WAMMCO International, one of Katanning’s largest employers, is looking at introducing a management cadet scheme to attract young people into the meat industry.
The scheme is the brainchild of chief executive Coll MacRury, who took over from Des Griffiths on April 14. It would involve cadets learning about each department within processing. Mr MacRury, who was previously in charge of major lamb and beef processors and exporters in New Zealand, believes there is a lack of young people working up through management chains in Australia and New Zealand.
“We have to start working out how to take people through. I was fortunate enough to work in a big company and have a path to management,” Mr MacRury said.
“Obviously, we need some good calibre people and a good training program for young people who want to make a living in agricultural towns,” he said. “The sorts of people we need to tap into are those who want to make a career in the meat industry.”
Wayne Radford, will retire at the end of 2022 after a 56 year career in the industry. Wayne left John Curtin High School at Fremantle to join the skins team at Wesfarmers ...Read more
Media Release 28/07/2022 Western Australia’s largest sheep and lamb processing cooperative will return a record $8.4 million in pool bonuses to its producer members at the end of August 2022. The 2021/22 ...Read more
Media Release 14/07/22 Des Griffiths, an early CEO of the WA Meat Marketing Cooperative, credited with helping WA lamb producers to reshape an influential global lamb processing and marketing cooperative, passed ...Read more
Media Release (20-06-2022) Recently appointed Livestock Manager for WAMMCO, Mike Curnick is looking forward to capping his 37-year career in WA’s livestock sector in the lamb and ...Read more
A distinguished career in the meat processing and livestock industry will end with the retirement of the WA Meat Marketing Cooperative’s Livestock Manager Peter Krupa on June 30. Mr ...Read more