Farm insurer Achmea to back GenAngus Future Leaders Program again in 2020

June 25, 2019 9:51 am

Australia’s specialist farm insurer Achmea and Angus Australia are pleased to announce the extension of the GenAngus Future Leaders Program into 2020, aimed at empowering young industry leaders with the business skills needed to run successful and sustainable beef businesses.  

After the success of the 12-month leadership program which kicked off in Sydney in February, the support from Angus Australia’s insurance partner Achmea will ensure the GenAngus Program returns again in 2020, giving young beef industry enthusiasts aged 18-40 the opportunity to challenge their business perceptions and inspire them to put the outcomes into practice.  

Eleven young beef industry enthusiasts came together at this year’s three-day intensive workshop and participated in presentations, activities and discussions designed to support them to either start their own beef business or grow their current business. 

The workshop covered a wide range of topics including business financials, beef business networking, mindset, beef supply chain, risk and liability, marketing and communications and succession planning. The presentations were hosted by a series of industry professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds. 

One of participants from this years GenAngus Program, Ashley Coleman from Inverell (NSW), said the workshop has been a brain explosion for me, there has been so much information to take in, which I can now take home and implement. I really enjoyed being around people who share a similar vision.” 

Fellow 2019 participant Joshua Clift from Scone (NSW) said “the group of people attending gave a great range of perspectives. All the sessions had a lot of relevance for what I am doing now and will help me improve on what I am trying to achieve.” 

Angus Australia Events and Youth Development Officer Candice Liddle looks forward to bringing the program back in 2020 and working with another group of enthusiastic individuals who all share a passion for the future of the beef industry. 

We are delighted to have our farm insurance partner Achmea back on board to support the GenAngus Program after the success of the inaugural workshop in February,” Mrs Liddle said. 

It was great to see the participants taking information and guidance from the workshop to implement into their own businesses and operations as we continue to guide them through this 12-month program.” 

Achmea CEO Emma Thomas is incredibly proud to extend their support for the GenAngus Program in 2020. 

Through backing the next generation of beef industry leaders, we will help to secure the future resilience of the beef industry,” Mrs Thomas said.  

“By sharing knowledge to help broaden participants skillsets, they will be better equipped to invest in themselves, their businesses, their families and ultimately the future of their agricultural communities”. 

As well as announcing a multi-year partnership with Angus Australia, Achmea has announced a 2019 special stud stock insurance rate of 8% for a 12-month cover, designed to give buyers peace of mind from the moment the hammer falls.  

Registrations for the 2020 GenAngus Future Leaders Program will open later this year, with the next program due to start in February 2020.  For further information and feedback from the 2019 program, please see the Angus Youth section of the Angus Australia website

For further information please contact the Angus Australia Event & Youth Development Officer: Candice Liddle at or on (02) 6773 4622. 

For further information about Achmea, including their 2019 market-leading rates for Stud Stock insurance, visit, email or call 1800 724 214.  


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Achmea’s market-leading 8% stud stock insurance rate available now

Recognising times have been tough for farmers and with bull prices reaching record prices, specialist farm insurer Achmea have announced a market-leading stud stock insurance rate of 8% for a 12-month cover. Farmers could save up to $470 for a 3-star 12-month insurance cover for an average bull market price of $6,800ii.

Achmea’s special stud stock insurance rate of 8% for a 3-star 12-month insurance cover is available now. Covering mortality including accidental loss of use, disease and sickness, Achmea’s 12-month stud stock cover is designed to give buyers peace of mind from the moment the hammer falls.
During 2018, Achmea joined forces with Angus Australia, through a multi-year partnership in support of the GenAngus Future Leaders Program, and as such Achmea has developed this cover as a further way to support bull breeders.
So far this year, more than 3,600 Angus bulls were sold across 83 sales. In 2018, more than 9,000 Angus bulls were sold at auction at an average price of $6,837iii.
“As a direct insurer, farmers can partner directly with us which is why we’re in a position to offer the most affordable stud stock insurance currently on the market,” Achmea CEO Emma Thomas said.
“This ensures we remain very competitive against the industry’s main players, particularly as harsher-than-expected seasonal conditions continue to impact farmers’ cashflows right across the country,” Mrs Thomas said.
“This is one of the lowest rates for stud stock insurance the industry has seen in a long time and the perfect opportunity for farmers to have a look at their farm insurance and assess whether they’ve got the best deal on the market.”
“As an insurer established by farmers for farmers, we know that every dollar counts. Having adequate insurance cover, including for valuable livestock, is key to keeping farmers farming.”
“Achmea’s 2018 finalist nomination as Direct General Insurer of the Year demonstrated our growing reputation in the market for service excellence and this is another example of how we deliver for farmers,” Mrs Thomas said.
“The ability to act in our clients’ best interests has been key to our rapid growth in Australia.”
“Achmea Australia supports the development of the beef industry and in particular wants to see the future of the beef industry thrive and as such is willing to support beef breeders for peace of mind and future development,” Angus Australia’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Diana Wood said.
Through a large footprint local Risk Specialists, farmers can tap into Achmea’s 200 years of farm insurance expertise through booking an on-farm Risk Review. Reducing risks is key to building resilience and mitigating risks can help keep premiums and unexpected repair bills down.To take advantage of Achmea’s 2019 special stud stock insurance rate of 8% for a 3-star 12-month cover, call 1800 724 214 or email