Welcome to the Team // David Amor & Tom Bartholomaeus
The Beachport family has grown recently with the appointment of NSW Regional Manager, David Amor and Tom Bartholomaeus, as SA Regional Manager and we can tell you they’ve already hit the ground running [at a safe distance of course!]
We’re itching for you all to meet them, but given our current limitation’s we asked Dave and Tom to share a bit about their journey in the industry, and their experience with Beachport, here’s what they had to say…
First through the Gate… David
I’d like to introduce myself as David Amor, the recently appointed NSW Regional Manager for Beachport Liquid Minerals. I’m based and reside in Dubbo in the Central West of NSW.
I have been working within the livestock sector of the Agriculture industry for near on 30 years in various roles and capacities.
Being born, bred, and schooled in Dubbo, my initiation into the livestock industry came via the St. Johns College in Dubbo show cattle teams’ and entries into steer shows and junior heifer shows. From there I attended Tocal Ag College for 2 years which lead me into a couple of years jackarooing in western NSW.
A great opportunity arose to become involved in the meat industry with Southern Meats in Goulburn and this led to working in various roles in the processing plant followed by roughly 8 years as a livestock buyer for Southern Meats, where I was based at various locations including Gunnedah and then 5 years at Hamilton in Western Victoria.
A change of company’s in 2006 involved me moving to, and working with T & R Pastoral Co. of Murray Bridge while residing in Wagga Wagga, until I made the move back to Dubbo.
I received my Stock, Station and Real Estate Licence and commenced Amor Livestock & Rural Marketing as a small private Stock and Station Agent in 2012 and have continued this to the present day. This led to my first interactions with the Beachport Products via clients that use and highly recommend the products. Also leading to direct contact with Kym Sutherland via BLM sponsoring the Dubbo Show Prime Lamb Hoof & Hook competition for which I was a committee member.
We started personally using the Green Cap low stress product in both our own livestock trading operations and my wife’s families stud cattle operations with some terrific results including much quieter/calmer livestock, smaller induction times and curfew weights through the saleyards, as well as increased dressing percentage when consigning our livestock direct to the works.
I am extremely excited to have been presented with the opportunity to work with the Beachport Liquid Minerals family and their clients and resellers as I believe that the quality and science behind the products on offer can make a huge difference to the outcomes and profitability of livestock producers in Australia.
For any enquiries or a chat, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’d love to hear from you and hopefully, we’ll see you soon!
David Amor // 0459 587 574
Now let’s hear from Tom… Take it away!
Hey, I’m Tom, I’ve just joined the Beachport family as the SA Regional Manager. Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of good testimonials about Beachport ranging from pastoralists through to feedlotters so I am excited for the new challenge, and to be a part of the team.
I love working with livestock producers to make their businesses more profitable and I believe that with Beachport’s unique blend of natural products which are easy to administer, reduce unnecessary stress on the animals, all while helping to maximise productivity in a range of climates that I can achieve great results for the producers I will have the opportunity to work with.
I live on a small farm on Fleurieu Peninsula near Victor Harbor of 200ha (500ac) running sheep and cattle with my wife Charlotte, and 4 kids (Maggie, Zoe, Jemma and Alfie). I will be covering all of SA minus the Lower SE, which our Technical Services Manager, Ashlee will be taking care of. From time to time, you might even find me across the VIC Northern Mallee and Far West NSW areas, where I’ll look to work in with Dave.
I was raised on a Sheep Station near Broken Hill where I went to school, I then continued on to UNI in Adelaide before returning to the bush to work on, and then manage properties in both pastoral then higher rainfall country. I got involved in livestock agency work with a private company based in Mildura but made my way back to Broken Hill in 2009 when the company opened up another branch.
In 2010 our family purchased a larger Sheep and Cattle Station in Pastoral SA leading me to leave the agency game. We worked to develop the station further, eventually concentrating on sheep meat production until we sold the property in early 2017.
Since then I have been involved back within the livestock agency while also running our farm.
I first came across Beachport in about 2016 through a friend and we started using mainly the Green Cap prior to trucking livestock, and since then, we have continued to use a bit on our farm.
I am looking forward to being part of an Aussie owned business who prides themselves on the quality and performance of their supplements all with a grassroots approach to servicing livestock producers, Australia wide. I’ve always been involved in the livestock industry since growing up on a sheep station and have a passion for healthy and productive animals. Like all sectors in farming, the livestock industry is always striving for better productivity and efficiency. Feed conversion and optimum animal health are two factors that ultimately tie back to running a profitable grazing business. I am passionate to support any product that can help the bottom line of Australian livestock producers and can’t wait to see what my Beachport journey brings.
Tom Bartholomaeus // 0488 122 299
But Wait, There’s More!
There’s been some more exciting news at HQ to share too… These guys (and girl) have now been ear tagged, and iron branded as they move to permanent roles within the business and we’re so glad to have them!
This is Donna…
And we adore her. She is the calm and focused one of the office with a very good eye for detail and fierce organisational skills. Donna is a key support to everything that keeps us moving forward and we are so grateful for her!
This is Jacob…
He is our ‘young fella’ out the back. With his quick wit and bloody ripper attitude, we run a tight ship with lots of laughs along the way. He brings the feels to the office every day with his enthusiasm and ‘have a go’ nature.
This is Ryan….
If you know him… enough said… For those of you who don’t, he dances, he sings, all the while getting stuff done. He is strong and has long arms but most of all is effective and efficient at what he does, if he has a mountain to climb, he will literally run it and then go back to help everyone else!
We’re extremely proud of our team, all of which are integral parts of the Beachport family. They are passionate and committed to our wonderful industry and believe wholeheartedly in our products, and man are they excited for the future… There are some BIG things coming which we can’t wait to share but for now, Mum’s the word. Stay tuned!