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Meet Kimberly Wallis – CAAB Quality Assurance Coordinator

Kimberlys’ interest in the agricultural industry was ignited early in life growing up on the family farm in Walbundrie, NSW. Kimberly studied a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga whilst working for a rural store while completing her Degree.  On completion of her Degree Kimberly worked in animal health and merchandise the Riverina Co-op in Wagga Wagga.

An opportunity was presented to venture to Western Australia with her partner Joe where Kimberly jumped at the chance to experience something new and expand on her knowledge. In Western Australia Kimberly joined The Wellard Group on a short term contract working on Research and Development programs for the company’s farm and within its’ Beaufort River Meats abattoirs. The role provided Kimberly with a diverse and exciting opportunity where she was provided exposure to the processing sector.

With her role at The Wellard Group coming to an end, Kimberly took up a position with the Landmark Wholesale network where she then transferred within Landmark to work in the Southern NSW Wholesale Warehouse Division. It was in these roles that Kimberly enhanced her customer service skills, attention to detail, logistics and problem solving. .

Her work within all areas of this supply chain over the various roles Kimberly has had has given her a natural empathy for the industry, experience and attention to systems detail lending her naturally to the role of Quality Assurance Coordinator with The Certified Angus Group.

Kimberly is passionate about the beef industry and comes into her role as the Quality Assurance Coordinator to reconnect with her love of the beef industry and contribute to an industry she believes in through the provision of support and structure for Angus cattle producers to access Angus exclusive markets.  Kimberly will be responsible for the delivery and maintenance of all Breed Verification Services as well as work with key stakeholders to support the company brands Angus Pure and Certified Australian Angus Beef in the marketplace.

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ZOETIS BEEF PRODUCTION FORUMS

Proud partner of CAAB, Zoetis are running a series of beef production forums in November at various venues in NSW, Victoria and SA.

Please join us for an informative and open discussion. Details as follows:

Rabobank

- Australian Beef Industry Outlook

Nationwide Artificial Breeders

- Planning and implementation of synchronised AI programs

- Nutritional requirements for maximum results

- Semen testing of herd bulls, and collection of bulls for on-farm use

Agri-Gene

- 2014-2015 New Sire Release

CAAB

- Past, Present and Future

HD50K For Angus

- Heifer and sire selection made easy using DNA technology

Zoetis

- Maximising the reproductive success of your herd

- A new tool in the fight against calf scours

Dates & Venues

Thursday 20th Nov 2014 – Cooma Multipurpose Centre, Cooma Showgrounds NSW

Friday 21st November 2014 – Holbrook Football Club, Holbrook NSW

Tuesday 25th November 2014 – Witherswood Angus, Taminick VIC

Wednesday 26th November 2014 – Boonaroo Angus, Casterton VIC

Thursday 27th November 2014 – Lucindale Football Club, Lucindale SA

Friday 28th November 2014 – Coorong Angus, Meningie SA

For further information and to RSVP (by 19th November), please contact:

- Craig Foster 0418 812 457 craig.foster@zoetis.com

- Andrew Bodycoat 0419 664 834 andrew.bodycoat@zoetis.com

 

 

CAAB APPOINTS NEW CEO

The board of Certified Australian Angus Beef would like to announce the appointment of Ms. Kate Brabin as the new Chief Executive Officer; the appointment will be effective as of the 1st October 2014 replacing current CEO Mr. Phil Morley, following a decision by Mr Morley to step back from the position this year who has led the highly successful CAAB and Angus Pure programs since 2008. He succeeded Michael Pointer, who had led CAAB since its inception 18 years ago.

Phil Morley hesitates to use the word ‘retirement’ to describe his future following his departure from CAAB, as he has the intention of remaining engaged with the red meat supply chain in specific project work of interest.

The CAAB chairman Mr. Peter Trahar said that after a thorough selection process the board was delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Brabin to the CEO’s position.

Kate’s passion for the beef industry was borne early in life growing up on the family run cattle farm in the hills of Tumut, NSW. Studying firstly a Diploma of Agribusiness and then a Bachelor of Systems Agriculture – UWS Hawkesbury where she earned membership to the Golden Key International Honor Society for Academic Excellence. Kate also has a Master of Education from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. Kate has never lost sight of her passion for the beef industry and her goal, to make the connection between beef producer and consumer.

