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Our History

Mr D.W.(Wal) Charles was invited to present an industry marketing paper to the Annual General Meeting of the Angora Breed Society (A.B.S)of Australia in Melbourne on the 12th November 1976 discussing ways that the industry could better improve the marketing of Australian Mohair.   At that time major wool brokering firms were generally controlling the marketing of mohair.   It was decided to form a body in Region 5 (Riverina) of the A.B.S. that would represent the producers in the marketing of their fibre. This body proceeded to gather a sizeable quantity of mohair for sale. The marketing system employed was based on the wool market’s bulk classing system. Initial assistance with the setting up of guidelines for mohair types was provided by David Williams who was, at that time, principal buyer for Ian Laycock Pty Ltd.   In 1978 Mr Maurie Moses (of Moses Wool Co. Narrandera) generously offered the use of portion of his wool store to gather, class and pool the fibre. This body traded under the name of the Australian Mohair Marketing Organisation.   The first sale was a success and the Organisation continued to gather, class and pool mohair for sale offering it for auction 4 – 5 times annually.   In 1980, when it was obvious that larger premises were needed, the move was made to a shed in Audley Lane (Narrandera) where the company operated for a short period of time. Following further expansion, another larger shed was leased in Dalgetty Street Narrandera in August 1981 (Formally Lingrens Depot).

A.M.M.O. Ltd was incorporated as a public company on 16th May 1983, being a not for profit company limited by Guarantee. The original Board members were :- Stewart Thomson, Daryl Finch, David Gillard, Ian Kelly, Wallace Charles, Stuart Macpherson. Brian Heylar, Maurice Winter and Eric Beck. Only one original board member currently remains a director today (D Gillard).    A further move was then made, through the assistance of the Narrandera Shire Council, To the former Telecom building in Charles Street Narrandera. This building was made available at a minimal rental and was used for approximately three years.   In recognition of A.M.M.O’s expansion, the Riverina Industry Development Board presented the organisation with an Enterprise Award for ‘Achievement Relating To Creation Of New Job Opportunities and its Contribution to The Development Of Narrandera’.   During the latter part of the 1980’s plans were drawn up for the erection of a building incorporating a large warehouse and office complex. Through negotiation with the Narrandera Shire Council, a loan was arranged (under a lease/buy arrangement) and in late 1988 the building was erected on its current location and officially opened by Mr Adrian Cruikshank (State Member for Murrumbidgee) on 15th October 1988 – a two hectare site on River Street located on the western outskirts of the Narrandera township in a position beside the Narrandera to Griffith railway line. The foresight that was used in the purchase of this particular block is evidenced by what it offers by way of possibilities for future expansion if and when required.   A.M.M.O. Ltd has continued to trade on this site until the current day with recent improvements being complete boundary fencing, resurfacing of the car and truck parking areas and office expansion. The complex also has a modestly equiped kitchen, toilets and shower facilities and 5,400 sq mtrs of floor space.

Our Team

  • I have spent more than 25 years successfully improving and growing businesses across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. My credentials include an MBA, a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and AICD Company Directors Course. Business growth and turnaround experience encompassing start-ups, SME

    Grant Forsdick
  • Peter currently runs several hundred Angora goats, along with sheep and cattle at Wagga Wagga NSW...

    Peter Simpson
  • I, along with my wife Sue, have a commercial flock of 200 angora goats and a breeding herd of 30 Angus cattle. The property is located in the Bega Valley on the Far South Coast of NSW.I have been involved with the mohair industry for over twenty years. In that time I have participated in several embryo transfer and artificial insemination programs to improve mohair quality and the angora goat breed in Australia using Texan genetics. I am passionate about mohair production and am keen to develop new markets for high quality Australian produced mohair. I believe AMMO should have greater involvement in the development of new markets that will allow the direct sale of mohair to end users. My organizational and administrative skills have led me to be involved in various local committees. I am currently President of the Bega Showground Land Management Trust and active member of the Bega Show Committee. I have been on the South East NSW branch of Mohair Australia for over 15 years holding positions of Secretary, Newsletter Editor, NSW Branch Delegate and President. I will use my experience to represent mohair producers from across Australia to maximise returns from mohair offered for sale through the Australian Mohair Marketing Organisation.

