Agency stalwarts across the nation are mourning the passing of stock and station agency giant Malcolm Capp, who passed away on Monday in Moree, NSW.
Mr Capp’s agency career began with New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency in Wagga Wagga 1955. He spent time in various offices across NSW and then as Queensland state general manager of Dalgety Winchcombe FGC 1978.
The sale of livestock was his forte and from his early days in the industry he dedicated himself to developing skills in this field which earned him a reputation as an outstanding auctioneer.
He was also instrumental in introducing the first live sheep export in Geelong in early 1970’s.
“His passing is the end of a certain era in the stock and station management game as things have changed considerably over the past decades,” said his son David from Toowoomba today.
“He had a strong, professional connection with his clients and the property and stock he was representing.”
“Fittingly, for a man who spent so many hours travelling across the highways of Queensland and NSW his last words to his daughter and my sister, Sarah were, ‘I think I have come to the end of the road’.”
Mr Capp was 78 when he formally retired from Schute Bell Badgery Lumby in Sydney ending a career spanning over 50 years.
His family have advised his funeral will be held on December 19 at the All Saints Anglican Church, Moree, NSW at 11am.
Mr Capp died aged 85 years, and is survived by his three children Julia, David and Sarah, and his sister Susie. His wife Jocelyn pre-deceased him in 2005.