Westcoast strengthens livestock team with new Williams rep
IN a move to further strengthen an already impressive team, Westcoast Wool & Livestock has appointed well-respected and experienced livestock representative Steve Harris.
Steve joins the company as a Livestock Representative for the Williams and district area, bringing with him more than 30 years of industry experience.
Westcoast Wool & Livestock State Livestock Manager Gerald Wetherall said Steve was a valuable addition to the team and his appointment was reflective of the company’s direction.
“To have someone of Steve’s calibre join our team is exciting. He brings with him extensive livestock experience, as well as an auctioneer license,” Gerald said.
“The business is continuing to grow, and Steve’s appointment is a well-planned move for us.
“It’s part of a strategic plan to implement experienced staff throughout the State, so we can continue to provide our clients with the best possible service and help mentor the next generation.”
Born and bred in Dardanup, where he was raised on his family’s dairy farm, Steve’s career in agriculture began in 1987 when he undertook a traineeship with Wesfarmers.
Since then he has held key industry roles such as livestock representative and agribusiness branch manager in various locations around WA.
This included a five-year business partnership with Elders’ Southern Cross branch, together with his wife, Lisa.
For the past two years, Steve worked as a livestock representative for Landmark at Boyup Brook.
“I’ve never wanted to work in any other industry other than agriculture – I just love it,” Steve said.
“I love the people and really enjoy working with livestock. It’s a great industry to be involved with and I think there’s an exciting future ahead, with plenty of young, innovative farmers coming through.”
Steve officially begins his new role this week and plans to hit the ground running, getting out and about to connect with producers in his area.
“I’ve always respected how Westcoast operates as a business, so I’m proud to be joining the team,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to working with producers to not just sell their livestock, but to present them with all their marketing options so we can understand which one best suits their individual business.”
Steve and Lisa have four children, and they currently live in Dardanup.