2023 ICMJ Careers and Industry Expo
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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Welcome to the 2023 ICMJ Careers and Industry Expo
The 2023 ICMJ Careers and Industry Expo is once again shaping up to be a great event for university students and companies alike. It is exciting to see so many ICMJ alumni in roles throughout the red meat and livestock industries.
On behalf of the 2023 ICMJ Committee, I would like to welcome both students and companies to the 2023 Careers Expo. With over 30 companies in attendance, the feedback from previous years demonstrates why the event has become such a drawcard for companies seeking graduates with a passion for the industry –
“We have recently employed another two grads that were part of the ICMJ program last year, we are very impressed with the students coming out of the ICMJ program – keep up the great work!”
Students have also described the Careers Expo as one of the highlights of the ICMJ week. We hope students take this opportunity to meet as many company representatives as possible; share contact details, possibly a CV and follow up afterwards. Networking skills are valuable, and you never know if you may just be talking to your future employer!
Thank you to the companies for attending this year’s event and continuing to employ ICMJ graduates. Many thanks also to Rimfire Resources for your support and sponsorship of the event. Lastly, thank you to AUS-MEAT for providing the morning tea throughout the Careers Expo session.
We are excited to see the ICMJ program strengthen year on year –
“Inspiring and developing future professionals in the global red meat industry”.
2023 Careers Expo Coordinator
2023 ICMJ Feature Companies
AAM Investment Group Pty Ltd
AAM Investment Group (AAM) is a large-scale, wholly Australian-owned operator and provider of strategic investment, asset management and operational management services to Australia’s agricultural industry.
Our vision is to promote investments that lead to change in the agricultural industry, creating a positive and sustainable legacy.
This vision is supported by AAM’s foundational philosophies of diversification across supply chains and geographical production areas, and active management, with a focus on developing operational efficiencies, sustainability and potential for capital growth.
This is further strengthened by adoption of an ‘owner-operator’ model.
AAM has a national team of more than 640 employees across 33 sites, and five States and Territories, and manages over ~$650m of assets in multiple agricultural sectors including beef, grains, sheep, poultry and fibre.
For more than 35 years, AMIST Super has been helping people who work in the Australian meat industry to grow their super and plan for their retirement. But today, anyone can join. Find out why our members choose to stay with AMIST Super even when they leave the meat industry. It’s because we care. We have people on the ground talking to members at their worksites. We offer a personal service. We have consistently solid long-term investment returns and we are one of the lowest fee superannuation funds in the country. And, finally, there are no shareholders making a profit. All the money in the Fund belongs to its members.
Australian Meat Processing Corporation (AMPC)
The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) is the specialist research and development (R&D) provider for Australian meat processors wherever they are, whatever their markets, no matter their size. AMPC’s mandate is to provide research, development, and extension (RD&E) services that improve the sustainability and efficiency of the sector.
Andrews Meat Industries Pty Ltd
Andrews Meat Industries is one of Australia’s longest serving and most respected suppliers of protein based solutions. Led by the Andrews family since 1960, we deliver high quality products with exceptional service to our Foodservice, Retail and Export customers in Australia and overseas.
AUS-MEAT and AUS-QUAL are Australia and New Zealand’s leading providers of agribusiness auditing, certification and training services, supporting over 70 different programs. AUS-MEAT Limited is a medium-sized business built with passionate people who drive a profitable and sustainable industry, supply chain, and export brand for high-quality meat, livestock and fresh produce. This is carried out through leading-edge policy standards; international and national audit programs; accreditation; thorough quality management; and consultation and strategic services, building value for our members, clients and customers.
Australian Agricultural Company (AACo)
The Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) is Australia’s largest integrated cattle and beef producer, specialising in grain fed and Wagyu beef production. Established back in 1824, we’ve been doing this a while – in fact, we’re Australia’s oldest continuously operating company. We have a longstanding relationship with the land, and we’re dedicated to acknowledging our history even as we look to sustainably feeding the future. We’ve also had plenty of time to figure out how to be the best workplace we can be, with all the support, training and opportunity needed for our people to shape their careers how they want to. From the sweeping outback to the towering cityscapes, our community of people from all walks of life allow us to continue to provide premium beef to over 16 international markets.
