WAFarmers congratulates meat councillor and member Hayley Goad on being selected as the WA State finalist for this year’s Cattle Council of Australia NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champions Initiative.
Hayley is one of seven State finalists chosen from a competitive field who are participating in a three-day program in Canberra commencing today. During the program, the finalists will meet with industry leaders, participate in personal development activities and policy subcommittees, as well as network with likeminded people.
“I’m looking forward to the whole Rising Champions experience, from being able to meet Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, to meeting everyone involved in the initiative,” Hayley said.
Hayley, who grew up in Roleystone, is a Livestock Administrator with Primaries of WA, where she manages the Muchea Saleyards, including the weekly cattle and sheep auctions. She is the first active female livestock auctioneer in WA.
She said her positive experience sitting on the WAFarmers Meat Council had inspired her to get involved in the competition.
“It has been a great experience sitting on the Council and seeing how policy is made behind the scenes,” she said.
“The experience has made me want to explore other avenues of involvement in the agriculture industry.”
The NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion will be announced on Wednesday, August 27. WAFarmers wishes Hayley the best of luck in succeeding the past two year’s winners, both from WA, Blythe Calnan and Stephanie Coombes, as this year’s national champion.
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