National agents in the state
TASMANIA has only two independent rural agents, but that didn’t stop the state from hosting the country’s agents at a national conference.
Independent agents based in Tasmania’s North, Ian Richards of Richards Livestock and Mark Webb from Webb Woodiwiss Livestock Marketing, are part of a group with a national annual turnover of more than $8.5 billion.
The Rural Marketing Agents network boasts in total more than 750 livestock, property, merchandise and administration personnel.
Mr Richards said credit to Tasmania hosted the event.
He said the conference offered excellent speakers and opportunities to network. Next year’s conference will be again in Hobart,
Frank Archer, from Landfall Angus, told the conference Tasmania was a wonderful environment for grass-fed cattle.
“We are about quality not quantity,” Mr Archer said.
Other local speakers included Robbie Tole from Greenvale Pastoral and major Tasmanian irrigation investor David Williams.
RMA general manager Michael O’Brien said the conference also brought people together to discuss avenues to break down barriers on mental health, which is a significant issue in rural Australia. it was a to have