PERFORMANCE FEEDS

 

 

  • Bill James

    Bill James

    Director
    Phone - 0428 132 480
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    Bill grew up on a sheep and dairy property at Benalla in northeast Victoria. After selling his property in Victoria in 1969, he brought a dairy farm at Beaudesert, in Queensland in 1972.

    Bill’s rural experience provided a solid background for a career change which saw him move from primary producer to sales representative in the stock feed industry. Over the next 18 years, Bill worked in animal nutrition, in Queensland and in northern New South Wales.

    In 1993, Bill successfully applied for the founding position of General Manager with Performance Feeds. This position saw him combine the management of the company with sales, where his target area was southern Queensland and New South Wales.

    In 2009, after 15 years, Bill retired from the role of general manager of the company and now works part time as a director of Performance Feeds.

  • Scott Sloss

    Scott Sloss

    General Manager
    Phone - 0428 300 593
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    Scott commenced his career at Performance Feeds in 2002, and during this time has worked in a variety of positions including sales, Quality Assurance and Raw Material Purchasing before accepting his current role as General Manager in 2009.

  • Neale McKay

    Neale McKay

    Sales Manager
    Phone - 0439 799 627
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    Neale grew up on a small dairy farm north of Ballarat, Victoria. He started his rural industry working life with Elders 30 years ago. After working in the stock and station industry for about 20 years , he  joined  the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) as a territory manager, specializing in vaccines. In this role, Neale covered the Western District of Victoria and South Eastern South Australia, servicing the Dairy, Beef and Sheep portion of the CSL business.

    After leaving CSL in October 2009, Neale joined Performance Feeds as Regional Feedlot Sales Manager for Southern Australia.  Neale’s role is to service primarily the feedlot business from Forbes NSW, thru Victoria and into South Australia and Tasmania. He also services the dairy industry and some feed mills that operated in the Southern Australia area.

    Neale thoroughly enjoys working with Performance Feeds. In this job, he has been fortunate to meet and establish friendships with feedlotters, dairy farmers, feed millers and industry associates , as well as friendship with the staff that are the heart of Performance Feeds.

    Neale has been married to Jenny for over 30 years and they have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren. When not working he can often be seen with a fishing rod in this hand.

  • Paul Strong

    Paul Strong

    Feedlot Northern Sales Manager
    Phone - 0438 363 662
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    Paul grew up on a dairy farm at Hodgson Vale just south of Toowoomba and after leaving school he worked on the dairy farm and eventually took on the lease of the farm. In 1992 Paul decided to finish dairying and started with Farmstock Feeds in the Clifton mill, which was eventually bought by Ridley Agri Products.

    He spent 7 years in various roles in the mill and in 1999 took on the role of sales rep for southern Qld and the northern rivers of NSW. In 2008 Paul joined Pfizer as a sales rep for their animal health products and has spent the last 2 years in a sales role with Lienert Australia.

    Joining Performance Feeds in March 2017 as Feedlot sales manager northern area Paul is excited about the opportunities ahead of him and is keen to develop strong relationships with the feedlotters in this area. Away from work you will find Paul haunting some of the Rugby grounds on the Darling Downs.

  • Wes Klett

    Wes Klett

    Sales Director
    Phone - 0408 749 107
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    Wes Klett is General Manager and CEO of Anipro/Xtraformance Feeds and Chief Operating Officer of XF Enterprises.

    After receiving a BS in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 1981, Wes entered the United States Air Force, where he served as an officer for 10 years.  Following separation from the Air Force, Wes and his family moved to Hereford, Texas to start Anipro/Xtraformance Feeds and he has been doing that for the past 20 years.

    Currently Anipro/Xtraformance Feeds sells their high quality supplementation products in 31 states across the US.  He is also partners with his father in both a cow/calf operation and a 22,000 head feedyard.

    Wes lives in Greeley, Colorado and in addition to his responsibilities in the US, also serves as National Sales and Marketing Manager for Performance Feeds, the company’s Australian affiliate. 

  • Peter Cush

    Peter Cush

    National Sales Manager
    Phone - 0408 607 558
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    Peter’s passion for agriculture began during his upbringing in rural south east Queensland. Peter is driven and has taken steps within his career to expose himself to various agricultural enterprises that continuously builds upon his strong background and knowledge within the agricultural industry.

