New election to DataGene board

Larpent, Victoria dairy farmer, Sam Simpson has been elected to the board of DataGene, the dairy industry’s orgaSam Simpsonnisation to drive herd improvement.

She was elected at DataGene’s recent (19 November 2020) annual general meeting, when Genetics Australia CEO, Anthony Shelly and Murray Valley, NSW beef breeder, Lucinda Corrigan were also re-elected to the board.

Sam manages the breeding program for the 450-cow herd, Craiglands Holsteins, that she runs with her husband. Determined to base business decisions on their own herd’s data, they keep meticulous records and participate in a number of industry projects including Ginfo, ImProving Herds and MIRforProfit.

Sam replaces Craig Lister (Calister Holsteins, Calivil Victoria) who had completed his term and chose not to nominate for another.

DataGene Chair, Ross Joblin welcomed Sam to the board and thanked Craig for his contribution to DataGene.

“Craig’s insights into the needs of dairy farmers have helped shape DataGene’s direction over the past four years and into the future,” he said.

DataGene is an initiative of Dairy Australia and the herd improvement industry.

Media enquiries: Lee-Ann Monks 0419 349 244 lmonks@datagene.com.au