Australian Country Choice
Australian Country Choice is a third-generation, privately owned, Queensland-based cattle, beef and food processing company. Norm Lee and his family established Leeson Pty Ltd in 1960 and purchased their first cattle station, Brindley Park, in 1968. Trevor and Keri Lee later formed Australian Country Choice (ACC). Today, the ACC Group exists as the world’s largest family-owned, vertically integrated cattle and beef supply chain organisation. Our whole-of-chain operations include seedstock production, cattle breeding, backgrounding, farming and lot-feeding to beef primary processing and multi-specie further processing, value-adding, retail packing and distribution. Our group of companies is dedicated to the best practice supply of high-quality meat products to domestic and export markets. While ACC Group has specialised in producing short-fed, grain-finished cattle and beef, we are starting to diversify our supply chain to include producing high-quality long-fed cattle, such as Wagyu and Black Angus, to further service the demands of customers in the premium beef market.
Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) & Feedlot TECH
Come visit the ALFA stand to explore the opportunities that lie within the grain fed beef cattle industry that attracts passionate people who care for cattle and work to maintain a sustainable environment. Let us demonstrate the multifaceted career pathways and the professional development, awards and scholarships on offer to those who apply themselves and are looking for a seriously rewarding career. People are one of the most important parts of a feedlot operation. Feedlots value teamwork, a strong work-ethic and a willingness to learn. There are opportunities for people with an array of skills, qualifications and experience. There are close to 400 accredited feedlots in Australia supplying certified grain fed beef. At any given time, close to 4% of Australia’s cattle population are in feedlots, with feedlots representing over 50% of the domestic beef supply.
Australian Meat Group
The Australian Meat Group is a meat processing and export business that has been established by meat industry professionals with decades of experience and proven performance at the highest level. Maintaining excellent relationships with the very best suppliers, both at the farm gate and at livestock markets. Our beef is procured from lush green farms with 100% traceability. AMG prides itself on providing consistently exceptional quality meat with superior tenderness and eating quality.
Australian Pork Limited
Australian Pork Limited (APL) is the peak body of the Australian pork industry. Through integrated services including impactful research, effective marketing and proactive policy, the producer-owned body works to enable a thriving Australian pork industry.
Bindaree Food Group
Bindaree Food Group (BFG) is a vertically integrated supply chain business delivering global meat solutions both domestically and internationally and has solidified its position as a prominent leader in the Australian meat industry.
Cibo Labs launched in early 2018 to bring a new approach to forage budgeting and feedbase monitoring which combines the latest satellite and data science technologies with traditional pasture assessment methods. Our commercial ‘PastureKey’ service provides 5-daily, paddock level estimates of your pasture biomass (kg DM/ha), using 10m resolution Sentinel satellite imagery. Integrations with Agriwebb and Ceres Tags also make objective forage budgeting easier and provide new insights into animal behaviour and pasture utilisation. Combining traditional pasture assessment methods and satellite imagery can help producers better understand paddock variability in pasture growth, utilisation and ground cover throughout the season to inform business and grazing management decisions.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
As Australia’s largest financial institution, we have a lot of pathways for you to choose from. We’re looking for people from a wide range of disciplines who thrive on making an impact and want to join our team to help build a brighter future for all. With us, you’ll participate in market-leading training to develop your technical and soft skills. This will help you with the transition to full-time work from university and make sure you excel throughout your career journey with us. You’ll enjoy being part of a flexible, inclusive and collaborative environment with lots of support and social opportunities too! As a grad, you’ll have the opportunity to give back to the community through graduate initiatives, driving positive change across our organisation and improving the wellbeing of our graduate cohort. If you’re passionate about resolving real world problems while developing your skills and taking hold of opportunities, then we’d love to hear from you. Head to our website to find out more or reach out to our friendly team if you have any questions for us.
