Danny Ryan

THE METICULOUS COIN COLLECTOR!

IF you get to know a little bit about Danny Ryan, an interesting paradox may come to mind!

The young boy who had his eyes set on being a professional motocross rider also had a strong penchant for collecting coins, still one of his most treasured possessions today.

Perhaps the latter is an insight into the meticulous way he goes about his work with Westcoast Wool & Livestock, where even the volume knob on the car stereo has to be set on an even number.

It might also cause you to catch a breath if a snake crosses your path or you suddenly find yourself at great heights, but it’s been one of the positive character traits in Danny, a wool auctioneer of the year winner.

It flows through to having a good work ethic with everything you do as well, not to say Danny doesn’t enjoy some of the things the rest of us humans do – a special interest in the ‘ponies’, a good steak sanger at the ‘Badgi’ Roadhouse and the odd binge on Netflix.

Plus, there’s always a good laugh to be had somewhere in our industry. Danny recalls some staff bonding over a few beers when a workmate lodged a stubbed cigarette behind his ear. Soon after, a strange smell pervaded the room – yep, his hair was on fire!

Danny is celebrating 30 years in the wool industry and has chalked up 13 of those with Westcoast Wool & Livestock.

With a wool classing and sheep certificate in his pocket, it all started in shearing sheds, classing wool. Then came the transition to wool stores, into a wool technical team, and later to conducting wool sales and auctioneering

An unabashed AFL Eagles supporter, Danny is aiming for the namesake Westcoast Wool & Livestock to become another industry powerhouse, which he says will be a product of hard work, strong passion, sound decision-making and building a great team.

He is looking forward to the pathway ahead, where he also expects protein will increasingly become “king’’ in the global marketplace.

Danny enjoying a couple of his passions.

With a wool classing and sheep certificate in his pocket, it all started in shearing sheds, classing wool. Then came the transition to wool stores, into a wool technical team, and later to conducting wool sales and auctioneering

An unabashed AFL Eagles supporter, Danny is aiming for the namesake Westcoast Wool & Livestock to become another industry powerhouse, which he says will be a product of hard work, strong passion, sound decision-making and building a great team.

He is looking forward to the pathway ahead, where he also expects protein will increasingly become “king’’ in the global marketplace.