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Head and shoulder photo of Manus Stockdale, Development Officer/Project Manager, Department of Agriculture and Food, Perth

Manus Stockdale

Manager Supply Chain Development
Expertise

Extensive cattle production and business management, extension and training.

Location South Perth
Region Pilbara and Kimberley
t. 08 9368 3881
m. 0448 897 652
e. manus.stockdale@agric.wa.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Matthew Fletcher, Development Officer, DAFWA

Matthew Fletcher

Development Officer
Expertise

Rangeland management and assessment, rangeland memo editor, feed budgets, pasture condition assessments, land rehabilitation, extension and training.

Location Kununurra
Region Kimberley
t. 08 9166 4019
m. 0428 637 710
e. matthew.fletcher@agric.wa.gov.au
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Northern Territory

Head and shoulder photo of Coral Allan, Rangeland Technical Officer, Department of Agriculture and Food, Alice Springs

Coral Allan

Rangeland Technical Officer
Expertise

Pasture assessment and identification, fire management and planning, scat and track identification.

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs
t. 08 8951 8131
m. 08 8951 8112
e. coral.allan@nt.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Pieter Conradie, Manager Pastoral Production, Department of Agriculture and Food, Alice Springs

Pieter Conradie

Manager Pastoral Production
Location Manager Pastoral Production
Region Alice Springs and Tennant Creek
t. 08 8951 8101
m. 0438 848 023
e. pieter.conradie@nt.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Danny Hoogstraten, Development Officer, Department of Agriculture and Food, Alice Springs

Danny Hoogstraten

Development Officer, Indigenous Pastoral Program, DoR, AZRI
Expertise

Indigenous training and employment projects focusing on conservation and land management.

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs
t. 08 8951 8133
e. Danny.Hoogstraten@nt.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Casey Collier, NT DPIR

Casey Collier

Pastoral Production Officer
Expertise

Barkly extension co-ordination and pasture monitoring and assessment.

Location Tennant Creek
Region Barkly Tablelands
t. 08 8962 4493
e. casey.collier@nt.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Jocelyn Coventry, Pastoral Production Officer, Department of Agriculture and Food, Alice Springs

Jocelyn Coventry

Pastoral Production Officer
Expertise

Beef cattle research in arid rangelands.

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs
t. 08 8951 8142
e. jocelyn.coventry@nt.gov.au
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Bryan Gill

Pastoral Advisory Officer
Expertise

Nutrition, pregnancy testing, artificial insemination and fire management.

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs
t. 08 8951 8127
e. bryan.gill@nt.gov.au
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Sally Leigo

Research Leader, Precision Pastoral Management Tools Project
Expertise

Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) & NT Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries.
Grazing land management, cattle nutrition, Pregnancy testing and AI, reproduction, new technologies

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs
t. 08 8951 8144
e. sally.leigo@nt.gov.au
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Chris Materne

Pastoral Production Officer
Expertise

Arid Zone and Barkly Mitchell grasslands, rangeland ecology; pasture growth modelling and carrying capacity estimates, grazing strategies, fire, climate and
seasonal analysis and prediction.

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs
t. 08 8951 8135
e. chris.materne@nt.gov.au
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Jane Douglas

Pastoral Production Officer
Expertise

EID based data collection systems, NIRS sample collection, extension and training.

Location Tennant Creek
Region Tennant Creek
t. 08 8962 4483
e. jane.douglas@nt.gov.au
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Ben Beumer

Extension Officer
Expertise

Native/improved pasture development and management including weed management, specialised machinery design, pasture identification, fencing, floodplain development and management.

Location Darwin
Region Marrakai
t. 08 8999 2302
m. 0448 690 430
e. ben.beumer@nt.gov.au
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Arthur Cameron

Principal Pastures and Extension Agronomist
Expertise

Improved pastures, floodplain management, soils, fertilisers, seed production, native pastures, fodder crops, and hay production.

Location Darwin
Region Darwin and Katherine
t. 08 8999 2214
m. 0417 816 795
e. arthur.cameron@nt.gov.au
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Head and shoulders photo of Robyn Cowley, Senior Rangeland Scientist, NT DPIR

Robyn Cowley

Senior Rangeland Scientist
Expertise

Rangeland ecology and management, grazing trials, GRASP modelling and climate change impacts.

Location Brisbane
Region Northern Territory
m. 0419 829 493
e. robyn.cowley@nt.gov.au
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Chaz Delacoeur

Indigenous Pastoral Development Officer
Expertise

Development of Indigenous Land in the Northern Territory for pastoral/cattle operations with associated employment and financial benefits.