    After completing studies at Longreach Pastoral College, Peter jackerooed and operated his own contracting business. He completed two international rural exchanges on a dairy in Sweden and a farming/feedlot operation in Canada. Peter later spent 3 years in Asia in a marketing role within the construction industry but his desire to return to the agriculture saw him return to Australia settling into a farm manager role in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

    Whilst completing an Advanced Diploma of Agriculture (University of Melbourne) Peter managed dairy, sheep, cattle and mixed farming properties in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania during which time he first encountered Performance Feed’s product range. Peter implemented several Performance Feed’s products into his animal husbandry program with fantastic results. He believes that the combination of good nutrition and supplementary feeding is essential to optimizing the performance of livestock.

    Peter feels that joining Performance Feeds is an exciting new chapter in his life as he becomes part of an innovative and forward thing Australian company. His wife and two young daughters also look forward to this change of direction as they establish themselves in Hamilton, Victoria.

  • Doug Pollock

    Doug Pollock

    Territory Manager for Central & North QLD
    Phone - 0488 677 883
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    Doug has been working in the animal health industry for the last 36 years for a variety of animal health companies.  He has about 18 years with Livestock Nutrition Technologies responsible for product development, Technical Services and Regulatory Affairs. 

    Prior to join Performance Feeds in August 2014, Doug has had a ball pursuing his passions including a trip to Brazil in February as part of Rotary’s Youth Exchange program, attending three Queens Prize shoots (target rifle shooting) in Bendigo, Townsville and Brisbane and a great camping trip back from Bendigo including fishing on the Edwards River in NSW and visiting outback NSW and north eastern South Australia.

    Doug’s strong background in supplementary feeding with LNT will greatly assist him in expanding the number of clients in the Central and North Queensland area and in setting up additional Distributors. Doug is looking forward to this challenge.

  • Joshua Lockwood

    Joshua Lockwood

    Territory Manager for Southern QLD
    Phone - 0428 367 493
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    Joshua comes to Performance Feeds with a Livestock Agency background working throughout Southern and Central West Queensland as well as Northern New South Wales. During his time procuring and marketing livestock for clients he developed an interest in how supplementing livestock could increase their productivity and profitability.

    Growing up on the Darling Downs on mixed Farming and grazing property’s, Joshua has gained valuable practical experience in the rural industry. This background has provided the understanding of the day to day operations of the livestock industry to enable him to assist livestock producers across the Southern Queensland region.

    During Joshua’s spare time, he enjoys cheering on his two children from the sideline of their respective sporting fields. He can also be found alongside the camp at a Campdraft waiting for his turn, or out in the paddock checking his steers being backgrounded for the feedlot market on his trusty steed and assisted by his faithful hounds.

  • Tania Guaran

    Tania Guaran

    Territory Manager Southern NSW, Northern VIC & Gippsland
    Phone - 0417 396 637
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    Tania has spent 20 years managing properties for people.  Her experience covers beef cattle, both commercial and stud, sheep merinos and prime lambs.  Along with this a 2 year stint on a large cattle and lamb feedlot as livestock supervisor rounds out her practical experience.  Tania has extensive experience with all aspects of raising livestock, from growing to finishing in a diverse range of locations from high rainfall Western Districts of Victoria to lower rainfall areas near Forbes and a variety of places in between.

    Tania is a sought after cattle judge and she enjoys the challenge and honour afforded to her when she is asked to judge at shows such as Sydney Royal, Dubbo Beef Spectacular and various other venues.

    Having run livestock herself she has a good understanding of what is practical and what works.  When the opportunity arose to join the team at Performance Feeds she grabbed it both hands.  Tania enjoys consulting with livestock producers at a grass roots levels and offering solutions to enhance their profitability.  Having worked for Pro Beef as a Territory Manager she is very familiar with all aspects of the Anipro and Weatherpro business and where these products best fit into a livestock enterprise.

    In her spare time Tania enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and breeding and competing on her Australian Stockhorses.

  • Geordie Elliott

    Geordie Elliott

    Territory Manager for Western Victoria & South Australia
    Phone - 0429 220 125
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    Geordie Elliott is an experienced and well-travelled young man based in Hamilton, Western Victoria.

    After studying at Longreach Pastoral College in QLD, he worked in various sectors of the livestock industry aiming to gain experience and a better understanding of the industry.  His thirst for knowledge has given him opportunities to work at commercial and stud operations from the North to the South of Australia’s East coast. Geordie also worked as a professional hoof trimmer for beef and dairy herds.

