Retirements and councillors ending their mandatory terms means the Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Policy Council is looking for five new members.
President Leonard Vallance said the VFF Livestock Group group wanted to fill five policy council vacancies, for positions representing the regions of Glenelg, North Central, Goulburn Broken, Mallee and West Gippsland.
"The VFF Livestock Group has a strong record of success," Mr Vallance said.
"We have been at the frontline of negotiations with industry and government to improve animal welfare, livestock traceability and market access.
"Our biosecurity extension program, Stock Sense, helps producers adopt industry-leading animal health and production practices."
He said serving on the council offered farmers the opportunity to contribute to policy, set directions for advocacy and make a real difference for farmers and the industry.
The council was also working on national standards for loading and unloading ramps, a permanent kangaroo control framework for Victoria, to protect live exports and fight farm crime.
"We are not hoping, we know we are going to have more wins," Mr Vallance said.
"You do have a privileged position in the industry when you get to work with people like Victoria's Chief Veterinary Officer.
"You have direct influence over how the Department of Agriculture operates, in terms of biosecurity and animal welfare issues."
Mr Vallance said the council was comprised of proactive and dedicated livestock producers who had all played a role in the Livestock Group's success.
"I thank every member of the council for their hard work and valuable contributions," Mr Vallance said.
"I encourage any farmer who feels they have what it takes to apply and represent the views of their region"