JBS Australia Processing
Mark's background is a commercial one with experience in animal husbandry and animal production working on and managing a broad range of livestock orientated properties including cattle properties in Western Australia’s Kimberley, sheep properties both wool and meat in Victoria, and establishing a 900 sow outdoor free-range pig breeding operation.
Prior to joining JBS Australia, Mark spent 6 years working for MLA/MSA with producers, stock agents, sale yards, feedlots, and livestock buyers to gain a greater understanding of the pathways into both the cattle and sheep MSA programs.
Currently, his role with JBS sees him managing both the lamb and beef farm assurance programs, overseeing the MSA component of the JBS Southern business, lamb, beef, coordinating and implementing R + D programs specific to JBS lamb, beef, and running producer educational programs across both the beef and lamb supply chains.
Mark's passion is livestock whether that be on-farm production, marketing, animal welfare, processing, industry issues, consumer awareness with an end goal of creating value chains substantiating claims and guarantees to consumers.
Mark is based out of Victoria where I live 30 kms west of Geelong but cover all states and areas where JBS operate.