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NSW and QLD wool producers to benefit from Brett

New South Wales and Queensland wool growers are set to benefit from a wealth of industry knowledge, with Brett Smith joining Elders Walgett as district wool manager.

Mr Smith joins Elders in March after three years as wool account manager for Landmark Walgett and will service north western New South Wales and southern Queensland wool producers.

Elders northern zone wool manager Bruce McLeish said that Mr Smith’s comprehensive wool background would provide considerable benefit to Elders’ clients.

“Brett’s knowledge and experience will play a critical role in providing expert advice to local producers, offering flexibility and choice in marketing options, as well as preparing their clip in the most economical way possible,” Mr McLeish said.

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Mr Smith said that he is looking forward to joining such a reputable company in Elders and continuting to service local growers and assessing their needs.

“I enjoy helping growers add value to their business through the delivery of production and genetics advice,” Mr Smith said.

“Growing up on a family farm and getting first hand experience working on a number of properties has given me a good understanding and passion for Australia’s agriculture industry,” he said.

“While we do have some local barriers such as drought and wild dogs, I firmly believe that as these issues are overcome; there is a solid and exciting future for merinos and crossbred producers in north west New South Wales and Queensland.”

In addition to a Bachelor of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Brett is a qualified wool classer, and accredited deliverer of the Lifetime Ewe Management and More Lambs More Often programs.

Following the completion of his degree Mr Smith also completed a Graduate Certificate of Rural Science and a Masters in Agriculture (sheep and wool science) at the University of New England.

Mr Smith will be based in Walgett, servicing the north west New South Wales and southern Queensland area. He can be contacted on 0428 492 525 or by email at Brett.Smith@elders.com.au