Damon boosts Angus skills

UPPER Stowport young beef cattle producer Damon Englund has been selected as the only Tasmanian to participate in the GenAngus Future Leaders Program.

Mr Englund is director of Deep Creek Cattle Services Pty Ltd, and also runs a small Angus stud, DC Angus. He hopes to use the GenAngus as an opportunity to learn about topics that will assist him in achieving his goals and longevity within the beef industry.

Nine young Australian and three New Zealand farmers will participate in the program. The successful 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders will attend an intensive three-day workshop in Adelaide from June 1-3 with industry professionals to help them start their own business in the beef industry or take that next step in their existing business. Angus Australia’s Extension Manager Jake Phillips is looking forward to working with the successful 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders.

“We have been pleased with the high calibre of applicants for the 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders program, which is a strong endorsement that the program is gaining momentum as being a flagship program for the beef industry more broadly,” Mr Phillips said.

“The successful applicants represent a great cross-section of the Angus community with several states represented and individuals in various stages of life and business.

“It is clear there is a thirst for knowledge and information from the applicants in regard to being the best beef industry leaders they can be. To think the alliance between Achmea Australia and Angus Australia is acting as the catalyst in their journey to success is extremely satisfying for all involved.”

In its sixth year, Mr Englund’s Deep Creek Cattle Services is an Artificial Breeding service providing beef producers with genetic gain. He and his partner also own and run a small farm buying weaned Angus heifers from clients or weaner sales to develop into PTIC heifers to be sold on AuctionsPlus annually.

Following a recommendation to attend the GenAngus Future Leaders Program by his peers, Mr Englund said he was interested in all topics covered in the workshop as this will hopefully help him achieve goals and longevity within the beef industry.