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Where are you from originally? Born and bred in Glenn Innes - my dad was an agent.
How long have you been an agent? Nearly 10 years – 8 in Tamworth. I started part time with my father in the family business at Glen Innes and have been involved from "day dot". I can remember kicking around with dad when he was selling sheep for 50c and cattle for $20. Livestock has always been in my family. I also did some part time work in Armidale (while studying agribusiness at UNE) and moved to Wodonga before coming back to Tamworth. Click here to read more
Phillip Hetherington (Principal)
How long have you been an agent? Been with Garvin and Cousens for 30 years this year.
Where are you from originally? Born and bred at Dungowan, educated at Farrer.
What’s been the biggest change in your 30 years as an agent? Without a doubt, computerisation. When I started you had a sheep book and a cattle book and away you went. There was an old fellow in the clock house/scales and you’d handwrite the tickets out, when the beast came on the scale he’d slide the ticket in, pull the lever down and it would print the weight on the ticket. You’d then go back to the office and write them all out. It used to be a clock face in the old scale house and there was a certified weighing person and everything was carbon copy – buyer, vendor, agent all got one. Every lot of cattle was weighed. So, computerisation is the biggest change.
Andrew Warden (Principal)
Ian Morgan (Principal)
How long have you been an agent? Almost 40 years - 30 of these operating in the Quirindi and Tamworth saleyards. During this time I’ve also severed three terms as President of the association.
What’s been the biggest change in your 30 years as an agent? NLIS. (It’s fair to say Ian is not a big fan of the NLIS!)
What do you think is the biggest issue moving forward in the livestock industry? My theory is to maintain the status quo in our business. Saleyards have always been my business and that’s how I will continue to operate until the day I give it away. The saleyards always have been, and always will be, the best way to market cattle. Click here to read more about Ian
Ben Goodman - profile coming soon
Sam Payne (Principal)
Andrew Bloomfield (Principal)
How long have you been an agent? Just over 6 years in Walcha. I’m off the land and used to do part time work with agents in Walcha for 10-12 years on sale days so I’ve been associated with the industry for 15-20 years.
What’s been the biggest change in your time as an agent? Mainly the marketing tools. People specialise now – vealers or weaners - and are more business-like. They also do a lot more business from home. Technology has absolutely played a big role in that. Click here to read more about Gary
Patrick Purtle (Director)
Where are you from originally? Collarenebri
How long have you been an agent? 18 years as VJ Flett and then Purtle Plevey Agencies, and 3 years before that - so 21 in total.
What’s been the biggest change in your time as an agent? The introduction of NLIS changed the dynamic of the cattle business but it now seems to work fairly well. Click here to read more about Patrick.
Samuel Plevey (Director)
Ken Jarrett (Livestock Sales)
Where are you from originally? Born and bred in Dungowan.
How long have you been an agent? Started as a yardman in 1989 so been involved in the industry for almost 30 years. I remember my father buying and selling through the Northgate saleyards (now the Northgate Shopping Centre), when I was 2 or 3 buying Devon steers in the 1970’s and then looking at them for a couple of years.
Angus Newcombe 0427 969 031
Angus Newcombe (Principal)
Where are you from originally? Born and bred in Scone, been in Tamworth for 25 years.
How long have you been an agent? 10 years in Tamworth. Started with Jason Goodwin, a very well respected agent, then moved to Elders before branching out on my own. (Angus also owns Country Auctions at Nemingha.)
What’s been the biggest change in your time as an agent? More paddock sales, direct selling, Auctions Plus. More people are targeting markets and using more initiative in selling. Click here to read more about Angus