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Terry Ryan

Stock Sale & Auctioneer

Where Are You Based
Chinchilla, QLD

Years Of Industry Experience
48 years, starting out with Dalgety in December 1973.

Equine Experience
Terry grew up with horses and has been competing in Campdrafts, Challenges and Stock Horse classes since he was a young fella. His competitive career started as early as the 1967 Brisbane Show, where he won the Pony Club Team of 4. Terry is still showing Australian Stock Horses at the Brisbane show to this day. He is also a long-term supporter of the Classic, where he has been our most reliable sales negotiator since 2009. Terry bought the top priced gelding out of the 2009 Classic Sale for $26,000. Fortyniner Dreaming and Terry have been very successful over the years winning several champion titles.

Area Of Expertise
A man of many talents; Auctioneering, Equine Performance, Client liaison, and Rural Property Sales. Terry has also been selling at the Dalby Cattle Sale every Wednesday since 1980.

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien
Terry spends his time looking after his own properties, running livestock and cropping. He also gets to a few shows when he can.

Ken Miall

Stock & Station Agent

Where Are You Based
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Years Of Industry Experience
6 years

Equine Experience
Ken grew up with horses, learning to ride at a young age and  started campdrafting in his teens. Ken worked on cattle stations for 5 years once he finished high school, using horses for stock work. He still has a few horses and enjoys competing regularly at campdrafts in the Southern Zone.

Area Of Expertise
Livestock Production & Marketing; Auctioneering – ALPA Young Auctioneers NSW State Finalist 2017.

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien
Ken enjoys riding his horses and campdrafting, training and working his dogs, and spending time on the farm with his friends and family.

Shannon Wicks

Livestock Account Manager

Where Are You Based
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Years Of Industry Experience
6 years

Equine Experience
Shannon grew up around horses and spent several years in Northern Queensland mustering on cattle stations and competing at local rodeos.

Area Of Expertise
Livestock Marketing, and Auctioneering – ALPA Young Auctioneers NSW State Finalist 2019 & 2020.

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien
Shannon enjoys playing rugby and golf. He also likes training working dogs and heads out fishing in his spare time.

Chris Dobie

Livestock Agent & Auctioneer

Where Are You Based
Scone, NSW

Years Of Industry Experience
12 years

Equine Experience
Chris was born into a thoroughbred racing family and grew up riding from a young age at pony club. He enjoys announcing at Campdrafts, stock horse events and local shows. Chris also thoroughly enjoys calling a good game of polocrosse and gives race calling a crack from time to time.

Area Of Expertise
Auctioneering.

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien
Chris attends the stables as often as he can and helps out with the racehorses. He can be found most of the time watching the races or at a race meeting. Chris’ favourite phrase to say every Saturday morning when asked what’s happening for the day “BIG DAY OF RACING”. He has just got back into riding and looks forward to competing at Campdrafts. Look out for Dozer and the light blue float.

Darren Smith

Senior Account Manager Livestock & Auctioneer

 

Years Of Industry Experience
32 years with Nutrien and its predecessors.

Where Are You Based
Goondiwindi, QLD

Equine Experience
I come from a family who have been involved with the Horse industry for many years either competing or breeding for varied sporting disciplines with home bred Horses competing at National level, from a young age I competed at junior and senior Rodeos, Polocrosse and Campdrafting to which I still compete at Local Campdraft events when possible. I have purchased Horses out of the Classic Sale and have been very fortunate to have 2 make it back into the finals with a third missing the finals by 1 point.

Area Of Expertise
Livestock Marketing and Auctioneering, Level 1 AuctionsPlus Cattle & Sheep Assessor.

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien
I enjoy spending time with my family; wife Elissa, daughters Sophie & Jessica and attending their sporting ventures, attending local sporting events and catching up with friends when possible.

