In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on veteran pastoral company executive Roger Halliwell.
Roger spent most of his working life with Stanbroke Pastoral Co. Prior to its sale by AMP in 2006, Stanbroke ran the largest cattle herd in the world, topping 650,000 head at one point. The company was a pioneer of many developments now commonplace in the industry, including composite breeding, extension into lotfeeding and retail brand development.
Given he was responsible over 25 years for Stanbroke’s entire annual cattle turnoff into slaughter and live export markets, Roger has probably sold more cattle than any individual in history, Beef Central has suggested.
Now retired, Roger continues to manager pastoral operations for clients in Central Queensland.
Check out our previous Weekly Grill podcasts here, including interviews with retired non-packer beef exporter, Richard Rains; carbon trading expert, Toby Grogan, from Impact Agriculture; Red Meat Advisory Council chair, John McKillop; stud cattle showing identities Gary Noller and Rob Sinnamon; veteran Victorian cattle buyer David Ronalds; beef processing legend, ACC’s David Foote; Live export class action facilitator, Tracey Hayes; Signature Beef’s Blair Angus; Consolidated Pastoral Co chief and Livecorp chairman, Troy Setter, nutrition scientist and MLA special skills board member, Manny Noakes; CCA independent northern and southern directors, Alice Greenup and Olivia Lawson; Australian Agricultural Co head Hugh Killen; Sydney independent red meat retailer Stephen Kelly; lotfeeder, Charlie Mort; processor and supply chain manager, Terry Nolan; livestock transport operator Ross Fraser; Organic supply chain manager Alister Ferguson; and our first cattle market outlook, with TEM’s Matt Dalgleish and Stockco’s Chris Howie.