Rural insurer Achmea Australia teamed up with Angus Australia during Beef Australia 2018 in Rockhampton QLD, to offer visitors to the Angus Australia trade stand the chance to win a Honda EU30is 3kva Portable Silent Generator, valued at $3,000.
Graham Irish, owner of the 11,000-hectare Angus/Brahman crossbreed beef cattle property ‘Balnagowan’ in Tungamull, QLD was been declared the lucky recipient of the prize at the conclusion of Beef Australia.
Mr Irish, who lives permanently in Bowral, New South Wales, was delighted to be selected as the winner.
“This was my first visit to Beef Australia, and so I was very pleased to win this prize. The generator has already been put to use on my Queensland farm, and has been a huge benefit to us,” says Mr Irish.
Achmea Australia featured as part of the Angus Australia stand, where they promoted the competition – and their presence was also a great opportunity to create more awareness of what’s already proving to be a popular insurance choice for beef producers.
With Achmea’s commitment to forging genuine relationships without broker fees, their inherently co-operative business model is based on maximising long-term client satisfaction over profit. And their partnership with Angus Australia heralds a growing commitment to supporting the future leaders of Australia’s Beef and agricultural industries. Together, the two companies recently launched the GenAngus Future Leaders Program, which mentors young entrepreneurs seeking to advance their knowledge and skills, via a first-class initiative that will help shape the industry for years to come.
Angus Australia’s Marketing & Communications Manager Diana Wood described the competition initiative as a positive addition to the new partnership. “As a member-based organisation, Angus Australia is continually looking at opportunities to add value to the businesses of its members. This prize was an exciting way to give back to the beef community,” she reported.
Achmea Australia CEO Emma Thomas also described her reaction to the competition: “I was really thrilled the competition was so well received, and to hear that the generator has already been put to good use on Mr Irish’s farm.”
Mrs Thomas also described the Beef expo itself as a huge success for Achmea Australia.
“It really underlines our focus on collaboration, and our sense of community spirit. Our approach is all about offering a partnership alongside an insurance solution, and this competition was just one example of our continued efforts to protect and enhance our agricultural communities for many years to come,” she said.
Angus Australia CEO Peter Parnell and Achmea Australia Risk Specialist Richard Reynolds draw out the winning entry at the conclusion of Beef Australia at the Angus Australia Trade Stand.
Top Image: Gerard Bennett Risk Specialist with Achmea Australia congratulates Graham Irish on winning the Honda Generator