Colby Ede

North East Livestock Lead

Where Are You Based
Toowoomba, QLD

Years Of Industry Experience
20 Years with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Equine Experience
Colby has been involved with the horse industry his whole life, going through the pony clubs ranks and competing at Campdrafts across the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Area Of Expertise
Supporting our staff and customers across our Livestock & Equine Business.

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien
Colby enjoys Water Skiing, Snowboarding, and spending quality time with his family.

Joel Fleming

Livestock Marketing / Auctioneer
Where Are You Based
Tamworth, NSW

Years Of Industry Experience
13 years. Joel has worked as a Stock & Station Agent / Auctioneer in Goulburn NSW, Dubbo NSW, Dalby QLD and has been in Tamworth for 10 years where he currently sells Livestock and Rural Real Estate out of both Tamworth & Armidale.

Equine Experience
Joel and his family have all grown up around the horse industry especially campdrafting.
Joel, his eldest brother Matthew and father Peter are all past Champion Rider title winners in the SCA.
Joel has been involved in organising and auctioneering at Performance Horse Sales since 2011.

Area Of Expertise
Livestock Marketing, Rural Real Estate, Auctioneering, and Performance Horses.
Joel was the 2010 NSW Champion Auctioneer, 2011 QLD Champion Auctioneer, and the 2012 Australian Champion Auctioneer.
Joel is the only Auctioneer ever to win both a NSW & QLD title.

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien
Spending time with my Wife Belinda and our newest additions to the family – Roy & Lacey Fleming!
When we get the chance, we like to spend time at home improving our little property.

Andrew Wishart

Account Manager, Stud Stock

Where Are You Based

Cootamundra, Southern NSW

Years Of Industry Experience

30  years starting in Ladysmith, NSW

Equine Experience

I have been involved with horses all my life, my main interests lie in performance horses, cutting and campdrafting.
I purchased a gelding from the Classic that I am keen to get going drafting.

Area Of Expertise

Auctioneering, Genitics and Marketing.
After leaving school I was employed by Hannan Livestock Pty Ltd of Ladysmith NSW and furthered my skills and knowledge to hold roles of Livestock Manager and Assistant Manager. I’ve gained extensive feedlot experience and it was also when I began an association with my long time friend Phil Webb.

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien

Spending time with my children and training a few horses keep me pretty busy these days.

Scott Cooper

Livestock and Property Marketing Specialist
Where Are You Based
Gunnedah, NSW

Years Of Industry Experience
29 years, started in Tenterfield, NSW

Equine Experience
I grew up riding, my father competed at rodeo’s and trained racehorses which led in me riding track work.
I also attended pony club through to associate level and rode ponies and galloway’s at the Brisbane Royal.
I got into campdrafting in my late teens through friends and aslo did some team roping.

Area Of Expertise
Livestock and Auctioneering, Runner up in the Australian Young Auctioneer in 1998

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien 
Spending quality time with my family, wife Amy, Daughter Charlotte  and Son Sidney on our property and also enjoy attending campdraft’s and race meet’s.

Dane Pearce

Stud Stock Manager – North Queensland

Where are you based?
Rockhampton, QLD

Years Of Industry Experience:
9 Years

Equine Experience:
Dane grew up around horses and learnt to break in and shoe from a young age. He and his wife have played Polocrosse for a number of years. They continue to breed and break in Australian Stock Horses and try to get to Polocrosse Carnivals when they can find the time.

Area of Expertise:
Stud Stock & Commercial Auctioneering, Livestock Marketing & Announcing. Dane won the 2008 Queensland Young Auctioneers Competition and was a National Finalist in 2009 at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Young Auctioneers Competition.

What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working For Nutrien:
Dane enjoys spending time with his wife Amie and his two boys, Eli & Cody. Dane is still playing Rugby league & enjoys coaching his kids in their Junior Rugby League competition. Dane and his family are also involved in various sporting and community events in the local area including the Local Show, Rugby League & Polocrosse. He spends a lot of time announcing at local events, shows & polocrosse carnivals, as well as conducting numerous charity auctions around our local area.