Territory / Service Manager for Gippsland VIC
Phone - 0455 071 711
Fifth generation cattleman and horseman with a lifetime experience in the beef cattle industry in both stud and commercial operations. I live in Central Gippsland in the foothills of the Baw Baw Ranges and operate the Karraba Park Stock Horse Stud as well as breeding a few beef cattle on leased land.
I have had 35 years experience managing beef cattle operations in NSW and Vic in both stud and commercial cattle operations for family and corporate companies. During that time I was very successful in breeding , preparing and exhibiting cattle at Regional and Royal Shows in the East States winning Championships in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne Royals. I have worked with many breeds including Murray Grey, Angus, Charolais , Hereford, Poll Hereford , Simmental , Gelbvieh and Red Angus.
I am an experienced judge of cattle and have regularly judged at National and International levels all breeds of cattle. I have also been involved in preparing and exhibiting steers in carcase competitions with memorable wins in the MLA weight gain and carcase trials at Rutherford Research Station. Our steers winning both 100 day weight gain and 150 day weight gain trials and also winning Champion and Reserve Champion carcases from over 300 entrants.
Following 20 years managing Ebony Lodge Pastoral Co. where I bred Gelbvieh and Red Angus stud and commercial cattle and managed the export of live cattle (Gelbvieh and Red Angus ) into China as well as sales of semen and embryos to numerous countries. During this time I started a small consultancy business advising clients on genetic management , pasture and grazing management. I stopped the consultancy business in 2010 following the dispersal of the Ebony Lodge Past. Co. following the sudden death of the managing director.
I then tried my hand at teaching Agriculture and Equine studies and after 2 years of teaching the lack of Agriculture students caused the College to drop the course. I was offered a position as Sales Manager of Riverbank Stockfeeds and with a background in cattle and also in animal nutrition I was able to achieve some excellent results. More recently I have been National Sales manager of Oilseeds Australia requiring lots of time away from home.
When the position with Performance Feeds of Regional Manager of Gippsland became available I thought it was a good fit for my knowledge and experience and also a huge contact base throughout Gippsland. I enjoy working with farmers to help them achieve the best results for their investment in supplements with excellent outcomes for their livestock.
I am looking forward to a long and successful association with Performance Feeds and continuing to grow and develop the business throughout Gippsland.