Daws inducted to LiveCorp Hall of Fame

22 Nov, 2017 01:03 PM
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Outgoing LiveCorp chairman David Galvin (left), 2017 Lifetime Achiever Award winner Graham Daws and fellow Industry Hall of Fame member Ian McIvor.
Outgoing LiveCorp chairman David Galvin (left), 2017 Lifetime Achiever Award winner Graham Daws and fellow Industry Hall of Fame member Ian McIvor.

WITH almost 50 years’ experience in the live export industry, Emanuel Exports managing director Graham Daws was last week inducted into the LiveCorp Hall of Fame after being presented the Lifetime Achiever Award at the LIVEXchange 2017 gala dinner.

Mr Daws was one of two award recipients at the annual event at Perth’s Crown Towers last Thursday.

Harmony Agriculture and Food Company’s (HAAFCO) compliance and welfare manager Holly Ludeman was named the Landmark International and Australian Live Exporters’ Council (ALEC) Young Achiever of the Year.

After joining Emanuel Exports in 1971 – a company his father Tom incorporated in 1955 – Mr Daws has gone on to play a central role in Australia’s live sheep trade to the Middle East.

He was a founding member of the WA Livestock Exporters’ Association (WALEA) in 1977 where he served as chairman for five years and was involved in the formation of ALEC in 1985, which he later chaired for multiple terms.

Mr Daws was also a founding member of LiveCorp in 1998.

LiveCorp chairman Terry Enright said that Mr Daws had made an extraordinary contribution to the industry over almost five decades.

“Graham and his family have had a huge impact on Australia’s livestock export industry, especially as a driving force in the live sheep trade from WA to the Middle East,” Mr Enright said.

“His place in the industry’s Hall of Fame is thoroughly deserved.”

Veterinarian Dr Ludeman was recognised for her work combining her veterinarian qualifications with her experience in compliance and welfare roles within the live export sector.

Dr Ludeman joined the HAAFCO team in March, after working in private practice and at Livestock Shipping Services’ as an operations and compliance manager.

The 35-year-old Victorian is a former Wellard Livestock Welfare recipient with extensive experience working in importer supply chains with veterinarians, quarantine officials and other in-market stakeholders.

As part of the Young Achiever award Dr Ludeman will participate in the eight-day, cross-sector Australian Rural Leadership Program’s 2018 TRAIL program in Canberra.

“The leadership program is something I’m really excited about,” Dr Ludeman said.

“It’s something that I wanted to do to professionally develop my skills and inspire me to engage with my staff better.

“The social and cultural challenges of the live trade are real, but I look forward to continuing to work in this industry because I’m passionate about the livestock industry, I’m proud of the way we are embracing our social licence to operate with greater transparency and modern operational systems.”

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Stephanie Sinclair

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Stephanie Sinclair is a journalist at Farm Weekly.
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ethicali
7/04/2018 6:31:47 PM, on Farm Weekly

Fifty years? How much suffering? Quite an achievement for one man. Did it never occur to any of you to realise what you were doing? Apart from any other consideration, you have contributed nothing to developing an ethical, chilled meat export industry - no jobs for Aussies in your grand live export plan.
Jim
8/04/2018 6:21:01 PM, on Farm Weekly

This man is a dog Put him in a ship with the sheep
Disgusted
8/04/2018 6:33:50 PM, on Farm Weekly

What a disgrace this Graham Dawes is. Shame on him and his grubby little exporting industry that kills thousands of innocent cattle. Lock him up and throw away the key.
Shane Pemberton
8/04/2018 6:39:05 PM, on Farm Weekly

Hey Daws you ignorant arsehole,get your fucking act together regarding live animal exports to these busted arse 3 rd world countries, if these were humans being trafficked to this place you would be locked up for life.You are a low life bastard.
carola
8/04/2018 6:50:24 PM, on Farm Weekly

SHAME !! SHAME !! SHAME ON GRAHAM DAWS FOR ALLOWING SO MANY SHEEP TO BE STUFFED ONTO SHIPS SO THAT THOUSANDS DIED OF HEAT EXHAUSTION IN A HORRIBLE WAY. AND TO BE GIVEN A LIFETIME ACHIEVER AWARD IS TOTALLY DISGUSTING & GROSSLY CALLOUS. GRAHAM'S DAWS CORPORATE GREED KNOWS NO BOUNDS. I HOPE ALL HIS ILL GOTTEN MONEY HAS TO BE SPENT ON PAYING FOR PERSONAL DOCTOR VISITS FOR AN EXCRUCIATING ILLNESS. AMEN.
sinagong
9/04/2018 2:46:28 PM, on Farm Weekly

What an evil disgusting man!
jethro
10/04/2018 11:20:44 AM, on Farm Weekly

Almost everything now has a "hall of fame"What a huge waste of money and a misnomer this one is.Should be the "HALL OF SHAME" and make sure every one's name is known.
Kezza
11/04/2018 5:24:35 PM, on Farm Weekly

Nothing to be proud of. That's like awarding a Nazi officer for killing off more POWs in a concentration camp
jerry
11/04/2018 5:46:56 PM, on Farm Weekly

I can’t believe that this man could possibly be inducted into any hall of fame.He and his cohorts are responsible for millions of Australian sheep being brutally treated mishandled and murdered in this disgraceful Live Export Industry.I feel he should be facing serious criminal charges with huge fines and a jail sentence!
Steven
12/04/2018 2:05:04 PM, on Farm Weekly

The award to Graham Daws confirms that LiveCorp pimps for serial animal abusers. The award will be recorded in history, in the annals of ignominy, in contempt of sentient tortured animals and an outraged Australian public (and beyond). Disgusting LiveCorp bottom dwellers, dullards and sadists will meet their comeuppance - natural justice demands it.
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