Location Katherine
Region Northern Territory
t. 08 8973 9736
m. 0428 444 045
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Whitney Dollemore

Pastoral Production Officer
Expertise

NT DPIF Selected Brahman Herd, EID based data collection systems.

Location Katherine
Region Katherine
t. 08 8973 9749
e. whitney.dollemore@nt.gov.au
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David Ffoulkes

Regional Manager Darwin, Climate Change Co-ordinator
Expertise

Climate change impacts and mitigation, and; nutrition.

Location Darwin
Region Darwin
t. 08 8999 2204
e. david.ffoulkes@nt.gov.au
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Barry Lemcke

Principal Livestock Management
Expertise

Breeding including pregnancy diagnosis and artificial insemination, breeder management, husbandry and management of buffalo.

Location Darwin
Region Darwin
t. 08 8999 2263
m. 0429 095 809
e. barry.lemcke@nt.gov.au
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Neil MacDonald

Director Primary Industry Research
Expertise

Breeder herd management on extensive semi-arid rangelands, mineral nutrition, grazing management, performance levels of breeders and growers in semi-arid northern Australia.

Location Katherine
Region Northern Territory
t. 08 8973 9739
e. neil.macdonald@nt.gov.au
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Kieren McCosker

Beef Research Officer
Expertise

Reproductive performance of beef cattle, animal production systems, animal nutrition and animal welfare.

Location Katherine
Region Katherine
t. 08 8973 9771
e. kieren.mccosker@nt.gov.au
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Tim Schatz

Principal Pastoral Production Research Officer
Expertise

Heifer fertility, breeder herd efficiency, animal production systems and animal nutrition.

Location Darwin
Region Northern Territory
t. 08 8999 2332
m. 0429 677 833
e. tim.schatz@nt.gov.au
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Peter Shotton

Farm Systems Research
Expertise

Pasture establishment, leucaena establishment and management, pasture and soil core sampling and monitoring.

Location Douglas Daly Research Farm
Region Douglas Daly
t. 08 8978 2442
e. peter.shotton@nt.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Dionne Walsh, Rangeland Program Manager, NT DPIR

Dionne Walsh

Rangeland Program Manager
Expertise

Research and extension in sustainable rangeland management: carrying capacity, forage budgeting, grazing systems.

Location Darwin
Region Northern Territory
t. 08 8999 2178
f. 08 8999 2043
e. dionne.walsh@nt.gov.au
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Jodie Ward

Pastoral Production Extension Officer
Expertise

Botanal sampling

Location Katherine
Region Katherine
t. 08 8973 9730
e. jodie.ward@nt.gov.au
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Queensland

Emma Black

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Extensive beef production in north Queensland, cattle nutrition and supplementation, and grazing practices

Location Cloncurry
Region North West Queensland
t. 07 4742 1311
m. 0467 808 340
e. emma.black@daf.qld.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Robert Caird, Beef Extension Officer, DAF

Robert Caird

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Beef production systems, economic analysis of beef business performance and cattle nutrition.

Location Mareeba
Region Far North and North West Queensland
t. 07 4048 4880
m. 0459 894 143
e. robert.caird@daf.qld.gov.au
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Bernie English

Senior Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Native, improved and irrigated pasture systems, silage production and tropical pasture seed production, breeder herd management, cattle nutrition and supplementation including feedlot and molasses production feeding, cattle marketing, MSA technology, economic analysis of beef business performance, rangeland monitoring, property planning and use of fire in the rangelands.

Location Mareeba
Region Northern Gulf, Upper Herbert, Upper Burdekin, Atherton Tablelands and Cape York.
t. 07 4048 4880
m. 0427 146 063
e. bernie.english@daf.qld.gov.au
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Rebecca Gunther

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Extensive beef production systems; management of native rangelands; cattle nutrition and supplementation including dry and wet season lick rations, molasses mixes and heifer and weaner management; breeder herd management; livestock marketing; property layout and infrastructure planning; and communicating latest information/technology to the beef industry.

Location Cloncurry
Region Northern Gulf, Southern Gulf, Western Burdekin
t. 07 4742 1311
m. 0417 726 703
e. rebecca.gunther@daf.qld.gov.au
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Joe Rolfe

Principal Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Beef production systems, herd nutrition, meat science, rangeland ecology, native pastures, grazing management systems, soil conservation, rangeland monitoring, property layout and infrastructure, management of fire in the rangelands, succession planning and rural family communication.

Location Mareeba
Region Cape York, Northern Gulf, Upper Herbert, Upper Burdekin and Atherton Tablelands.
t. 07 4048 4882
m. 0427 378 412
e. joe.rolfe@daf.qld.gov.au
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Kate Brown

Ag Reef Protection Officer
Expertise

Grazing land management, property mapping and communicating the latest information/technology to the beef industry.

