Tom Amey – Regional Chair
Find out more about Tom
Tom has been a cattle producer for 38 years and has experience across the grazing and processing industry. He runs a cow and calf operation west of Casino, NSW, servicing the MSA-graded trade yearling market and spent 14 years as a director on the board of the Northern Cooperative Meat Company with some time spent as Deputy Chairman.
Tom has an honours degree in Rural Science from the University of New England which has given him a strong understanding of maximising productivity and profitability using sustainable practices and has encouraged him to drive and coordinate finishing trials for weaner producers, field days, workshops and seminars. Tom is a director on the North Coast Local Land Services board and chairman of the Strategic Planning Subcommittee.
NSW Central West, Rangelands and Queensland
Find out more about Gus
Angus, with his wife Kelly, runs a mixed grazing operation over two properties in the Wentworth/Broken Hill area on the Anabranch River. Here, they produce mainly store lambs and calves for on-selling to finishers, while mutton is sold over the hooks.
Merino genetics are predominantly used in the sheep flock, although most years White Suffolk rams are placed over a portion of the enterprise’s ewes. Angus’ cattle herd includes cross-bred cows, predominantly Santa Gertrudis cross, with the use of Angus bulls.
Angus is chairman of the Southern Community Advisory Group for the Western Local Land Services and past chairman of the Lower Murray Darling Catchment Management Board. His strong work in the area of soils has seen his operation selected by Soils For Life as one of two case studies for the Western NSW region.
South East Victoria and Tasmania
Find out more about Jenny
Jenny is well known for promoting sustainable agriculture, particularly in Gippsland where she and her husband run a 680ha beef and sheep property.