16 October, 2020
Ferguson joins the Elders ranks
QUEENSLAND MERINO industry stalwart and past manager of Barcaldine Downs Merino and Poll Merino Stud, Duncan Ferguson, last week commenced in his new role as Merino Production Specialist for Elders.
“Describing this announcement as exciting would not come close to summing up the value Duncan brings to the Elders network,” Elders Area Manager, Bruce McLeish, said.
“To be able to offer his knowledge and services to our Queensland sheep and wool clients is a proud moment for the Elders brand.”
Returning to Western Queensland, Mr Ferguson brings with him a lifetime of sheep and wool experience having formerly worked within agricultural company Clark & Tait for over 40 years. He has also held the position of President for the Queensland Merino Stud Sheepbreeders Association, and made countless contributions to other industry and community groups.
“This is my passion,” Mr Ferguson said.
“Moving into this role with Elders has been a great transition from working on the land at Barcaldine Downs, to then working with other producers and being involved in the future of Merino sheep in Queensland.
“While I’ve finished my time with Clark and Tait after 42 years, I’m glad I can still be involved in the growth of this industry,” Mr Ferguson said.
“I feel I still have a lot to offer.”
With the Queensland State Sheep Show and Westech Field Days both scheduled for 2021in Longreach and Barcaldine, Mr Ferguson said he was already looking forward to representing the local Elders network in his new role.
“For many years I have been involved in training the next generation of woolgrowers, and events like the State Sheep Show and Westech are always an important time to showcase the best our industry has to offer.”
“Elders will be involved again as sponsors and I’m looking forward to showing my support,” he said.