Delta Agribusiness are a leading force in independent rural inputs and advisory services in Regional Australia. With a strategic footprint across NSW, QLD, VIC, WA and SA. We are a dynamic and diverse agribusiness which take pride in being a significant employer of choice in regional communities. Delta Ag is owned and managed by the people that work within the business. At Delta Agribusiness we partner with farmers to make the right decisions. In a highly competitive marketplace, it is the integrity of our people that make the difference. We are committed to being innovative and making smart decisions to add value to our clients. With a culture of empowering staff and branches, we are passionate about rural communities, the profitability of our clients and the sustainability of agriculture at all levels.
Drover Ag is Australia’s most recognised and recommended, specialist agricultural recruitment service, sourcing employees for our large network of agribusiness and farming clients all over Australia. Our clients include smaller family-owned and operated enterprises, through to some of Australia’s largest pastoral companies. We find exceptional people for exceptional businesses, and we have proven experience in successful recruitment outcomes for the full spectrum of roles from entry-level farm and station hands, technical roles, right through to executive management positions.
Our staff have a broad experience and deep understanding of agriculture and are based in regional areas across the country. They provide the knowledge and tools our clients need in building successful teams.
A key part of our process is to encourage keen and enthusiastic young people to enter a career in agriculture and also support skilled agricultural workers to remain in the industry by assisting them to secure sustainable roles and achieve their agri-career aspirations.
Drover Ag offers a steady stream of enviable opportunities for graduates to apply for and aspire to. We can offer support and advice to future candidates and help pair candidates with their perfect future employer through our ag career pathways. Come and meet the Drover Ag team at the National ICMJ Careers Expo, 2023.
E C Throsby
E.C. Throsby Pty Ltd is a private, 100% Australian owned beef processing company. We are currently exporting to more than 50 countries. E.C Throsby Pty Ltd is an industry leader in the processing and distribution of Australian beef. Our company provides quality freshness and valued beef products to all parts of the globe. Our commitment to our farmers, customers and workforce is paramount in producing a quality product. We provide a work environment that values quality work and dedication.
Elders is one of the most recognised names and most trusted brands in Australian agriculture. For over 180 years, we’ve been supporting Australian agriculture, helping rural and remote communities thrive. Career opportunities available at Elders are as wide and diverse as the country itself. We offer a variety of roles from agricultural to corporate, early career programs to roles requiring specialist expertise.
Fletcher International Exports
Fletcher International Exports is one of Australia’s most integrated processors and exporters of lamb and sheep meat products. A private, family-owned company, Fletcher International operates two highly efficient processing facilities: one located in Dubbo, New South Wales; and the other near Albany in Western Australia. These two plants have a combined processing capacity of more than 90,000 sheep and lambs per week, which equates to over 4.5 million head per year. Other aspects and business hubs of the Fletcher company include dryland and irrigated cropping & cotton programs, sheep breeding and feed lotting, grain trading, logistics, wool fellmongery.
Fulton Market Group
FMG are the procurement and supply chain experts dedicated to supplying beef & pork to the McDonald’s restaurant system. Owned and operated by people who have worked in the food industry and supply chain for decades, FMG supplies approximately two thirds of McDonald’s global beef and pork requirements. We combine our industry expertise with a continuous improvement mindset to deliver expert advice and service across procurement, quality, sustainability, market forecasting, logistics, risk management and all other supply chain functions. With offices in Sydney, Chicago and Oklahoma City, we cover most regions including Australia, New Zealand, South America, North & South Asia, the Middle East, USA and Canada.
Greenham are a growing family business wth 3 export-accredited processing plants across Victoria and Tasmania. The team place a strong emphasis on a fun, innovative culture and are passionate about developing capable leaders. The business strives to be an industry leader in delivering high-quality sustainable beef to global markets.
Gundagai Lamb is a progressive, family-owned lamb brand that is working closely with producers to supply a consistent high-quality product to consumers. Objective carcase measurement is used to grade lamb and provide detailed feedback to our producers.
