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Western Australia





Sarah Gwynne

Development Officer
Expertise

Expertise: Extension, northern beef production systems, animal health and disease, and nutrition management.

Location East Kimberley
Region Western Australia
m. 0472 807 157
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Northern Territory

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
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Meg Humphrys **please note Meg is on extended leave **

Pastoral Extension Officer * please note Meg is on leave *
Expertise

Decision making framework, grazing land management, extension methodology, rangeland monitoring

Location Alice Springs
t. 08 8951 8144
m. 0427373011
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Alison Kain

Pastoral Production Officer
Expertise

Land resource mapping, soil conservation and land rehabilitation, arid rangelands land management, developing and presenting extension materials for the pastoral industry.

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs Pastoral District
t. 08 8951 8101
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Kirsten Skinner

Technical Officer
Expertise

Data management, feral animal management and ecological monitoring.

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs Pastoral District
t. 08 8951 8131
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Lakota Taber

Extension Officer
Expertise

Self herding project facilitator, data collection, extension material development.

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs
t. 08 8951 8144
m. 0427 373 011
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Tim Schatz

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
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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
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Robyn Cowley

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
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Christie Pearson

Livestock Team Leader/Research Officer
Expertise

Christie has completed a PhD focussing on beef reproductive performance in northern Australia, breeder behaviour and calf survival; and has experience with remote monitoring technologies and northern beef production systems.

Location Katherine
Region Katherine/Top End
t. 08 8973 8476
m. 0448 541 080
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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
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Eleanor Fordyce

Beef Extension Officer
Expertise

Elle has an interest in increasing efficiency of beef production within northern Australia with expertise in bull breeding soundness and fertility.

Location Katherine
Region Katherine/Top End
t. 08 8973 9730
m. 0456 752 319
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Melissa Wooderson

Livestock Officer
Expertise

Livestock research, animal production systems, herd data management systems (NLIS)

Location Kidman Springs Research Station
Region Katherine/Top End
t. 08 8973 8476
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Gretel Bailey-Preston

Livestock Officer
Expertise

Beef herd fertility, genetic selection, herd recording, data analysis, EID based data collection systems and the Repronomics II project.

Location Katherine
Region Katherine/Top End
t. (08) 8973 9749
m. 0448 771 449
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Georgia Glasson

Pastoral Technical Officer
Expertise

Georgia has experience in northern beef production systems, data collection and field work.

Location Katherine
Region Katherine/Top End
m. 0437 295 585
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Stacey Holzapfel

Beef Extension Officer
Expertise

Stacey holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, has experience in northern beef production systems and throughout the beef supply chain.

Location Katherine
Region Katherine/Top End
m. 0459 426 488
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Queensland

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
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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 4017 0700
m. 0427 146 063
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Alison Larard

Senior Beef Extension Officer
Expertise

Beef business planning and management incorporating everything from herd productivity to succession planning

Location Mareeba
Region Far North Queensland
t. 07 4017 0794
m. 0467 804 287
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Jane Evans

Extension Officer
Expertise

Beef production systems, breeding and genetics, performance data and herd recording.

Location Cloncurry
Region Far North Queensland
t. 07 4794 8903
m. 0436 666 290
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Brigid Nelson

Regional Manager - Beef and Sheep (North)
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
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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 5150
m. 0467 802 430
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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
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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
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Megan Willis

Senior Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Grazing land management, including land condition assessment, photo monitoring sites and forage budgeting. Building capacity in staff and graziers to develop resilient communities through access to training such as Mental Health First Aid.
Working with landholders to implement best management practices.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4761 5159
m. 0467 801 777
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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 4999 8554
m. 0428 960 572
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Roxanne Morgan

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Herd recording, data collection and finding out more about the incidence and impact of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD, also known as pestivirus) in beef herds.

