Chairperson / Director
I entered the Angora industry in the late 70’s in partnership with my mother when we purchased several grade does. We have since built our number of animals up to around 1200, most of which are commercial, although we do run a small stud flock under the Borambola Angora banner on our farm at Tarcutta which is 30kms east of Wagga Wagga. As a commercial grower I am keen to see the maximum monetary return paid to growers for their product so that in the long run our current growers remain viable, and in the future we may induce new growers top enter the industry. We also need a viable marketing organisation that has our best interest at heart, which I think AMMO does, as a grower controlled organisation. I have been on the Board for six years and seek re-election for another term so that we can prove to the world that not only can we provide a commodity, but we can cater for the specialist and high-end markets, and return a premium price for those growers who put in the extra work. If we can supply these markets it will certainly help AMMO to remain viable into the future. In reaching for these markets I think it will benefit the whole industry, as producers look at their breeding standards and better mohair producing animals become available. AMMO itself must evolve by meeting new classing standards and bringing our lines into line with our trading partners, so they have confidence in what they are buying and do not discount our mohair at auction because they have to allow for reclassing. If elected I hope to move AMMO in these directions.