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Monday, May 23 • 08:15 - 09:15
Head Cattle Vet 530,000 Bos indicus x, Northern Australia and 300,000 Angus, Russia

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I worked for Stanbroke Pastoral Company from 1997 until 2003, when it was sold. During that time the herd expanded from 300,000 head to 530,000 head and my job title changed from VETERINARIAN to GENERAL MANAGER, LIVESTOCK HEALTH AND PRODUCTION, RESEARCH and RANGELANDS. The herd was predominantly Bos indicus x and the properties were mostly in northern Australia. By contrast, when working for Bryansk Meat Company in the south west of Russia, I started as ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN and graduated to HEAD VETERINARIAN in the 6 months I was there, from September 2014 to May 2015. During that short period the herd expanded from 200,000 to 300,000 Angus cattle and from 28 to 33 farms. My presentation will cover productivity, disease, animal welfare and staff communication challenges for an Australian female veterinarian working in the dry tropics of the northern Australian cattle industry with 600 predominately male co-workers and in the temperate environment of Russia with 6000 predominantly male co-workers that did not speak English


Sandra Jephcott

Beef cattle focus - Head Vet for biggest cattle company in the world, Stabbroke Pastoral Company, for 6 years; detoured into owning a mixed practice in Qld for 6 years then back on track - Head Vet for Bryansk Meat Company in Russia. Have been President of Australian Cattle Vets

Monday May 23, 2016 08:15 - 09:15 ACST
Room L3 Adelaide Convention Centre