    Charlie Bell
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    David Lillis
  • I have been in the industry since the late 1970' s when I went out to Longreach as a jackaroo. Started off with the Australian bred Angora' sand I have been on a breeding journey ever since. We are now using imported African genetics to improve our mohair quality and body types. My passion is breeding polled Angora goats for the future. I am currently in the Clifton District of Queensland running approximately 400 goats with my daughter Leanna in partnership. Experience in the Industry: • Excellent communication skills. • A team player and willingness to work with fellow board members to ensure the future of AMMO as a broker for our Industry. • A very strong belief in succession planning and training future mohair growers, members and leaders for the mohair Industry. Commitment to the Industry: • Previous board member of Mohair Australia Ltd from 2002-2008. • Long serving president of the Queensland Mohair Division, currently Treasurer. • Mentor to new mohair producers. • Shearer for most Queensland producers. • Clifton show steward and organiser-Youth workshops, Paradors class and Wether challenge.

    Graham Dau
  • I have a lifetime experience with livestock and goats as a child and through to present day, my passion for angoras began with running 300 commercial angoras on a mixed farming property of cropping, cattle and sheep at Condingup WA in the early 1980' s before returning to South Australia and settling at Moonta in 1996. Lynndon Grove Angora' s were established and presently running up to 500 mixed age angora flock. Don and I have been successfully producing quality mohair for a number of years, we are currently producing 2000kgs annually of mohair, with our focus on Kid fibre quality, wether meat production and value adding with mohair products. Skills and experience within the industry: o Lifetime experience and commitment to the mohair industry o Excellent communication and administrative skills o Supportive of Arnio and the provision of services to its members o Team member with incentive to work with fellow Board members to ensure the future of AMMO0000000000 and keep MCIIO operating as mohair broker for all mohair producers. o Strong belief in succession planning, training of future leaders for the Mohair industry o Support the production of quality Mohair with growers for marketing proposes including RMS accreditation Commitment to the Industry: o Long term committee member of Mohair Australia South Australia Division, severed as President, Secretary, and currently Treasurer. o Board Member: Mohair Australia 2000-2001 elected 2021 MIMO 2015-2017 o SAGAG Representative mid 90' s early 2000-South Australian all Goat breeds group -Livestock SA & GICA currently o Royal Adelaide Show liaison Angora Goat section 20 years Plus o Boer Goat Led wether Meat competition Adelaide show formation and schools training o SA. Schools Angora Wether Production Class Competition formation and expansion of model to Queensland schools & NSW Royal Agricultural Society' o Mohair Australia National Youth Committee Chairperson and Co-Ordinator National Young Judges Final o Mohair Australia Youth Development Education Program Wether Challenge o Attended AgriFutures association' s form webinars, R& D Fibre Industry Strategic Plan meetings online and in person o Mentor to new mohair producers

    Lynne Carter



Our Board of Directors

The board consists of a maximum of 9 directors who are all mohair producers. They are each elected for a three year term, by the members of the Organisation by postal ballot prior to the Annual General Meeting. The Board has the responsibility to guide and monitor the business and the affairs of the Company on behalf of the members. The Board is concerned with the setting of the strategic directions and maintaining ethical standards, whilst ensuring compliance with all government legislation and regulations. They are also concerned with policy development and planning for, and controlling A.M.M.O.Ltd. The board delegates the day to day management of the company to its Manager and Officers of the company. The Board has ensured procedures are in place which are designed to safeguard the Company’s assets and interests.


(02) 6959 2988 F: 02 6959 3004


PO Box 16, Narrandera, NSW 2700


68 River St. Narrandera, NSW 2700