New manager all ready for beefy role
A key appointment has been made to develop production and maximise profits for pastoralists in the Kimberley and Pilbara.
The Department of Agriculture and Food has hired Trevor Price as productivity and profitability manager.
Based at the department’s Northern Beef Development Centre in Broome, he will be a familiar face to many in the northern pastoral industry, having travelled extensively in the region as a seed stock producer.
Recently appointed NBF project manager Mark Ritchie said Mr Price was a strong candidate for the role in northern WA.
“He understands cattle enterprises from all perspectives, having initially attended a rural college, worked on cattle stations in the Northern Territory and, more recently, having established his own cattle stud in New South Wales,” he said.
Following a break from the cattle industry in 2002-03, Mr Price started a beef seed stock business to provide cross-breeding options in northern Australia.
He has a 26-year career in the military as a soldier and officer working in management and engineering.
Mr Price is also working towards completing his masters in animal science, with a focus on animal breeding management.
He said the new role would drive on-station, productivity development aspects of the NBF project.
“I intend to take advantage of my regional presence in Broome and meet pastoralists outside of main mustering periods to highlight positive new opportunities for them, particularly relating to Northern Beef Futures activities,” he said.
“Collaboration and robust relationships are vital in getting the most out of any industry.”
Mr Price intends to engage with as many stakeholders as possible, including members of the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association.
“I hope to attend as many pastoral industry events as possible to develop relationships with producers in the beef supply chain and provide a local link across the value chain,” he said. “My aim is to improve outcomes for the northern beef sector by identifying and addressing issues and challenges to growth, while optimising the value of the industry as a whole.”
Picture: The Department of Agriculture and Food New manager Trevor Price.