Angus Australia is pleased to welcome Jake Phillips in his new appointment in the role of Breed Development Officer.
Jake grew up in South Australia and has spent considerable time working across the beef supply chain in various positions throughout Eastern Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Agriculture through the University of Adelaide he went on to join ABRI as a BREEDPLAN Consultant followed by four years with Meat Standards Australia based in Queensland in the areas of the integrity and adoption of the MSA program across industry. More recently Jake has spent the past seven years working for Teys Australia at Naracoorte in South Australia in a variety of roles including livestock procurement, branded beef, QA management and livestock strategic operations.
Some members may have met Jake previously through his involvement in the Angus Youth program including the Angus Roundup, as well as being a previous Angus Ambassador and Angus Youth Trans Tasman Award recipient.
Jake and his wife run a small seedstock operation in Naracoorte and have recently added Angus genetics to their herd.
In his role with Angus Australia, Jake will work alongside existing Breed Development Officer, Matt Reynolds, in the delivery of education and extension programs that assist Angus breeders with the utilisation of genetic improvement technologies to enhance the profitability of Angus cattle and beef across the beef supply chain. Jake will also be responsible for coordinating the Angus Youth program, focussing on increasing skill development and capability among young Angus breeders in the key principles of commercial beef production and genetic improvement.
Jake will be regionally based, working from Naracoorte in South Australia.
If you are heading to Beef Australia, make sure you call in to the Durack Pavilion (D1-D3) and have a chat with Jake!
To contact Jake, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0401261217