Quality Livestock has appointed highly-experienced livestock, animal health and agribusiness management professional Robbie Neale as Livestock Manager of the company.
Mr Neale has recently managed a livestock supplements business for a family company at Mount Gambier, and also brings to the role a wealth of knowledge from previously held roles in livestock trading and production systems, animal health products and supply chain management.
He has also coordinated successful business teams as part of local, regional and national roles.
Mr Neale said he looked forward building a strong team and business culture at Quality Livestock, whilst maintaining a close connection with the farm gate.
"Livestock production has always been one of my main strengths and I have enjoyed working in the area of business improvement,'' he said.
"There are strong opportunities to extend a point of difference with the Quality Livestock business and to identify great potential and value for our livestock clients.
"The agricultural industry is at a very progressive stage with new technologies, genetics, production systems, measurements and markets - and it all comes back to providing a quality article to specification.''
Quality Group managing director Mark Dyson welcomed Mr Neale's appointment, during an "exciting time" for the livestock industry.
"As new technologies, production systems and communication tools continue to evolve, Robbie's broad experience, knowledge and skills will be invaluable to guide the business' development and to deliver industry-leading service and support to our producer clients,'' Mr Dyson said.
"He has a thorough understanding of the industry, livestock products and production systems, strong networks and excellent experience in business management and mobilising teams, which will assist the further growth of the Quality Livestock business and a strong culture.''
Mr Neale is originally from the South East, with his career in industry commencing alongside his family's farm, which ran Merino sheep and Shorthorn cattle, before adding prime lamb production to the mix in the 1990s.
He continues to operate a property today at Reedy Creek, running 1500 Merino ewes crossed to Border Leicester terminal sires.
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