Northern Industry Expo Company Profiles

2024 ICMJ Careers and Industry Expo

Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD

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Welcome to the 2024 ICMJ Careers and Industry Expo

On behalf of the 2024 Northern ICMJ Committee, I am excited to welcome up the 25 companies to the 2024 Northern ICMJ Careers and Industry Expo. This is again a strong attendance – suggesting that the demand for ICMJ graduates is increasing. The greatest change we have seen over the past five years in the meat & livestock industry, is the increased appetite for university graduates across the supply-chain. It is impressive to see so many past alumni of the ICMJ program employed within the red meat & livestock industry across a broad range of roles.

The Careers Expo continues to be a standout for the attending students. Comments from past students include: ‘The Careers Expo was definitely the highlight this week. It was a great set up and organised well’ & ‘The Careers Expo was very valuable for future employment.’

We are also continuing to receive great feedback from attending Careers Expo companies –

We have recently employed another two grads that were part of the ICMJ program last year, in which we met at the Careers Expo – they have just started in Operations & our QA/QC graduate program this year – we are very impressed with the students coming out of the ICMJ program – keep up the great work!

For the 2024 students, we truly hope that you make the most of this event by meeting the people representing the companies, passing on your contact details and CVs, and especially following up post the event. The networks you meet today, may very well be your future employers!

Many thanks to the companies for attending this year’s event and for continuing to employ ICMJ graduates. Thank you also to Rockhampton Regional Council for your ongoing support and sponsorship of the Careers Expo.

We are excited to see the ICMJ Northern program go from strength to strength on an annual basis –

“Inspiring and developing future professionals in the global red meat industry”.

Ben Wieland

2024 Northern Careers and Industry Expo Coordinator

2024 ICMJ Feature Companies

Australian Agricultural Company (AACo)

As a world leading producer of beef and agricultural products, AACo is Australia’s largest and oldest beef producer occupying about 6.4 million hectares of land. For almost 200 years, we’ve been at the heart of Australian agriculture and want you to be part of our next chapter. Our culture is built on a commitment to keep our people safe and support them to succeed, always. At AACo we don’t want you to just have a job with us. Here, you get out what you put in, with opportunities at every step to forge a refreshing career off the beaten path. We offer unique development opportunities and training that will build an invaluable set of skills that can’t be learnt in any classroom.

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.

AgForce Queensland

AgForce is a peak organisation representing Queensland’s rural producers. We exist to ensure the long-term growth, viability, competitiveness, and profitability of broadacre industries of cattle, grain, cane, sheep and wool in Queensland.

Australian Country Choice

Australian Country Choice (ACC) are proud industry leaders in producing and supplying highest quality beef products to the local and export markets. We employ over 1200 team members and together our diverse operation carries 250,000 cattle across our large-scale breeding, backgrounding, farming and feedlotting through to our modern food processing and value add packing facility with processing capacity of 350 000 head of cattle per year. All this, along with being 100% Australian and family owned and operated, means you really do get the best of both worlds. You get the opportunity and security that comes with a progressive corporate pastoral operation who continue to grow, develop and innovate, along with the support and personal interest that comes with being part of a family business. We’re solid, we’re progressive and we continue to invest in our infrastructure, our technology and our people.

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.

Australian Association of Animal Science (AAAS)

The Australian Association of Animal Sciences (AAAS) provides an inclusive network of professionals and students involved in animal science with the opportunity to connect and learn from each other. As a branch of the AAAS, we connect members within our state to this extensive network spanning Australia and internationally including universities, government agencies and industry.

AUS-MEAT Limited

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. The business has been a key component in the growth and success of the Australian red meat industry and now also leads in services to the broader agricultural industry including horticulture, poultry & eggs, food safety, animal welfare and social & ethical compliance. A non-for-profit organisation, serving every Australian state and territory and all of New Zealand, its integrity, quality and experience have made it a market leader. Our auditors are all Exemplar Global registered and the business operates under internationally recognised quality management systems.

Australian Lot Feeders’ Association

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) is the peak national body representing the Australian cattle feedlot industry. ALFA offers access to a Feedlot Training, Education & Careers Hub (Feedlot TECH) that provides students with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for feedlot-specific training, information on career pathways, skills, training and professional development opportunities.

Cattle Australia

Cattle Australia (CA) is the national peak body for the grass-fed cattle industry, providing a visible, unified, and influential voice for producers. Our purpose is to be a powerful advocate representing the interests of cattle producers and beef lovers everywhere. To achieve this, CA provides clear leadership and direction for the grass-fed cattle industry by developing and driving contemporary policy; guiding research, development, and adoption (RD&A) and marketing investment; and engaging on all matters important to the Australian cattle industry. CA aims to create business value for Australia’s cattle producers in areas where they cannot succeed by working alone, and is committed to advocating to create a sustainable industry for future generations.

Condabri Beef

Condabri Beef is a fully owned and operated integrated feedlot, backgrounding and farming enterprise. The feedlot is located 20km south of Miles and 25km from Condamine.


