Victorian farmers to benefit from new livestock production advisor
Elders is strengthening its livestock and wool production services for producers across Victoria with the addition of new senior livestock production advisor Gary Hallam.
National livestock production manager Robbie Neale says Elders’ livestock production advisors assist primary producers to achieve increased on-farm productivity through simple and achievable advice.
“Gary and our team of livestock production advisors help producers to get more kilograms of meat or wool from the same number of stock,” Mr Neale said.
Mr Hallam comes to Elders after 43 years with the Department of Primary Industries, and is renowned for his technical knowledge and production advice.
“Gary has a wealth of experience working with livestock producers, providing advice on farm planning, pest and disease management, cost of production, nutrition, and drought management,” Mr Neale said.
“His expertise strengthens the Elders network and will be invaluable to our livestock and wool clients,” he said.
Mr Hallam forms part of a strong livestock production team, giving clients across South Australia, Victoria, Riverina and Tasmania access to an Australia-wide network of industry best practice production support.
Mr Hallam says he is looking forward to helping Elders clients improve the sustainability and profitability of their livestock enterprises.
“With the right advice and knowledge, the opportunities for primary producers to increase their productivity and profitability are enormous,” Mr Hallam said.
“I have a particular interest in sheep genetics, nutrition and disease management, which are key components of improved reproductive performance.” he said.
“I am looking forward to working as part of a national team, and using my knowledge to help new staff members develop their skills,” he said.
Based out of the Elders Horsham branch, Mr Hallam is now servicing clients across Victoria, from Mildura to Ballarat, and Kaniva to Bendigo.
For more information on Elders’ livestock production support, contact your local Elders livestock agent or Gary Hallam directly on 0438 995 951.