Steve Ensby

Isis Town and Country - - News -

RESTOR­ING prof­itabil­ity to agri­cul­ture has driven Steve Ensby to stand for the seat of Cal­lide.

He said there were not enough jobs to keep peo­ple in the elec­torate and op­por­tu­ni­ties for small busi­nesses to grow were few and far be­tween.

Mr Ensby runs a bra­ham stud and lived in Cal­lide for 15 years.

But with his main mar­ket in Rock­hamp­ton, Mr Ensby moved his op­er­a­tion to Mount Mor­gan, re­duc­ing the cost to run his business and plac­ing him closer to clients.

“As some­one who un­der­stands farm­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing, I can see there are things that can be done to help the elec­torate,” Mr Ensby said.

“There are not enough business op­por­tu­ni­ties be­ing cre­ated, not enough op­por­tu­nity and we need to fo­cus on restor­ing prof­itabil­ity to agri­cul­ture.”

Mr Ensby said it would be pos­si­ble through co-op­er­a­tion with dif­fer­ent in­ter­est groups, in­clud­ing Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia, AgForce and the Na­tional Farm­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion

“Agri­cul­ture is still our big­gest in­dus­try and we al­ways need to make sure we come back to prof­itabil­ity to gen­er­ate jobs.”

PHOTO: LUKA KAUZLARIC

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