September 2012 NEWS LETTER
Recently, Philip Lynn made a visit to Ausgoat’s brand new goat handling facility in Cobar.
During his 2 days visit Philip was giving the depot staff a hand while suppliers delivered their goats and got an opportunity to catch up with Chris Bourke (pictured) for a chat whilst his goats were being weighed.
Together with depot manager Tim Walmsley they drove the Gattaca boundary and Philip and Tim decided it was time to invest in re-fencing of the entire boundary as well as establishing more yards and smaller paddocks. This improvement will provide the depot with 7 large day paddocks plus another 5 bigger outer paddocks as well as having all the back country available making up the 2500 acres of “Gattaca”.
Philip was also very impressed with Ausgoat’s investment in the new onsite 3 tonne Tru-Test weighbridge. Ausgoat is now able to weigh up to 50 goats at a time with improved speed and accuracy. Tim demonstrated how well the circular double lane yards and lift-up/load-out race were working.
All-in-all the visit to “Gattaca” was a great success and the Ausgoat office staff are now looking forward to their upcoming visit in November.
Ausgoat’s Cobar Depot is managed by husband and wife team Tim & Cassi Walmsley, who are featured in this month’s "Meet the Ausgoat Team".
Meet Cassi Walmsley
Cassi lives and works with her husband Tim at our Cobar depot. She joined Ausgoat in February 2011 initially giving Tim a helping hand in the goat yards. Today she works fulltime both in the yards and preparing most of the paperwork before it is sent to the office in Glen Innes.
Cassi was asked:
What music do you like listening to? I enjoy listening to all types of music
What book are you reading at the moment? Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
What’s your favourite holiday destination? I love going to the beach
What sports do you like to follow/participate in? Basketball
What did you do before you came to Ausgoat? I had 10 years of working for Australia Post, firstly as a postie then as delivery manager
What’s your favourite movie? Sea Biscuit
How do you best describe yourself? As a laid back, fun loving person
As a kid what did you dream of becoming? A teacher
What is your favourite food? Pasta
What are your interests? I enjoy spending time with my family, and I have a keen interest in horses and working dogs
Meet Tim Walmsley
Tim has lived and worked on the land most of his life, but did also have a period working in the mining industry. He came to Ausgoat in February 2011 with a wide experience from being a shearer, wool classer, fencing contractor as well as managing a merino stud. Working in the goat industry has been a rewarding experience for Tim and he enjoys dealing with Ausgoat’s suppliers, the truckies as well as meeting new people on the way.
Tim was asked:
What music do you like listening to? Rock and Blues
What book are you reading at the moment? The Land
What’s your favourite holiday destination? Anywhere there is water
What sports do you like to follow/participate in? NRL and dog trials
What did you do before you came to Ausgoat? Just finished a stint at the mines, and I am really glad to be out
What’s your favourite movie? Highlander
How do you best describe yourself? As a straight talking and hard working man
As a kid what did you dream of becoming? I really wanted to be a stockman
What is your favourite food? Steak Diane and chips
What are your interests? Motorbikes, dogs, and spending time with my grand kids
Both Tim and Cassi will meet you with a smile and will always endeavour to make your goat delivery a pleasant and professional experience.
For delivery of goats to Cobar Depot and updated prices please call Tim on 0427-373 928