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Name: Hannah McKillop
Role: Coordinator/Producer
‘Avondale’ Cunnamulla
Phone: 07 4655 4922
mckillopavondale@outlook.com
Hannah McKillop resides on family owned property “Avondale”, approximately 100km South-East of Cunnamulla, QLD with her husband Bill. Hannah is immersed in the sheep and wool industry, operating the merino breeding and wool growing enterprise full-time alongside her husband. Hannah graduated from the University of New England in 2014 with a Bachelor of Agribusiness and a Bachelor of Laws, and has since pursued roles in the Agribusiness Banking, and grain broking sectors. Hannah is passionate about the advancement sheep and wool industry and can see much potential for producers within the current environment, despite the range of challenges present. Hannah believes liaison between producers and relevant industry bodies is imperative to building a strong and resilient industry. She is excited about the opportunities for development that Leading Sheep offers to producers, and the positive flow-on effect this has the potential for in the community and wider industry.
Name: Jed Sommerfield
Role: Extension Officer
DAF Charleville
Phone: 07 4530 1256
Mobile: 0459 862 879
jed.sommerfield@daf.qld.gov.au
Jed grew up on a sheep and beef property, near Charleville in South-Western Queensland. At the University of Queensland (Gatton) he completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Production/Rangeland Management). While at university he was able to gain access to methods of higher learning and increased his level expertise over a variety of industries and commercial enterprises. After completing his degree he continued to work in primary production namely at AMH Beef City west of Toowoomba, Fletchers International Exports in Dubbo, numerous private primary production enterprises and South West NRM based in Charleville. His practical experience in primary production industries over an extended period of time has exposed him to a wide variety of problems and solutions at different stages of the supply line and at different locations throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
He recently started work as a DAF Extension Officer (Sheep and Beef) in Charleville and is looking forward to working with committee and producers from across this region and work with them to solve problems and offer solutions as part of the primary production industry.
Name: Anthony Glasson
Role: Producer
“Picarilli” Thargomindah
Phone: 07 4655 3106
agglasson@bigpond.com
Anthony along with his wife Gerda, their 3 small children and his parents Ian and Lyn live on “Picarilli” south-west of Thargomindah. After working on many properties in the Thargomindah district as well as Julia Creek and Cloncurry, backpacking and working in Europe and the U.K, pressing in the shearing sheds and working in the oil and gas industry I have settled back home with my young family. “Picarilli” runs in a normal season 6000 merino sheep and 1500 beef cattle. Our target is to produce 19-20 micron wool off a large, straight bodied, easy care merino with high fertility. We ceased mulesing in 2007.
Name: Bruce Lines
Role: Rodwellls
Roma
Phone: 07 4622 7799
blines@rodwells.com.au
Bruce was born and raised in the Roma and Maranoa District, married – Wife Gemma and son Alexander. Bruce is passionate about all aspects of sheep, wool and wool harvesting and commits an enormous amount of work and personal time to the industries. Commitment shows with 20 odd years shearing, woolclassing and training staff. Plus the past seven or more years working as a woolbroker, supplying wool clip preparation advice and representing client’s wool for sale and furthermore promoting merino sheep as a productive and viable enterprise. In his spare time competes in woolhandling events and promotes “Sports Shear” as an elite industry sport to the wider communities. Works for Rodwells – Rural Co. Woolbrokering business based out of Roma as the QLD Wool Manager.
Name: Amy Palmer
Role: Producer
Cunnamulla
Phone: 0438 730 180
amymckenzie88@hotmail.com
Amy grew up on a sheep property South East of Cunnamulla in a passionate wool growing family.She completed boarding school and university in Brisbane whereshe studied teaching and returned to Cunnamulla as a primary school teacher, where she has been working for the past 7 years. Amy and herhusband run a fencing contracting business based in Cunnamulla and service all areas of the Paroo Shire.She iscurrently the Secretary of the Cunnamulla & District Show Society and loves working with the various industries of our town to promote them and build our community. In 2015 Amybegan studying a Graduate Certificate in Agriculture majoring in Agricultural Consultancy at the University of New England, Armidale. Her aim is to use this degree combined with her education degree to work with the sheep industry to identify and provide important educational opportunities and further awareness of our great industry.
Name: Donald Truss
Role: Producers
“Wareo” Toompine
Phone: 07 4656 2210
donaldtruss@hotmail.com
Donald lives with his wife Laura and two children at Wareo, which is about 45km east of Toompine. He was born in Charleville and went to boarding school in Toowoomba. Once he finished school he did contract work around Quilpie for year. He then traveled over to Western Australia and worked on Woody Arup Merino stud for 18 months. After this he went overseas and worked in the UK and Europe for over a year before returning home. His parents live next door at Boran and both property’s are run together. They run about 8000 merinos and 400 cattle. They are currently putting up a exclusion fence around the entire boundary, withthe aim of running more sheep and fewer cattle as sheep are a lotmore suited to this country.
Name: Lucy Hammonds
Role: Australian Wool Network
Charleville
Phone: 0429 123 649
lhammonds@woolnetwork.com.au
Lucy was born in New Zealand and moved to Charleville in 1991 beginning a career in the sheep and wool industry. Lucy studied her wool classing stencil in Horsham and began classing superfine merino to crossbred wool clips throughout Australia. Upon returning to Charleville, Lucy, alongside her partner, operated a shearing contracting business in South West QLD before purchasing a freight business. Lucy returned to wool classing in 2012 and commenced with Australian Wool Network in September 2017 as a Wool and Sheep Specialist, assisting clients in all aspects of wool clip preparation, marketing and sheep production.
Name: Ange Smith
Role: Producer
Augathella
Phone: 0407 372 615
angesmith81@hotmail.com
Angela and her husband Lionel, live on their property ‘Buckey’s Creek’ west of Augathella with their two children. Their main focus is on their sheep flock as well as running beef cattle. Angela’s focus is to maximise profits for producers through more efficient production and marketing techniques. Angela studied a Bachelor of Agribusiness through the University of Queensland and has experience in Agribusiness lending.
Name: Jesse Moody
Role: Producer
“Yarmouth” Cunnamulla
Phone:0429 405 708
jesse.moody@bigpond.com
Jesse Moody manages a mixed enterprise on his families property, “Yarmouth”, north east of Cunnamulla. While being involved in sheep and wool for the majority of his working life, he worked across all facets of the industry. His main interests are pasture management, nutrition and sheep genetics as they all have the biggest influences on the livestock. In his spare time, Jesse keeps busy in the region with cricket, rugby and the show society through their working dogs. Assisting other proactive sheep and wool producers to network, improve their management systems and adopt new technologies are just a few of the reasons Jesse has become involved with Leading Sheep.

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