Our role is to drive unprecedented demand for Hereford genetics and strengthen the breeds renown for fertility, productivity, efficiency and carcase quality. We invest in R&D that delivers outcomes to support greater rates of genetic gain and deliver production and profitability benefits for the supply chain. We are focussed on the future to ensure Hereford cattle support the sustainability of the industry from an economic, social and environmental perspective. Our youth programs connect the next generation of beef enthusiasts with the direction of a modern outcome focussed society using the foundations of a traditional major breed. We have over 1300 members, 6 employees and are governed by 9 board members who are highly skilled and passionate about the beef cattle industry.
JBS Australia is Australia’s largest and most respected meat and food producer. We have a strong portfolio of leading beef, lamb, pork and value added branded products. JBS Australia is a part of the global JBS business, which is the largest animal protein business in the world, and second largest food company with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
JBS Australia offers more than just a job. With roles ranging from Operations, Maintenance, Finance, Engineering and IT to Feedlots and Farming, a fast-paced, dynamic and long-term career is possible with JBS Australia.
Kilcoy Global Foods
As a rapidly growing world-class organisation with a global footprint spanning every step of the food journey – join us to create food the world loves to eat! Our people are innovative, with a diversity of expertise, working together with our customers to create value at every opportunity. Our two-year Graduate program is designed to develop both your technical and behavioural capabilities and prepare you to excel as the future leaders of Kilcoy Global Foods. The program consists of four rotations, with the opportunity to work across multiple business units at our facilities in both Queensland and Victoria. Your future in food starts here.
Meat Business Women
Meat Business Women are a global professional community for women working across the meat industry. We believe that all women working in the meat industry should have the tools they need to reach their goals. If you’re looking to develop your skills, progress your career, want to benefit from one-to-one mentoring or want an inclusive, friendly support network of professional women, you’ll find it with a Meat Business Women membership. Our mission is to connect like-minded women in every role all over the globe, driving positive change for the meat industry. The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) are the territory partner for Meat Business Women. AMIC is the sole peak industry body representing the post-farm gate meat industry, including processors, smallgoods manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors through to independent retail butchers and exporters.
MEQ Probe is a world-leading AgTech company focused on creating data-driven, impactful and timely software and hardware solutions for the red meat sector. Originally MEQ was a technology that was pivoted from human health to the red meat industry to enable new ways for processors to measure biology. MEQ now has 3 commercial technologies in the market, with an international customer base of some of the world’s largest red meat companies. These technologies span from being able to measure quality attributes on a live beef animal, to the world’s first and only hot carcase measurement in beef/lamb, to an industry-leading cold cut-surface camera for beef grading.
Midfield Trading Established in 2000, Midfield Trading is the domestic meat trading arm of The Midfield Group. As well as having an export commodities team buying and selling from most major meat packers in Australia and around the world. Midfield Trading distributes beef, lamb, pork, chicken, seafood, offals, trim, game and other processed and manufactured meats, including small goods, to retail butchers and independent supermarkets, foodservice providers and food manufactories throughout Australia. Midfield Trading has offices and cold storage facilities in each mainland capital city, servings that stateâ€™s metropolitan, regional and rural clients. The Midfield Group is a multi-faceted meat processing company built on solid farming foundations and embracing the values of life on the land.
Our mission is to bring the joy of eating to everyone, contributing to a life they love, and that includes our employees. We empower our team to take on the most challenging, inspiring, and rewarding work of their lives. If you’re a graduate, we want to take you on a journey with us. NH Foods has a range of opportunities for you including Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Microbiology, Accounting, Environmental Management, Human Resources, and IT. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ll work with you to drive your development and help you hit your next career milestone.
Nutrien Ag Solutions
We have been a part of rural Australia for 180 years. We share your passion for agriculture, and we’ll always be there to help you get the most out of your farming business. Nutrien Ag Solutions provides Agricultual Inputs and Services right throughout Australia from over 400 locations. Nutrien Ag Solutions is the biggest provider of Crop Inputs in the world and employs over 4000 people in Australia. Being part of an international company Nutrien brings the latest technology and Innovation to our growers through our vast network.
