Westcoast expands southern team

Photo caption: New Westcoast Wool & Livestock representative Sean Gillespie, pictured at the Mount Barker Regional Saleyards, where the company now has a selling position.

EXPERIENCED wool and livestock representative Sean Gillespie has joined the expanding team at Westcoast Wool & Livestock.

Formerly with Primaries of WA, Sean is supporting producers through southern growing areas, as well as the company’s new selling fixtures at the Mount Barker Regional Saleyards.

Originally from Wagin, Sean has also been strongly involved with the industry running his own livestock enterprises with his wife, Emily, and their children, Kona, Emma and Caris.

He has been operating a Poll Dorset stud on his property near Wagin for 19 years and also has been farming another property near Narrikup in recent years that is running about 40 predominantly Angus breeders.

The son of late Wagin Ford car dealer principal, Graham Gillespie, Sean has always maintained a strong network and relationships through the Great Southern and wider areas, and particularly following 20 years of classing, shearing and contracting in the local wool industry.

Sean recalled his earlier days driving around paddocks at Narrikup and is looking forward to further developing his beef cattle operation.

“I’ve always enjoyed working with animals and the meat market,’’ Sean said.

With a growing world population needing to be fed and the ability for Australia’s farmers to produce a clean and green product, Sean said it painted a positive outlook for livestock commodities and producers.

He said he was also pleased to be joining a local, privately-owned, growing company that had a great rapport with its clients as a result of the excellent service it provided to all producers.

Sean can be contacted on 0439 112 881.

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