PRIMARIES of WA employed two trainees to join the livestock team in February 2014.
And over the past 11 months Tyson Medcalf and Nick Benson have undertaken a comprehensive period of training throughout the Primaries network while also successfully completing a Certificate IV in Agriculture.
Primaries of WA general manager Andrew Lindsay congratulated Tyson and Nick on the completion of their traineeship and their new full-time livestock representative roles.
Their new roles will commence in January 2015.
"It has been a pleasure watching Tyson and Nick develop throughout 2014 to the point they have become competent in their knowledge of livestock marketing and are now ready to develop their own client base while still being fully supported by our Primaries network," Mr Lindsay said.
In January 2015, Tyson will take up a full-time position in Gnowangerup.
Mr Lindsay said the Gnowangerup area was renowned for its ability to produce profitable livestock enterprises and its prestigious association with the stud Merino industry.
"The area is a strong wool area for Primaries and Tyson will be supported by our wool representatives as well as the local FarmWorks merchandise store," Mr Lindsay said.
Tyson is a keen footballer, fisherman and water-skier and will be based in Gnowangerup and will continue to develop his auctioneering skills at the weekly Katanning trade sale.
Tyson will be supported in the Gnowangerup area by highly respected livestock staff Peter Sheridan and Wayne Fuchsbichler and well-known wool representatives Tim Chapman, Mark Screaigh and Steve Squire.
Nick Benson re-located from Perth to Geraldton in April 2014 where he has been under the watchful eye of one of Primaries' senior livestock members Craig Walker.
Over the past six months he has travelled far and wide increasing his cattle, sheep, wool and goat knowledge.
"The greater Geraldton area has been very important to Primaries over recent years," Mr Lindsay said.
"And we look forward to Nick continuing to support our clients in their livestock marketing needs.
"He has been exposed equally to sheep and cattle with Craig and has also spent time with Primaries wool agent Peter Onion, which has greatly assisted Nick's learning."
Nick is active in the local community through the hockey and squash clubs and the Geraldton Turf Club.
Tyson can be contacted on Tyson.firstname.lastname@example.org and 0428 888 190 and Nick on Nick.email@example.com and 0428 653 769.