    Geordie won many scholarships, which gave him opportunities to go on study tours of the cattle and sheep industries in North America and the United Kingdom. 

    In his free time, if he is not judging or hauling show cattle and show steers around the various major shows, Geordie works on his family farm in Western Victoria, where they run a Beef and Prime Lamb enterprise composed of stud and commercial Brangus, Angus, UltraBlacks and First Cross ewes.

  • Tarnya McBurney

    Tarnya McBurney

    National Marketing and Event Coordinator
    Phone - 0491 216 208
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    Tarnya has over 12 years’ experience in the Communication Design Industry. Gaining expertise in areas including Communication Design, Graphic Design, Marketing and Business Strategy. She completed her Diploma of Graphic Design in 2002, and continued her study by completing her Masters in Communication Design through RMIT (Royal Melbourne University of Technology) and completed her Postgraduate Certificate of Business majoring in Marketing Strategy.

    Tarnya grew up living on a few acres out the back of the Gold Coast. Having the best of both worlds, country living with the beach only minutes away. Leaving the open space to move to Brisbane in 2004. Then moved with her husband and two children from Brisbane, and settled in Toowoomba in 2011. She fell in love with the picturesque parks and beautiful culture, Toowoomba holds.  

    Prior to moving to Toowoomba, Tarnya was working as a lecture for students completing their Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design at an international college. Tarnya has also be working and running design studios for a number of years in South East Queensland, before starting work at Performance Feeds in 2016.

  • Tania Jeffrey

    Tania Jeffrey

    Admin - Kingsthorpe Head Offuce
    Phone - 07 4699 2905
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    Tania first lived in Wynyard, Tasmania where her parents owned a Bulk Milk Cartage License with Lactos. Tania and her family tried a few locations in Victoria (North Dandenong, Noble Park and Coldsteam) before settling on Toowoomba in 1981, where they still reside.

    Tania was educated at Toowoomba State High School (Mt Lofty) for High school and after graduation went to work for Dairy Farmers Cooperative. Tania stayed with Dairy Farmers (Toowoomba Factory), from December 1988 till the final close down of the site in February 0f 2006. Tania had various roles in the Admin Department; her first job was a filing clerk to eventually looking after all of the wages on the site and assisting the accountant. When the factory closed she went to work for Weis Frozen Foods, then did some temp work before starting with Performance Feeds in November of 2008.

    Away from work Tania likes to spend time with her family play golf, cook and garden and sew when she has time.

  • Rachel Marshal

    Rachel Marshal

    Admin - Kyneton Office
    Phone -03 5422 1844
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    Rachel was born and raised on a grazing property 35km out of Bordertown SA. After completing high school she headed to Adelaide to start a Bachelor of Arts at Magill University.

    After 6 months of weekend commuting back to Bordertown, Rachel commenced full-time work at an accountant in Adelaide for a few years and headed back to Bordertown to work as a receptionist at an accountants.

    In 2005, Rachel married Brett Marshall and together they planned to find part-time work while touring around Australia. When in Toowoomba, Brett started working with Performance Feeds at the Kingsthorpe mill and was soon offered the Mill Manager position at the nearly completed Kyneton plant.

    Rachel started in the Kingsthorpe office, where they quickly became integrated into the Performance Feeds family. After nine months in Queensland they finally moved to Kyneton and on the 19th April 2006, Kyneton sent their first load out of the mill. Ten years on, two beautiful children and many loads out of the mill, they are still getting used to the cold. When not working, Rachel enjoys playing netball, camping and spending time with the kids. She is proud to be part of the Performance Feeds family and contribute to the growth of the Australian Sheep and Cattle industry.

  • Joan Warren

    Joan Warren

    Admin - Brandon Office
    Phone - 07 4782 5995
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    Joan was born and raised in Ayr, North Queensland, where her family grew cane. “I had a great time, learning at an early age how to drive tractors, trucks and how to grow cane.”

    After leaving school, Joan working in a newsagent and later in a building supplier office. In 1985 Joan and family relocated to Perth WA where she stayed for 20 years. During this time she worked for Coles Myer in the Distribution Centre starting as an order selector and working her way up the ladder to leading hand where I was responsible for account enquires, inventory and pallet control.

    After 17 years Joan was declined another position in the Melbourne office and decided it was time to return to Ayr.

    While in Perth Joan married a Sandgroper and between them have 4 children and 6 grandchildren and of course the dog. Joan’s other loves are gardening, caravanning and fishing.