SAMRC Chair- Angus Hobson
Angus is a sixth generation primary producer and owner and manager of Bukalong in the Monaro region of South East NSW. Here he runs a self-replacing Merino flock as well as a self-replacing Angus herd to supply weaners for the grass and grain finishing market. He also grows a range of forage crops, predominantly lucerne and winter cereals.
Angus has considerable technical, practical and strategic planning experience spanning more than 25 years in the red meat and livestock industries. This includes managerial and livestock experience on properties throughout Australia and New Zealand and as a trainee manager with Australian Country Choice (primary supplier of beef and veal products to Coles Supermarkets).
Angus has also held a range of corporate positions in the livestock industry, including Chief Executive Officer of the Red Meat Advisory Council Ltd, Director of Monaro farming systems, Director of XF Enterprises (a multinational provider of ruminant nutrition products and consultative services), and Policy Officer with Cattle Council of Australia.
Other roles have included senior positions with MLA, the Southern Australian Beef Research Council (SABRC), Performance Feeds and Unipro International. Angus holds a Bachelor of Rural Science from the University of New England, has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and has worked as a qualified MSA Grading Officer and AUS-MEAT Chiller Assessor.