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New Clarence and Richmond Valley representation on North Coast Local Land Services Board

Upper Clarence cattle breeder Adam Chapman and Yorklea beef producer Bruce Lyle have just been elected to the North Coast Local Land Services Board and their skills and experience will be invaluable, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“These are unprecedented times for farming communities in the Northern Rivers as we cope with the impacts of drought, bushfires and now the coronavirus,” Mr Gulaptis said.

Local Land Services boards work with landholders and local communities to identify and deliver services that are relevant to local needs.

Board members also have a role in promoting the services offered, encouraging partnerships, and building strong relationships with investors while also communicating the priorities and concerns of customers to the board.

Bruce Lyle is a land manager and beef cattle producer who, with his family, has run stud and commercial Angus cattle at Yorklea near Casino for over 30 years. Bruce has a background in agriculture, business management and is particularly interested in maximising production sustainably. Bruce is also actively involved in local producer groups and initiatives. This is Bruce’s first term on the North Coast Local Land Services Board.

Adam Chapman has operated a family beef cattle breeding, fattening and cropping property at Fine Flower in the upper Clarence for the past 20 years. Adam has extensive board experience with Local Land Services’ predecessor organisations and is particularly interested in animal health, biosecurity and invasive pests and weeds. This is Adam’s first term on the North Coast Local Land Services Board.

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