PGG Wrightson Seeds are excited to be back in the RuralCo tent at the Beef Australia 2018 event.
The team will be onsite all week working with you to help find the right pasture to fit your system. Drop in and say hi, will be at site C209 in the RuralCo tent all week and look forward to meeting you.
Charlotte will be on hand to discuss how to drive increased productivity in animal systems through high quality pastures with a key focus on transitioning stock to ensure the best result.
Veterinarian Charlotte Westwood has spent the best part of her career working in veterinary practice, farm consultancy and agribusiness on both sides of the Tasman.
With a veterinary degree from Massey University (New Zealand), Charlotte initially worked in a Waikato cattle practice before heading to the University of Sydney. After completing a PhD looking at the effects of nutrition and cow genetic merit on the reproductive performance of dairy cattle, Charlotte returned to New Zealand working initially with Wrightson Seeds before setting up her own New Zealand based veterinary nutrition consultancy business. A return to Australia in 2006 saw Charlotte working with Cattle Production Consultants (now SBScibus) working with farmers in southern NSW, northern Victoria and South Australia. In 2009 Charlotte returned to
PGG Wrightson Seeds and is now working as a veterinary nutritionist based at Kimihia Research Centre at Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Charlotte has a particular interest in how crops and pastures impact on the health, reproductive performance, productivity and profitability of cattle.
Stop at the RuralCo tent at site C209 to meet Charlotte at Beef Week.
Where are you based? Based in Mackay Central Queensland where I live on a small property
Years in the industry? I have been involved in the seed industry for the last 12 years and prior to working in the seed industry worked in various roles within the rural industry at retail and also research roles.
Locations you work in? Work from Rockhampton through to the top of Queensland and also west of Rockhampton North.
Systems you work with? I work mainly in the tropical and subtropical systems within my area but also there is some work done with temperate systems within the tropical system for winter feed.
Why do you enjoy working in the agricultural sector? I enjoy working in the agricultural industry as every day is different, I meet different people every day and also enjoy making a difference to people with the advice that I give on products and helping farmers become more profitable. Come meet Gerry at Beef week
Where are you based? Based in the Southwest of WA where I live on my working cattle farm.
Years in the industry? Grown up on the family farm, involved in rural farm supplies since 1998 and with PGG Wrightson Seeds now for 3 years.
Locations you work in? Work across the entire WA and NT markets.
Systems you work with? Work with everything from temperate dairy and high production beef systems to subtropical and tropical systems in the north of WA and the NT.
Why do you enjoy working in the agricultural sector? I enjoy helping farmers become more productive using new and proven products.
Come meet Nathan at Beef week