I was raised on a farm and remain on a farm which currently has a breeding herd of 80 cows producing forward store weaners for the feedlot market.
I consider myself fortunate to have worked in the meat and livestock industry most of my working life in positions such as Trainee Meat and Livestock Buyer for Woolworths, Group QA Manager for Metro Meat, Meat Program Manager with the Department of Agriculture and Food and Chief Executive Officer with the Western Australian Meat Industry Authority. In this position, I lead the construction and operation of the Muchea Livestock Centre, the largest undercover dual species saleyard in the southern hemisphere.
I am passionate about animal welfare, and worked with members of the WA supply chain to develop the Animal Welfare Standards for Western Australian Saleyards which was launched by state and federal agriculture Ministers. I currently sits on the board of the RSPCA WA.
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