CQUniversity is a recognised international leader in tropical livestock research. Located in the heart of the northern beef industry, CQUniversity’s Precision Livestock Management team has strong links to industry and producer participation in our trials. Our research program has a strong emphasis on being relevant to industry needs and delivering practical solutions to the challenges producers face.

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) promotes profitable and sustainable agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries for Queensland. DAF employs over 2000 people in areas including policy development, leading-edge science, biosecurity, fisheries, forestry management, trade and export.

Frasers Livestock Transport

Livestock and Trucks are in our blood That’s what sets Australia’s oldest family livestock transport business apart. Fraser owned & operated since 1944, the Fraser team specialise in moving cattle, sheep & pigs across New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory and beyond…there isn’t a livestock move we haven’t handled over the past 80 years. Your stock. Our expertise. Our People The Fraser workforce is a team of loyal and experienced staff, many of whom are second and third-generation employees. The team you’ll see behind the wheel, loading at saleyards or fuelling up are not only truck drivers but livestock professionals with the skill to handle livestock, manage long-haul distances, safely negotiate deliveries to meatworks & feedlots in built up areas – all whilst safely operating a heavy vehicle and their fatigue management needs. Fraser’s also have a highly experienced team located across New South Wales & Queensland operating out of selling centres and Depots. This workforce take the hassle out of stock transport and are on-hand to co‐ordinate, track and manage fleet and livestock movements as well as manage any on journey requirements like cattle tick clearing, cross-border movements, weighing, feeding and spelling.


Greenham are a growing family business with 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.


Hewitt is a progressive, innovative, and expanding large-scale livestock enterprise encompassing a vertically integrated supply chain. Hewitt is recognised for employing best management practice across its operations. The company has over 40 years’ experience in successfully owning and operating grazing assets throughout Queensland, Central Australia, and New South Wales. Working for Hewitt presents an exciting opportunity for an individual seeking a career in a challenging yet rewarding environment, working amongst a highly professional, industry leading team. Hewitt looks for strong communicators, with drive and desire to be a committed team player looking to progress their career.

Iwasaki Sangyo (Australia) Pty Ltd

As a distinguished Japanese enterprise, we proudly manage a thriving operation in Yeppoon, overseeing 1500 head of full-blood Wagyu cattle. Renowned for our commitment to excellence, we specialize in the cultivation of premium Wagyu beef, meticulously maintaining traditional Japanese husbandry practices. Our state-of-the-art facilities in Yeppoon epitomize a harmonious fusion of Japanese expertise and local innovation. With a steadfast dedication to quality, sustainability, and ethical practices, we deliver an unparalleled gastronomic experience to our discerning clientele. Embracing our cultural heritage, we continue to be a trailblazer in Wagyu production, setting the standard for excellence in the industry.


JBS is the largest and most respected beef processor in Australia, providing strong local employment and career opportunities across the beef supply chain for the Australian economy. Visit our stand to learn more about a career with JBS, we have a range of opportunities available across our business including Feedlots, Livestock, Farming, Sales and Marketing, Beef Processing Operations, Engineering and Maintenance. As well as Cadetship Programs.

Mort & Co

Mort & Co has been in the business of producing premium grainfed beef for more than 25 years. Innovative by nature, the company has forged its path from beef cattle lot feeder to major agricultural supplier and leading Australian exporter. With recent value-added initiatives diversifying its lot feeding operations, Mort & Co continues to push the boundaries of a traditional beef supply chain and cement its leadership in the wider agricultural space. Now over 300 strong, Mort & Co’s journey has largely been driven by the long-term relationships it has founded, and the dedicated people who make up the Mort & Co team.

National Australia Bank

Our team comprises of over 650 regional and agribusiness bankers in more than 120 locations across regional and rural Australia. As Australia’s largest lender to agricultural business, you’ll play an integral role in supporting our agribusiness customers. We’ve developed a deep understanding of agriculture in Australia and we use our specialist knowledge and expertise to deliver sustainable solutions.

The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCo)

The North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCo) was founded in 1877 and is one of Australia’s leading beef cattle companies, managing over 6.1 million hectares and is home of Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Beef – Five Founders. NAPCo employs approximately 220 staff operating across Queensland and the Northern Territory, with 14 cattle stations, a Depot in Mount Isa, a Feedlot and Farm in the Darling Downs and an office in Brisbane’s CBD.

NH Foods

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. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ll work with you to drive your development and help you hit your next career milestone. Contact us today at

Signature Onfarm

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 on-farm abattoir, Signature Onfarm. The company truly offers a complete supply chain experience and a world of opportunity.

Teys Australia

Teys Australia is a proud principal partner and host of the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association (ICMJ) National Conference – it’s just one way we’re investing in our future leaders. Our business starts with our 4700 employees – people like you – all working together to deliver the best Aussie beef to consumers around the world. With 14 sites spanning four states, we offer graduate programs and diverse career pathways across a wide range of operations. Find out more about joining #TeamTeys at