Skilled and knowledgeable livestock agents unlocking more for farmers
30 March 2023, AU: They rely on support from specialist advisors like their livestock agent, to keep their finger on the pulse of the industry.
Nutrien Ag Solutions Regional Livestock Lead Colby Ede says Nutrien is committed to supporting the continued development of livestock agents.
“For the sustainability of the industry, we need to foster and empower the next generation. Getting behind initiative like the ALPA Young Auctioneers Competitions plays a big part in the industry’s development,” Colby said.
“I started as a trainee with a Nutrien legacy business and know first-hand how valuable the ALPA Young Auctioneers competition was for my development. The mentors, exposure to the industry and development of my skill set was instrumental to my career,
“I’m incredibly proud of Jake Robinson, Nutrien Dalby, and Justin Rohde, Nutrien Emerald for representing Queensland at the ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition national final. Taking out the top two spots in the Queensland competition shows the strength of Nutrien’s boots on the ground.”
Jake and Justin will be joined in the final by their colleges Jack Ginnane, Nutrien South Gippsland Livestock and Jack Guy Nutrien Bordertown, who both won their state finals.
Adam Mountjoy, Nutrien Ag Solutions Regional Livestock Lead and also ALPA Young Auctioneer Competition Alumni is excited to see the development of the industry.
“We’re seeing a change in how livestock are bought and sold in Australia. We’re seeing the adaptation of more advanced online systems. AuctionsPlus has experienced 19% growth from 2019-2022, with 4.8 million commercial cattle, sheep & goats offered for sale through the platform in 2022.
“Markets will continue to operate across different channels. We’re always looking for ways to give our farmers more information to assist them with making more informed decisions.
“Giving our livestock team more digital tools will increase efficiencies, increase knowledge and mean our team have more time to spend with farmers and less time completing manual paperwork,” Adam stated
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