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.”
The definition of lamb is changing in Australia – from 1 July 2019. The old definition of lamb was ‘A female, castrate or entire male that has 0 permanent incisor teeth’. ...Read more
WA Meat Marketing Co-operative Chairman Craig Heggaton has urged state and federal authorities to investigate reports that overseas investment trusts and companies are banning livestock production on the WA farmland ...Read more
There has been no loss of interest in prime lambs since Darrel and Diane Hudson of Yleena Farm Dowerin became the first Producers of the Month winners for their area ...Read more
The Land Board members who granted young Narrogin farmer Barry Rick one of eight virgin land titles south of Newdegate in 1980 would have been impressed at the time by his ...Read more
Peter and Lee Bessell-Browne of ‘Naballing,’ Woodanilling were thrilled to take out the WAMMCO Producer of the Month title for March 2019 with a draft of 109 Merino/Prime SAMM ...Read more