Global Livestock Solutions

Michael McCarthy BVMS

Dip. Ag. Econs MSc Animal Breeding Mgt

Michael has had a unique career within the Australian livestock industries including senior management positions in the corporate, public and private sectors. More recently Michael has focused on problem solving within the live export industry. Michael is a fully qualified veterinarian and has post-graduate qualifications in agricultural economics and animal breeding. He is the owner and managing director of Global Livestock Solutions, a company servicing the livestock industries.

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Owner/Managing Director

Global Livestock Solutions (formerly Professional Agricultural Services Pty Ltd)

April 1997 - Present / Brisbane, Queensland

Servicing the livestock industries under the headings of Supply Chain, Food Security, Carbon and Breeding Solutions.

General Manager - Beef Production

Heytesbury Pastoral Company

April 1996 - April 1997 / Brisbane, Queensland

Part of executive management team involved in the strategic decision making for the company that consisted of 14 properties running a herd 235,000 head of cattle.

Livestock Manager

Esperance Land and Development Company (ELD)

June 1988 - July 1992 / Esperance, Western Australia

Responsible for the company's livestock run on ten large properties east and west of Esperance in Western Australia. The property ran over 300,000 sheep and 14,000 cattle. The position required skills in livestock marketing, property co-ordination and staff management.

Sales Complex/Feedlot Manager

Anglo- Australian Foods Pty Ltd

January 1986 - December 1986 / West Kimberley region of Western Australia

Responsible for managing the large Inkata selling complex. The position involved conducting a series of live appraisal sales and managing a pilot-feeding project that utilized feed from the company's irrigation project.