#GrowAngus Speaker spotlights

April 7, 2017 4:33 pm

Ben Thomas from MLA and Susan Bibby from Specialised Breeders Australia will be speaking during the #GrowAngus National Conference on May 18th and 19th in Ballarat Vic.

Ben Thomas, MLA – ‘Are Current Beef Prices Sustainable: Australian Beef Industry Projections’

Ben Thomas is the Market Information Manager at MLA, where he has been employed since 2012. Ben’s responsibilities include writing the quarterly beef and lamb industry projections, along with regular market analysis. Prior to working for MLA Ben completed a cadetship with Twynam Agricultural Group and spent two years working on a Canadian cattle farm. He has the qualifications of a Bachelor of Rural Science at the University of New England.


Susan Bibby, Specialised Breeders Australia – ‘Genetic Selection Technologies in the Poultry Industry’

Susan graduated from the University of Melbourne as a veterinarian in 2000.  Since this time she has worked in Government service, including in the 2001 Foot and Mouth disease response in the UK, in private mixed practice and as a commercial poultry veterinarian servicing all species including broiler breeders, broilers, layer breeders, laying hens and turkeys.  Her work has taken her all over the world with time spent in Scotland, Hungary and the USA, as well as Australia and New Zealand. She currently works part time for Specialised Breeders Australia as Veterinarian and National Started Pullet Manager, and runs a mixed species veterinary practice in Strathfieldsaye, just outside Bendigo.