Location Townsville
Region North Queensland
t. 07 3330 4510
m. 0457 520 457
e. kate.brown@daf.qld.gov.au
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Head and shoulders photo of Mellissa Holzwart.

Mellissa Holzwart

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Nutrition, parasites, cattle tick eradication programs, disease investigation and surveillance, NLIS compliance, CashCow data collection.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4761 5193
m. 0477 755 243
e. mellissa.holzwart@daf.qld.gov.au
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Karl McKellar

Senior Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Assisting beef businesses adopt and integrate new technologies in grazing land management and beef production systems. Assisting North Queensland beef producers integrate the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) and Meat Standards Australia (MSA).

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4761 5153
m. 0418 189 920
e. karl.mckellar@daf.qld.gov.au
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Brigid Nelson

Principal Project Officer
Expertise

Beef production systems, grazing land management, extension methodology, monitoring and evaluation, working with groups to implement best practice, rangeland monitoring, reducing sediment from grazing lands, and project management and design.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4761 5158
m. 0477 316 057
e. brigid.nelson@daf.qld.gov.au
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Holly Reid

Agricultural Economist
Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4761 5156
e. holly.reid@daf.qld.gov.au
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Bob Shepherd

Principal Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

The management of grazing lands using stocking rates, fire, sown pastures and fences/stock waters to improve land condition; woody weed management, reclamation of severely degraded land, preventing and repairing erosion on access tracks and other linear features on grazing properties; working with school students to lift the profile of the northern grazing industry and highlight career opportunities in agriculture; Rangeland Champion with Rangelands Australia (UQ Gatton) and working with industry/agency teams to address industry issues.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4761 5170
m. 0467 802 430
e. bob.shepherd@daf.qld.gov.au
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Dave Smith

Senior Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) – a management tool for monitoring and managing beef nutrition. National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) – integrating electric identification into business performance monitoring. Pasture/land condition monitoring and its importance to beef businesses. Cattle performance monitoring and its importance to beef businesses. Dung beetles – their distribution management.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4761 5160
m. 0409 580 357
e. dave.smith@daf.qld.gov.au
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Megan Willis

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Grazing land management, land condition assessment, workshop facilitation and property mapping.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4761 5192
m. 0467 801 777
e. megan.willis@daf.qld.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Matt Brown.

Matt Brown

Extension Officer (Beef) – Grazing BMP
Expertise

Breeder herd management, grazing land management, property management and facilitation.

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4843 2611
m. 0428 104 248
e. matt.brown@daf.qld.gov.au
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Byrony Daniels

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Business and enterprise analysis, cattle nutrition, breeder management, facilitation, adult learning and grazing management.

Location Emerald
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4991 0867
m. 0427 746 434
e. byrony.daniels@daf.qld.gov.au
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Jim Fletcher

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Grazing land management, nutrition and breeder management.

Location Mackay
Region Mackay, Isaac, Suttor, Bowen, Collinsville and Mt Coolon.
t. 07 4967 0731
m. 0428 960 572
e. jim.fletcher@daf.qld.gov.au
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Joanna Gangemi

Extension Officer (Beef) – Grazing BMP
Expertise

Education, facilitation and holistic business management for grazing enterprises.

Location Biloela
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4808 6878
m. 0477 345 843
e. joanna.gangemi@daf.qld.gov.au
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Kylie Hopkins

Technical Officer – Grazing BMP | High Output Forages
Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4843 2615
m. 0467 726 349
e. kylie.hopkins@daf.qld.gov.au
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Ken Murphy

Senior Industry Development Officer and Central Queensland Climate Risk Coordinator
Expertise

Whole property management, animal nutrition and management, pasture management, dry season management including supplementation plans, drought and disaster planning and coordination.

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4843 2637
m. 0419 658 412
e. ken.murphy@daf.qld.gov.au
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Mick Sullivan

Principal Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Breeder herd management, cattle nutrition, enterprise analysis and herd modelling, and grazing management.

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4843 2623
m. 0428 104 374
e. mick.sullivan@daf.qld.gov.au
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Lauren Williams

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Modern technologies, agribusiness management, animal behaviour and welfare.

Location Mackay
Region Mackay, Isaac, Suttor, Bowen, Collinsville and Mt Coolon.
t. 07 4967 0732
m. 0467 804 287
e. lauren.williams@daf.qld.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Kiri Broad, Beef Extension Officer, DAF

Kiri Broad

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Extensive and intensive beef production systems in Queensland, cattle nutrition and supplementation, beef supply chains, beef business analysis (Breedcow/Profit Probe), rangeland monitoring and grazing practices.