Location Mackay
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4999 8563
m. 0436 826 211
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Vivian Finlay

Agricultural Economist (Beef)
Expertise

Options analysis and herd modelling, decision support tools training, herd recording, group facilitation and adult learning.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4787 5356
m. 0472 871 329
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Alexandra Thomson

Beef Extension Officer
Expertise

Grazing land management, beef production systems and supplementation.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
t. 07 4787 5394
m. 0436 631 612
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Simon Hunt

Soil Conservation Officer
Expertise

Agricultural soil conservation practices, grazing land management, GIS and UAV remote sensing.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
m. 0436 849 349
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Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

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

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4843 2611
m. 0428 104 248
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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
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Kylie Hopkins

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Forage systems and legumes
Grazing management
Nutrition
Goats

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4843 2615
m. 0467 726 349
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Stuart Buck

Senior Pasture Agronomist
Expertise

Sown pastures
Legume establishment
Leucaena
Pasture dieback

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4843 2605
m. 0427 929 187
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Nicholas Brazier

Agronomist (Sown pastures)
Expertise

Pasture Dieback, sown pasture and legume establishment, pasture monitoring, drones and data management

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
m. 0428 100 625
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Ryan Honor

Beef Extension Officer
Expertise

Breeder management and cattle markets

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4843 2674
m. 0436 802 069
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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
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Daisy-May Denny

Agricultural Economist (Beef)
Expertise

Working in beef research and extension projects in northern Australia, including analysis of whole of business profitability herd dynamics when adopting different management practices.

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 07 4843 2603
m. 0475 948 844
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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
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Phillipa Gilmore

Extension Officer (Beef & Sheep)
Expertise

Business management and enterprise analysis.

Location Longreach
Region Western Queensland
t. 07 4536 8301
m. 0428 102 841
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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
m. 0427 427 503
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Jed Sommerfield

Jed Sommerfield

Sheep and Beef Extension Officer
Expertise

Remote sensing and GIS (desktop and ground mapping)
Vegetation management (Mulga)
Practical experience and networks in south-west Queensland

Location Charleville
Region Western Queensland
t. (07) 4530 1256
m. 0459 862 879
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Andrea McKenzie

Andrea McKenzie

Extension Officer (Beef & Sheep)
Expertise

Herd management and animal health, disease and nutrition.

For more information about beef and sheep research in South West Queensland, please contact Jed Sommerfield on (07) 4530 1256.

Location Charleville
Region South West Queensland
t. 07 4530 1262
m. 0428 109 620
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Louise Moore

Senior Extension Officer
Expertise

Property biosecurity, herd management and animal health, welfare, disease and nutrition.

Location Charleville
Region Western Queensland
t. 0428 109 620
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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
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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
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Louise Newman

Pasture Agronomist (Sown Pastures)
Expertise

Feedbase research and development projects across southern and central Queensland and organisation of the Productive and Persistent Legume Pastures workshops.

Location Toowoomba
Region Southern inland Queensland
t. 07 4529 4151
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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
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Jo Campbell

Senior Technical Officer
Expertise

I cover a little bit on a broad range of topics. I coordinate all the research trials on site so I guess I have a lot of practical knowledge in;
• breeder management
• herd recording and analysis of performance
• pasture management and forage budgeting
• Grazing BMP compliance and I also provide support to the Grazing BMP extension staff through assisting in workshops. Quite often we are asked to attend to provide advice from a practical perspective as we carry out best management practice recommendations on site here at Brian Pastures.

Location Brian Pastures, Gayndah
Region Burnett/Mary
m. 0459 895 881
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Hayley McMillan

Senior Research Officer (Beef and Sheep)
Expertise

• Technologies available to meet the Australian red meat industries sustainability goals
• Extensive and intensive livestock systems
• Plant physiology
• Leucaena/grass pastures

Location Brisbane
Region Queensland
t. 0429 019 988
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Kate Brown

Extension Officer
Expertise

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

Location Brisbane
Region Burnett Mary
t. 07 37088379
m. 0457 520 457
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Nicole Sallur

FutureBeef Project Manager
Expertise

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

Location Charleville
Region Statewide
t. 07 4530 1270
m. 0427 603 241
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Greg Bath

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

The application, adoption and delivery of eExtension technologies across the northern Australian beef industry and promoting best management practice opportunities.

Location Brisbane
Region Statewide
t. 07 3708 8466
m. 0418 988 579
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Jodie Ward

Extension Officer
Expertise

Uploading events to the FutureBeef events calendar, FutureBeef Twitter content composer, eBulletin content compiler.

Location Brisbane
Region Statewide
t. 07 3708 8535
m. 0427 060 900
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