Fresh Westcoast face steps up

Photo caption: Livestock representative with Westcoast Wool & Livestock, Jeremy Green, is enjoying working hard and helping farmers in their businesses.

LIVESTOCK producers in areas surrounding Gingin, Bindoon, Toodyay and Goomalling will be recognising a fresh new face within the ranks of the Westcoast Wool & Livestock team, with Jeremy Green now supporting the region.

Jeremy earlier completed a traineeship program with the company and is thrilled to be servicing an area he has been familiar with since his childhood days on a Gingin beef cattle property owned by his grandfather, who also operated a piggery.

Jeremy worked at the WA Meat Industry Authority’s Muchea Livestock Centre prior to commencing the Westcoast Wool & Livestock traineeship program.

He honed his knowledge and skills with experienced livestock and wool advisers in areas surrounding Boyup Brook and Dalwallinu, as well as through the Midlands and Avon Valley regions.

The traineeship included a focus on fat scoring, livestock weighing, animal husbandry, drafting lines of stock and understanding different markets for different stock types.

Jeremy also attended an Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association (ALPA) auctioneering school and already has been leading from the rail at some Muchea fixtures. He is also filing the cattle market and top prices report following Westcoast’s Muchea sales.

He said having an understanding and some relationships with producers in the region he was now supporting was a bonus and he was enjoying working with clients and canvassing farmers throughout the area.

“I enjoy the livestock industry and it’s good to work hard and help farmers in their businesses,’’ Jeremy said.

“Westcoast has a brilliant team and I see a lot of potential for myself with what I can do and a great opportunity for growth within the company. It’s definitely one of the best companies for growth and it’s exciting to be a part of that growth.’’

Westcoast Wool & Livestock State Livestock Manager Gerald Wetherall said Jeremy had a strong future in the industry and he was pleased with the opportunities the company could offer young professionals via its traineeship program.

Gerald said the program was providing for a great blend of youth and experience within the Westcoast team and would support the continued growth of the business into the future.

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