ONLY 12 months ago Teys Biloela livestock strategic operations’ Laura Grubb was at home in Western Australia.
Now, she is almost a local in the town and after a year in the job Ms Grubb said she is loving all aspects of her very varied days.
She works as a cattle buyer for the company, keeps the livestock side of the plant running, scheduling kills and ensuring they are meeting program requirements for the EU, PCAS, organic, and straight grass beef, and also works heavily in the research and development spaces focusing on meat quality and projects.
Growing up on a cattle property in the Western Australia Kimberley region, Ms Grubb went on to study animal science with an honours in dark cutting.
She then went on to managing properties in Western Australia and doing research work with MLA before accepting the Teys job in Biloela.
She said while the cross country move was “challenging” it was a decision she did not regret.
Ms Grubb said the majority of local producers were lucky to escape cyclone Debbie with minimal damage, but plenty of rain.
“It has been a pretty tricky season,” she said.
“There are cattle in all sorts of shapes at the moment and a lot of plain looking cattle as well.
“We are definitely getting some feed on the ground now.”
She said at the moment, most producers are tidying up their herds and not turning off many head.
Recently, Ms Grubb has been busy in Ballarat where she attended the Grow Angus conference as part of her work with Angus Youth and Angus Australia.