Location Longreach
Region Western Queensland
t. 07 4536 8301
m. 0428 102 841
e. kiri.broad@daf.qld.gov.au
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David Hickey

Senior Industry Development Officer
Expertise

Agribusiness management, whole property management, enterprise analysis, property development and infrastructure, property and herd recording systems. Extension methodology, monitoring and evaluation, group facilitation and adult learning.

Location Roma
Region Southern inland Queensland
t. 07 4622 9919
m. 0427 427 503
e. david.hickey@daf.qld.gov.au
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Jenny Milson

Scientist
Expertise

Western Queensland plant identification, native pastures and pasture monitoring, grazing management and toxic plants.

Location Longreach
Region Western Queensland
t. 07 4536 8347
m. 0418 125 571
e. jenny.milson@daf.qld.gov.au
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Head and shoulders photo of Nicole Sallur.

Nicole Sallur

Extension Officer (Sheep)
Expertise

Sheep production, extensive grazing management, environmental management systems, extension and evaluation.

Location Charleville
Region Statewide but primarily south-west Queensland
t. 07 4530 1270
m. 0427 603 241
e. nicole.sallur@daf.qld.gov.au
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Jane Tincknell

Livestock Extension Officer
Location Longreach
Region Western Queensland
m. 0472 877 271
e. jane.tincknell@daf.qld.gov.au
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Head and shoulders photo of Andrea Wiles.

Andrea Wiles

Extension Officer (Beef & Sheep)
Expertise

Herd management and animal health, disease and nutrition.

Location Charleville
Region South West Queensland
t. 07 4530 1262
m. 0428 109 620
e. andrea.wiles@daf.qld.gov.au
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Megan Gurnett

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Grazing Best Management Practice in the Burnett Mary and South East Queensland.

Location Toowoomba
Region Southern inland Queensland
t. 07 4529 4221
m. 0475 973 221
e. megan.gurnett@daf.qld.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Tracy Longhurst, Senior Technical Officer, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Toowoomba

Tracy Longhurst

Senior Technical Officer
Expertise

Cattle health, welfare and production, property and herd recording systems, data collection and analysis, whole property management.

Location Toowoomba
Region Southern inland Queensland
t. 07 4688 1518
e. tracy.longhurst@daf.qld.gov.au
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Roger Sneath

Senior Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Beef production systems, nutrition and economics.

Location Toowoomba
Region Darling Downs
t. 07 4529 4244
e. roger.sneath@daf.qld.gov.au
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Head and shoulder photo of Damien O'Sullivan, Senior Extension Officer, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Kingaroy

Damien O’Sullivan

Senior Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Pastures, climate, drought, grazing systems and plant identification.

Location Kingaroy
Region South East Queensland
t. 07 4182 1817
m. 0459 812 261
e. damien.osullivan@daf.qld.gov.au
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Greg Bath

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Intensive beef production in Queensland, in particular: feedlot management, husbandry and markets; whole of business economics and farm integration/planning strategies; integrated lotfed production systems, and; promoting best management practice opportunities. The application, adoption and delivery of eExtension technologies in the intensive beef industry.

Location Toowoomba
Region Statewide
t. 07 3708 8466
m. 0418 988 579
e. greg.bath@daf.qld.gov.au
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Rebecca Farrell

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Understanding genetics (beef and sheep) including BREEDPLAN and Australian Sheep Breeding Values, education, communication and information management, research, commercialisation, compliance and value adding, and livestock policy.

Location Brisbane
Region Statewide
t. 07 3708 8365
e. rebecca.farrell@daf.qld.gov.au
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John James

Principal Extension Officer
Expertise

Electronic communication, extension methodology, project management and change management.

Location Toowoomba
Region Statewide
t. 07 4529 4125
m. 0417 617 572
e. john.james@daf.qld.gov.au
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Felicity McIntosh

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Adult education, project management, cattle nutrition, monitoring and evaluation, and information management.

Location Brisbane
Region Statewide
t. 07 3708 8361
e. felicity.mcintosh@daf.qld.gov.au
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Meat & Livestock Australia

Jane Wightman

Innovation and Adoption Manager – Grass Fed Beef | On Farm Innovation and Adoption
Location Brisbane
Region Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia (Kimberly/Pilbara)
t. (07) 3620 5232
m. 0416 189 775
e. jwightman@mla.com.au
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Geoff Niethe

Project Coordinator – Animal production
Expertise

Animal production

Location Brisbane
Region Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia (Kimberly/Pilbara)
m. 0428 712 756
e. g.niethe@bigpond.com
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