Out and About - March 2017 - Elders Rural Services

This month Elders Ararat recognised the achievement of one of its long standing employees, Debbie Roche.

Debbie was recognised with her 20 year service award, which was recently celebrated at a Luncheon with staff and family.

Debbie’s career first started out with Elders after the merger of VPC back in 1997, during that time she has held various roles.

In 2006 she was awarded the “Customer Service Excellence Award” then appointed Senior Sales Support Officer in 2008, and more recently to the role of Branch Manager in October 2013.

Debbie is described by her team as the go-to person at the branch, always more than willing to help out with any client enquiries.

Outside of work Debbie’s interests are spending time with her 3 children, 3 grand children and caravanning and motorbike riding with her husband.
Ararat Livestock Manager, Neil Cooper, who has worked with Debbie for the length of her career with Elders says that she is a valuable element of the team.
“For those who have worked with Debbie over this journey it has been an honour and a privilege and we look forward to another 20,” says Neil.

Myrtleford Annual Blue Ribbon Sale


The Elders Sire Evaluation Group Balmoral Sale

The Elders Sire Evaluation Group undertook one of the biggest on-property displays of Merino sheep in Australia last week, when they penned 1400 rising one and two year old Merino ewes into their 50 different sire groups. The displays represents the entire female progeny of the 2015 and 216 MLP trials.

A very successful day and a testament to the efforts of the team.

Elders Mortlake conducted an important Simmental and Angus stud dispersal sale in Coolana this month over a four day period. A colossal effort by the Mortlake branch, led by Branch Manager Hayden Lanyon and supported by neighbouring branches and stud stock staff, these sales grossed over $4.3m. Congratulations and well done to the team for your collaboration and hard work on the day and in the lead up.

Elders Indonesia Gala Dinner

PT Elders Indonesia sponsored our “KOOYONG” Tenderloins for the Indonesian Australian Busines Week (IABW) held in Jakarta in mid March. As part of the IABW there was a Gala dinner where our beef was prepared by Indonesian Master Chef judge at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jakarta and served to a 500 people audience.

IABW featured 130 Australian business delegates with an estimated 750 Indonesians participating across the whole program.

Australian Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo, were in Indonesia during the IABW to strengthen the relationship between the two countries and promote Trade, Tourism and Education partnerships.


Elders China Wool Tour

Elders have again run a China wool tour for clients, travelling around the country to gain a better understanding of the countries wool industry and the production process – as seen in the above shot.