August 2023

29th Annual AGM Report 2023

Posted By NHIA,
31/08/2023 15:56 PM
Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 9th August 2023   The National Herd Improvement Association of Australia (NHIA) Annual General Meeting was held in Shepparton, Victoria and online on Wednesday 9th August under the chairmanship of Mr Anthony Shelly with NHIA 27 members, guests and staff in attendance. The General Meeting approved the financial statements for the fiscal year 2022/23 and reports by the Chairman and CEO, Ms Sara Merkel, outlined the Association’s...

Vale Greg Tiller

Posted By NHIA,
31/08/2023 15:56 PM
It is with great sadness we share the passing of industry colleague and friend, Greg Tiller. A familiar and friendly face at NHIA events for many years, most recently at the AGM and member forum in Shepparton earlier this month, Greg gave lifelong service to the dairy cattle breeding industry and was highly respected by all that knew and worked with him. Originally from South Australia, Greg grew up with dairying in his veins. He quickly appreciated that cattle breeding was his passion and...

NHIA Mentoring Program August 2023

Posted By NHIA,
31/08/2023 15:00 PM
Following the member Mentorship Training workshop held in Shepparton earlier in August, NHIA is developing an ongoing support program for members undertaking workplace and industry mentor schemes.    Made possible with the support of Gardiner Foundation, the workshop was attended by 17 member representatives, a Gardiner Foundation representative and NHIA staff. The highly practical workshop provided an overview of the essential steps required in the design and implement...

Welcome Karen Eastop

Posted By Adam Sawell,
31/08/2023 08:00 AM
Members attending this month’s Annual General Meeting will have noticed NHIA’s new recruit, Karen Eastop, working away with Sara Merckel to record the event and assisting with the forum, member dinner and the following day’s mentoring workshop. Based in Wallan, Victoria, Karen’s role covers office and administration management, bookkeeping and assisting with member communication activities. Karen comes to NHIA from the logistics sector, with a skillset that is directly transferable to the...


Posted By NHIA,
25/08/2023 10:00 AM
Update on Dry Ice for VIC and TAS Recently, members have reported challenges with the dry ice supply and this has been due to a CO2 deficit, and BOC was importing CO2. BOC are now pleased to announce Victoria has an adequate supply of CO2 in the tank at their Dandenong Gas & Gear. This allows BOC to now produce dry ice. In the initial stage, BOC will be focusing on producing small volumes of dry ice each day.  Contact BOC Gas & Gear Dandenong, (03) 9792 1700 for...