Ausgoat Newsletter June 2014
It was a cold, rainy and windy morning, - and the beginning of the Celtic Festival here in Glen Innes. Thousands of visitors came to enjoy the festival and they were welcomed by a genuine Celtic Cold. It was freezing !
We joined in with a Celtic window display and our own ‘Celtic Piper’ who piped in the local Rugby team in the freezing conditions.
At another Ausgoat location conditions were slightly warmer. The English TV Channel BBC paid a visit to our Ausgoat Cobar Depot and produced a story on the Australian goat meat industry.
Ausgoat depot manager Tim Walmsley was interviewed and you can watch the story here (via YouTube).
This time it is good news.
We predicted the market would break the $3.00/kg barrier and it has mostly done that. The very strong lamb and mutton markets, together with the winter short fall of goats has seen the goat market reach its highest levels in several years.
All of our depots are looking for numbers and proudly paying the best money on offer.
Meet the team:
‘Almost oldest’ team member Marianne, who has been with Ausgoat since the beginning is our featured staff member this month.
In 2006 when Philip Lynn started Ausgoat, Marianne was employed as the only employee being the office ‘all-rounder’, and as the business grew she took on the role as Office Manager. In 2010 she established ‘Colours on Grey’ to pursue a creative career, whilst keeping her connection to Ausgoat. Today Marianne works for Ausgoat through her own business, focusing on PR & Marketing and website management.
What music do you like listening to?
I like many kinds of music, - but not heavy metal and punk.
What book are you reading at the moment?
I have just finished 'Burial Rites' by young Australian author Hannah Kent.
What's your favourite holiday destination?
I love travelling to France and have been lucky enought to visit this great place many times, But I dream about going to Canada or Hawaii.
What sports do you like to follow/participate in?
I like to follow soccer which is THE game in Denmark (my country of origin) - and with the World Cup just about to start I will be watching a few games. That said, 20 years in Australia has taught me to enjoy a good game of cricket as well.
What did you do before you came to Ausgoat?
I have been working in the finance sector since I was young both in Europe and her in Australia, - until i changed directions and took a more creative path.
What is your favourite movie?
'The Big Chill' with Tome Berenger, Glenn Close, Kevin Kline and William Hurt. Best movie sound track ever!
How do you best describe yourself?
Honest, happy creative and sometimes a bit opinionated :-)
As a kid what did you dream of becomming?
I dreamt about becoming a writer
What is your favourite food?
Fresh, organic and home grown ! I quite like goat meat too ...
What are your interests?
My biggest interest is without hesitation art, but I also like reading good books, going to the theatre and live music performances