Mark Barton 

Nutrien Equine Manager and Auctioneer
Mark commenced his Agency career in 1987, with Dalgety Farmers Ltd and has remained with the company for the past 33 years, throughout the various ownership and name changes.
He is a licensed Stock & Station / Real Estate Agent – Auctioneer as well as serves on a number of equine industry related boards and organisations, particularly in the sport of Campdrafting which is a family passion and pass time.
 
Mark has held a number of positions within the company ranging from a branch manager, State & National Livestock manager, through to the role of National Livestock Director for Landmark Operations.
 
In 2008 with the assistance of Charlie Maher & Jimmy Matthews, introduced the Nutrien organisation to the Australian performance horse market, which now sees the company involved in the sale of around 1,500 performance horses annually.
 
In 2020 he has assisted the Nutrien Equine team’s entry into the the Australian Standardbred market with 300 yearlings catalogued for their first sale in Oakland's Junction Victoria in April 2021.

Phone: 0419 488 256

Maree Rogan

Administration Manager Tamworth Branch

Maree has worked for Nutrien for 16 years and has been involved with the equine division since inception in 2008, supporting the equine administration. After being heavily involved in the performance arena for many years she looks forward to meeting a new clientele within Standardbred industry.

 

Phone: 0428 658 395

Darren McAullay

Auctioneer

Darren brings with him 40 plus years experience in the racing industry, which includes 13 years as a senior harness race caller in Western Australia, which has allowed him the opportunity to broadcast 27 Perth Cups, 5 Inter-dominions, as well as be invited to broadcast and act as a master of ceremonies at a number of key fixtures in the Eastern states of Australia.

 “I’ve built up such a long association as a bloodstock auctioneer with many of the vendors from Victoria and New South Wales who will be offering their stock at this first Nutrien Standardbred Yearling sale. So, I was obviously delighted to be invited by Mark Barton to head up the auctioneering team for Nutrien’s inaugural Standardbred sale.”

“But I think equally satisfying, is the opportunity to be able to continue to represent the many breeders who I’ve sold yearlings on behalf of in Melbourne for the past thirty years or more with the other bloodstock companies that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with.”

 “The outcome that you want for the Standardbred breeding and harness racing industry is to see it prosper and for all the participants get real reward for their hard work and effort”.

 

 

Dane Pearce

Auctioneer

Dane commenced his agency career in 2006 in Roma QLD. Selling twice weekly at cattle sales.

Dane has a broad range of experience within the industry & company previously holding a Branch Manager’s position & is now the North Queensland Stud Stock Manger for Nutrien based in Rockhampton QLD.

He is a licensed Stock & Station Agent & Auctioneer. Danes main areas of expertise are Stud Stock & Commercial Auctioneering, Livestock Marketing & Announcing. Dane won the 2008 Queensland Young Auctioneers Competition & was a national Finalist in 2009  at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Young Auctioneers Competition.

He & his family maintain a long association with the Polocrosse horse sport & Australian Stock Horses.

A regular part of the Equine team at the Tamworth Classic & Toowoomba Supreme sales Dane is excited to be a part of the Nutrien Equine Standardbredventure.

He is looking forward to meeting people in the industry, making new contacts & supporting the success of the vendors, purchasers and the Nutrien Equine Standardbred concept.

 

 

Alan Parker

Pedigree Researcher and Harness Racing Historiann

Alan Parker is a harness racing historian 

Alan has estimated that he has produced in excess of 12,000 catalogue style pages in the past 20 years encompassing sales in all Australian States and the National Stallion Guide for the past seven seasons. Allan has been the recipient of 13 Harness Racing Australia Joseph Coulter Media Awards in a variety of historical categories along with one for Best Book for The Village Kid Story.

He is also the researcher for the harness category of The West Australian Racing Industry Hall of Fame.

Nutrien Equine thanks Alan for his tireless work and passion to update the pedigrees of the Nutrien Sale Catalogues weekly.

 

Em Yeo

Administrator / Social Media

Em is an experienced social media & marketing manager, and personal assistant. Driven by her passion for rural Australia, she takes pride in providing the best experience and service for the industry as possible. In this role, her goals include to personalise, promote, and learn. Em has worked with Landmark and now Nutrien for 10 years and has extraordinary commitment to the brand and what it stands for.

Phone: 0418 923 355

Stuart Balcombe

Insurance

Stuart Balcombe can assist with all insurance enquiries, from business, crop, farm, aviation, heavy motor and machinery to bull and horse.

Phone: 0428 411 424