered and approved several Policy and/or Regulation changes, including:

  • Policy and guidelines for State Committees to establish and manage social media pages.
  • Endorsement of the decision to cancel the 2021 Angus Youth National Roundup (due to COVID-19) scheduled for Wodonga, and rescheduling of the event for January 2022.
  • Support for investigation of options for continuation of the Angus Reference Population program for additional cohorts.
  • Renewal of the Northern Development Consultative Committee.
  • Amendments to the Regulations to take effect from 1st September 2020 relating to:
  • Addition of horns as one of the genetic conditions monitored by Angus Australia (Regulation 6.21)
  • Suffix (RED) to be included at the end of the name of animals that are red in colour (Regulation 6.31)
  • Application for transfer of ownership of animals (Regulation 12.9)
  • Use of information provided to Angus Australia (Regulation 18)
  • Intellectual property associated with data and outputs (Regulation 19)
  • Limitation of liability (Regulation 20)
  • Copyright associated with Angus Australia’s databases (Regulation 21)
  • Amendments to Regulations to take effect from 1st January 2021 relating to the requirement for NLIS number as one of the permanent forms of animal identification recorded with the Society (Regulations 6.33 -6.35).
  • A revised Debtors Policy to be implemented immediately which specifies that unless arrangements are made resulting from exceptional circumstances, commercial interest rates will be applied to debts extending beyond 90 days arrears (addition to Regulation 17.1).

The Board confirmed the contents of several Special Resolutions for inclusion in a ballot to be conducted among members in September 2020 to update the Angus Australia Constitution.

The next Board meeting will be conducted on the 26-27th November 2020.

Peter Parnell
Chief Executive Officer

31st August 2020