Respect, Accountability, Innovative, Committed
Working towards maximising the potential of the Northern Beef Industry
Through partnerships and effective communication
The KPCA is a not-for-profit organisation whose vision is to support and promote a resilient, profitable and sustainable beef industry, with its mission being to maximise the value of the northern beef industry through accessing innovation, building capacity and achieving industry influence.
Under the direction of the Executive Committee, KPCA members (and the broader pastoral industry) are benefiting from collaborative problem solving on a regional and industry specific basis.
## IMPORTANT UPDATE – FLOODS KIMBERLEY REGION ##
KPCA are working hard to keep you connected to services and supports in the wake of extensive flooding in our region. From connecting pastoralists to feed and fuel resources to advocating for additional support to government agencies, and making frequent updates to our social media platforms to help you stay informed.
If you have any questions, concerns or requests, please contact Business Development Officer Lauren Bell via firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your phone number and Lauren will call you asap.
Government and inter-agency funding and grant streams, and other supports are beginning to be announced. Navigating your options can be difficult, especially while clean-up and recovery is front of mind and a laborious, time consuming task. We have summarised a list of current grant, funding and support options as a guide to what is currently available and can hopefully help to make this process less stressful.
HEALTH AND WELL BEING SUPPORT
To access a comprehensive list of services and supports for rural and regional Western Australians, please visit the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development’s Support Services page HERE.
The loss of property and stock is distressing. If you are feeling overwhelmed or upset then you can always contact;
Lifeline: 13 11 14
A 24/7 crisis support service.
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
A 24/7 crisis support service.
Rurallink: 1800 552 002
An after-hours telephone service for people in rural and regional Western Australia experiencing a mental health crisis.
I have spent my entire life within the Pastoral industry, predominantly in Northern Australia with a four year stint in central Queensland. My previous experience in the advocacy space includes ten years on the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association executive and a period as chair of the Victoria River District Conservation Association. My wife Jade and myself moved to the West Kimberley in 2019 joining the KPCA Executive later that year. I am passionate about the Northern Pastoral Industry and feel fortunate to be in a position which allows me to contribute to the future growth of our great industry.
I have been involved in the Cattle and livestock industries for most of my life. I am currently the GM for the Indigenous owned Kimberley Agriculture and Pastoral Company (KAPCO) where I work closely with my wife on the continuing development of the KAPCO properties. The saying “look after something and it will look after you” is the culture we strive for and is reflected in“ the land we manage, the stock we look after and the people we work with.”
I have a diverse background, including time with the Police and Fire Services, BDM & project management roles and Pastoral Superintendent within Rio Tinto, I continue to study and enjoy business in general. I value my role on the KPCA executive and hopefully my input is helpful to other pastoralists and KPCA members.
Mr Davidson is a highly-regarded Renewable Energy Executive with more than 30 years’ experience leading major strategic business initiatives, business transformation and capital raising initiatives in a diverse range of industries, particularly the renewable energy and technology sectors. He was the founder and Managing Director of Energy Made Clean (EMC), a leading Perth-based renewable energy company providing Off-Grid power and utility-scale solutions, which was acquired by ASX-listed Carnegie Clean Energy in 2016. Mr Davidson established Generators & Off-Grid Energy, based in Broome to service remote and regional Northern Australia with a focus on energy transformation, microgrids, solar and generators. John also sits on the Executive Committee of the Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He continues to be a supporter of the KPCA.
Anne Marie Huey grew up on a small cattle property in North Queensland. She has been co-managing Dampier Downs Station for the last eight years.
Prior to becoming a full-time pastoralist, Anne Marie spent around ten years working as a research assistant and extension officer for the Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian governments. Anne Marie also operates an agricultural consultancy business and works with the Northern Australia Climate Program through the University of Southern Queensland.
I have grown up in the pastoral industry on Noreena Downs Station in the Pilbara. I’m currently joint manager of Noreena with my sister, where we run a mix heard of Droughtmasters, Brahmanas and shorthorn cattle for the live export and domestic markets. I’m passionate about the beef industry and I’m in the for the long haul with an open mind about future markets and how we need to get ready for them. Growing up in the pastoral industry, I have seen many changes come in a short time. One of the changes I believe strongly in is the move to low stress stock handling and better animal welfare. I am very interested in better land management and regeneration of pastures. I have also worked in the cropping sector of agriculture and in mining and construction which I have found to be useful in bringing different ways to deal with problems to the table.
My wife Jane and I run Yougawalla Pastoral Company taking in Yougawalla, Bulka, Margaret River Stations and sublease arrangements with Indigenous leases Louisa Downs, Lamboo and Carranya Stations. We also own Mandora Station south of Broome.
We have been in the Kimberley for 10 years and I am passionate about the beef industry here and growing its future. I believe that we need strong representation as an industry and have been delighted to see the exceptional growth of the KPCA in recent years. I strongly believe that the industry needs a loud, clear and united voice on issues such as red tape and bureaucratic malaise impeding development opportunities in the region, research and development projects to further our productivity and development of infrastructure projects to support the growth of the industry. These and the myriad of other concerns and day to day issues producers face can be represented well through a strong KPCA and I would like to be able to contribute.
Having grown up on Mandora Station south of Broome, I have always been deeply passionate about the Northern Beef industry. I am currently the owner manager of Yanrey Station, located off the Gulf of Exmouth in the West Pilbara. We also operate backgrounding properties in the south along with a small livestock trucking company. I am an active member of our local community, which has helped in understanding the issues faced by our industry, and also the vision of our regions.
As a pastoralist, I believe there are always ways to improve our processes to achieve the best outcome possible for the livestock, people and land under our care. The KPCA can help champion and showcase innovations and improvements to ensure pastoralists can access this information.
There is a great future ahead for the agricultural industry, and I look for avenues to share this enthusiasm with the next generation of leaders through the KPCA.
I have been in the pastoral industry my whole life and in the Kimberley region for the past 8 years.
Alongside my wife Sophie, I am the owner and managing director of Red Range Stock Supplements in the Kimberley, Western Australia. As a family run business, relationships with the wider community are a priority and is paramount to my philosophy in business.
I have been a committee member on the Kununurra Campdraft and Rodeo Association for 10 years now and having been in the pastoral industry for 23 years, I come with a passion for the agriculture sector. I look forward to the future of the Northern pastoral industry and am eager to contribute to the continued development of the KPCA.
Camille is a fourth generation stockwoman and has spent most of her life living and working on Kimberley cattle stations. Her family own and operate Kalyeeda Station, located 4 hours east of Broome. Camille currently Manages Kalyeeda Station alongside her father (station owner). They run a herd of 10,000 Droughtmaster x Brahman cattle, with their main market being live export to Indonesia and Vietnam via the Port of Broome.