Straight from University Kate cut her teeth with Meat and Livestock Australia working within the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) team delivering meat quality standards to the consumer. From MSA Kate went on to start her own business providing grading services to small scale processors as well as quality assurance system support. Whilst working for herself an opportunity arose with Certified Australian Angus Beef (CAAB) to work with the brand to grow and develop what was to become the brand that is now a household name.

Kate currently works as the Supply Relationships Manager for Australia’s Most Awarded Brand of Beef, CAAB, a position she has held for the past seven years. Kate has been an integral part of the team that put the Angus branded beef on the map through brands Certified Australian Angus Beef and Angus Pure. Kate manages the supply chain for CAAB and Angus Pure as well as the breed verification programs including the breed verification program for McDonalds Australia which has helped make Angus beef a household name.

Kate lives with her husband Angus and their two young children Grace and Harriet on their family farm in Eurongilly, NSW where her husband, father in law and brother in law run a sheep grazing and cropping operation as well as contract sowing, spreading, spraying and harvesting services.

The chairman and the directors of CAAB would like to congratulate Kate on her appointment to the position and in doing so thank Phil Morley for the long list of achievements he was responsible for during his time as the CAAB – CEO.

Meet Kimberly Wallis – CAAB Quality Assurance Coordinator

Kimberlys’ interest in the agricultural industry was ignited early in life growing up on the family farm in Walbundrie, NSW. Kimberly studied a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga whilst working for a rural store while completing her Degree.  On completion of her Degree Kimberly worked in animal health and merchandise the Riverina Co-op in Wagga Wagga.

An opportunity was presented to venture to Western Australia with her partner Joe where Kimberly jumped at the chance to experience something new and expand on her knowledge. In Western Australia Kimberly joined The Wellard Group on a short term contract working on Research and Development programs for the company’s farm and within its’ Beaufort River Meats abattoirs. The role provided Kimberly with a diverse and exciting opportunity where she was provided exposure to the processing sector.

With her role at The Wellard Group coming to an end, Kimberly took up a position with the Landmark Wholesale network where she then transferred within Landmark to work in the Southern NSW Wholesale Warehouse Division. It was in these roles that Kimberly enhanced her customer service skills, attention to detail, logistics and problem solving. .

Her work within all areas of this supply chain over the various roles Kimberly has had has given her a natural empathy for the industry, experience and attention to systems detail lending her naturally to the role of Quality Assurance Coordinator with The Certified Angus Group.

Kimberly is passionate about the beef industry and comes into her role as the Quality Assurance Coordinator to reconnect with her love of the beef industry and contribute to an industry she believes in through the provision of support and structure for Angus cattle producers to access Angus exclusive markets.  Kimberly will be responsible for the delivery and maintenance of all Breed Verification Services as well as work with key stakeholders to support the company brands Angus Pure and Certified Australian Angus Beef in the marketplace.

K wallis pic

ZOETIS BEEF PRODUCTION FORUMS

Proud partner of CAAB, Zoetis are running a series of beef production forums in November at various venues in NSW, Victoria and SA.

Please join us for an informative and open discussion. Details as follows:

Rabobank

- Australian Beef Industry Outlook

Nationwide Artificial Breeders

- Planning and implementation of synchronised AI programs

- Nutritional requirements for maximum results

- Semen testing of herd bulls, and collection of bulls for on-farm use

Agri-Gene

- 2014-2015 New Sire Release

CAAB

- Past, Present and Future

HD50K For Angus

- Heifer and sire selection made easy using DNA technology

Zoetis

- Maximising the reproductive success of your herd

- A new tool in the fight against calf scours

Dates & Venues

Thursday 20th Nov 2014 – Cooma Multipurpose Centre, Cooma Showgrounds NSW

Friday 21st November 2014 – Holbrook Football Club, Holbrook NSW

Tuesday 25th November 2014 – Witherswood Angus, Taminick VIC

Wednesday 26th November 2014 – Boonaroo Angus, Casterton VIC

Thursday 27th November 2014 – Lucindale Football Club, Lucindale SA

Friday 28th November 2014 – Coorong Angus, Meningie SA

For further information and to RSVP (by 19th November), please contact:

- Craig Foster 0418 812 457 craig.foster@zoetis.com

- Andrew Bodycoat 0419 664 834 andrew.bodycoat@zoetis.com