We are one of Australia’s leading integrated Agri-food companies, employing 1000 people across the business in roles ranging from farming and meat processing, to sales and scientific research. With sites in regional and metropolitan locations, we provide premium pork products to local, national and export markets.
Paraway Pastoral Company
Paraway commenced in 2007 with the purchase of a Merino Ram Stud “Pooginook” in the Riverina region of NSW. Today we own and operate 27 diverse agricultural enterprises across QLD, NSW and VIC with approximately 270 employees and total land holdings in excess of 4.4 million hectares. Paraway’s purpose is to deliver better agriculture for a better future, yet we are as passionate about the food and fibre we produce as we are about the people who produce it. Paraway is a progressive employer and offers not only fabulous career opportunities but a chance to be a part of an integral industry supporting the Australian economy. We are in the process of growth and transformation, and it is an exciting time to join our business where we truly empower our people to make a real difference.
PRD Wagga Wagga
We have liaised with the Real Estate Employers Institute on what will be a Certificate III In Property Studies in Term 3 for Tertiary Students as a VET elective.
Red Meat Innovation Centre
Charles Sturt’s Red Meat Innovation Centre (RMIC) is leading the way in red meat innovation by researching the impact different livestock production systems and post-harvest technologies have on meat quality and consumer preference. Our feedlot encompasses GrowSafe chamber technology, allowing for individual animal feed and water intake to be monitored in an intensive setting. Our food certified Pilot Plant is fully equipped with mincers, hanging racks, vacuum packaging equipment, and cool room. We are also one of a small number of centre within Australia offering consumer sensory testing for Meat Standard Australia. We offer true paddock to plate services for the red meat industry.
Signature Onfarm, as part of the Angus group is a fast growing, family owned company with a focus on high quality, high value and efficient beef production. Founded in 1960, the grazing operation Angus Pastoral Company has expanded to be running 35,000 head of cattle across four properties in Central and Northern Qld. Signature Beef, the company’s branded beef arm markets beef domestically and in thirty countries spanned across the globe. Signature Onfarm now rounds out the group with a state of the art, greenfield Onfarm abattoir, Signature Onfarm. The company truly offers a complete supply chain experience and a world of opportunity.
SunPork is committed to animal welfare and the responsible, ethical care of animals to ensure their comfort, health and welfare. We are proud to be the largest Australian farmer owned and operated producer of quality Australian pork products. Employing 1,800+ employees across 52 locations in Australia and NZ.
Teys Australia – we are an ever-evolving global meat processing and food production business, with true family values at our core, built by four generations of the Teys family. Every year, we process and distribute the equivalent of over 1.7 billion meals, exporting to around 60 countries. Providing our customers with quality protein products is what we are best known for, but that’s not all we do. We work hard to create and deliver a range of value added, food manufacturing and co-product solutions to our customers around the world. Since 1946, our business has been built on our relationships with our people, partners, producers, customers, and our local communities. We are proud partners to over 7000 Aussie beef producers and have over 4300 people across 14 sites in four states all working to create sustainable and brighter futures for all our communities, to build on the Teys legacy for generations to come.
Zoetis is a global animal health company. Our extensive Australian operations include a strong presence in the Australian livestock industries including local vaccine and parasiticide manufacturing as well as genomics processing facilities. At Zoetis, we discover, develop, manufacture and market veterinary medicines, vaccines and diagnostics, complemented by genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. We work to help meet the growing worldwide demand for meat and dairy foods. With our singular focus on animal health, we strive to make our products, services and people the most valued by livestock farmers around the world. Our purpose is to innovate to improve the future for animals, for producers, and for people. Through our R&D capabilities Zoetis offers a range of solutions for livestock producers across the Continuum of Care (Predict, Prevent, Detect, Treat) including genomics, vaccines, diagnostic tools, drenches, antimicrobials, trace minerals and pain relief products. Our aim is to provide solutions to producers to support the management of their enterprises and more broadly a sustainable and profitable livestock industry. We invest in Australian agriculture through research and product development as well as significant field force that works hard to assist producers on farm with services such as drench resistance mapping, animal health program formulation and safe and effective use of our products.