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Western Australia

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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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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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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Georgia Anderson

Pastoral Extension Officer
Expertise

Georgia has a dual degree in Agricultural Science (majoring in Animal Science) and agribusiness with experience throughout central Australia and the Northern Beef sector supply chain.

Location Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs
m. 08 8351 8136
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Tim Schatz

Tim Schatz

Director Livestock Industries
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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Melissa Wooderson

Livestock Officer
Expertise

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

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

Livestock Research 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

Pastoral 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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Mary Williams

Livestock Extension Officer
Expertise

Mary has a bachelor of Agricultural Science along with practical experience working in the Northern pastoral industry. Her main focus is increasing adoption of more efficient breeder management.

Location Katherine
Region Katherine/Top End
t. 08 8973 9878
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Jaidyn Eastaughffe

Rangelands research officer
Expertise

Jaidyn's focus area is rangeland ecosystem function, specialising on the role of biocrusts and the impact of grazing on nitrogen mineralisation.

Location Katherine
Region Katherine/Top End
t. 08 8973 9878
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Caroline Pettit

Senior Rangeland Research Officer
Expertise

Caz has been in the department for almost 20 years and her expertise is in the areas of forage budgeting, carrying capacity and has experience in running extensive projects that investigate all aspects of pastoral feed base.

Location Darwin
Region Top End
t. 08 8999 2014
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Ben Wirf

GIS Officer
Expertise

Ben has extensive knowledge of geospatial analysis, programming, mapping and drone operation and his technical skills are used in field work, pastoral outlooks and fire mapping.

Location Darwin
Region Top End
m. 0439 885 908
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Queensland

Niilo Gobius

Principal Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Property mapping, environmental monitoring GIS and Remote Sensing, land health monitoring (land, soil and water), sustainable grazing land management, research and extension.

Location Mareeba
Region Far North Queensland
t. 0474345276
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Emily Corbett

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Working with producers across whole of business, to support the profitability and sustainability of Northern beef enterprises.

Location Mareeba
Region Far North Queensland
m. 0474 103 635
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Katie Hay

Extension Officer (Pasture agronomy)
Expertise

Research and extension, beef production systems, herd health and management.

Location Mareeba
Region Far North Queensland
m. 0436 836 623
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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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Kacie Buchanan

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Beef production systems, grazing land management, herd management, nutrition

Location Mareeba
Region Far North Queensland
m. 0477 755 243
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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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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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Jo Gangemi

Senior Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Working with landholders to implement best management practices. Group facilitation and adult learning. Communication and adoption of digital tools. Managing compliance and quality assurance requirements within a beef business, through LPA (food safety, biosecurity and animal welfare), NVD and NLIS.

Location Charters Towers
Region North Queensland
m. 0438 553 483
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Bec Clapperton

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Beef production systems, herd performance and recording, nutrition, grazing systems, whole of business planning and analysis.

Location Townsville
Region North Queensland
m. 0477345843
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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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Lara Landsberg

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Online Breedcow & Dynama guru, options analysis, herd modelling, decision support tools training and herd recording.

Location Mackay
Region North Queensland
m. 0436 631 543
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Emily Crowe

Agricultural Economist (Beef)
Expertise

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

Location Mackay
Region North Queensland
m. 0476 120 737
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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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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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John Day

Senior Soil Conservation Officer
Expertise

Soil conservation rehabilitation, design and implementation. Grazing land management.

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 0490071147
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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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Polani Shadur

Pasture Agronomist
Expertise

Cropping systems, drone aviation, electronic communication and remote sensing.

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 4843 2631
m. 0428 100 625
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Katie Schultz

Extension Officer
Expertise

Pasture, grazing and livestock management.
Assisting producers improve enterprise efficiency and productivity.
Cattle, sheep, and alpacas.

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
t. 0499759772
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Grayson Jones

Beef Extension Officer
Expertise

Grazing land management, breeder herd management and beef cattle nutrition.

Location Rockhampton
Region Central Queensland
m. 0460 015 071
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Patricia Nolan

Senior Extension Officer (Beef & Sheep)
Expertise

Beef production systems, breeding and nutrition.

Location Charleville
Region Western Queensland
m. 0476 910 190
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Millie Sheales

Extension Officer (Beef & Sheep)
Expertise

Natural resource management, integrated pest management, soil carbon and aquaculture.

Location Longreach
Region Western Queensland
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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Tim Emery

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Breeding and genetics (particularly EBVs & bull selection), breeder management, herd recording and whole of business analysis.

Location Roma
Region Southern inland Queensland
m. 0408 707 155
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Andrea McKenzie

Andrea McKenzie

Extension Officer (Beef & Sheep)
Expertise

Herd management and animal health, disease and nutrition.

Location Charleville
Region South West Queensland
m. 0428 109 620
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Bec Brayley

Small Ruminant Extension Officer
Expertise

Meat processing & marketing. Disease investigation and response management.

Location Charleville
Region South West Queensland
t. 0459862879
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Billie Standfield

Extension Officer (Beef)
Expertise

Meat science and the MSA model, data collection and analysis, heat stress, animal welfare & productivity.

Location Roma
Region Southern Queensland
m. 0436 912 349
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Sam Harwood

Extension Officer (Beef & Sheep)
Expertise

National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) - Integration as a tool to monitor performance. Grazing management and nutrition.

Location Charleville
Region South West Queensland
m. 0400 256 427
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Caitlyn Kerr

Extension Officer (Beef & Sheep)
Expertise

Vegetation management and cattle nutrition in the mulga

Location Charleville
Region South West Queensland
m. 0436 919 150
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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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Ray Murphy

Senior Agricultural Economist (Grazing)
Expertise

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

Location Toowoomba
Region South Queensland
m. 0417622273
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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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Kate Brown

Extension Officer (Beef)
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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