Camm Agricultural Group in Queensland is proud to be a founding supporter of the initiation and flourishment of the Women of Lot Feeding (WOLF) group that provides support, networking contacts and opportunities for women in all aspects of the lot feeding industry, paving the way for sustainable careers and supporting their personal development.
Camm Agricultural Group has entered this initiative into the inaugural ALFA Community Heroes Award 2021, proudly supported by Lallemand Animal Nutrition. The winner will be announced at the ALFA SmartBeef 2021 Conference in October. Read on to find out more about how this feedlot is going above and beyond to support their local community.
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Women of Lot Feeding (WOLF) aim to provide support, networking contacts and opportunities for women in all aspects of the lot feeding industry, paving the way for sustainable careers and supporting their personal development.
Founder Amanda Moohen recognised the differences in support women require to prosper and the lack of specific support available within Agricultural Industry and aimed to fill that gap.
The initiative was developed in 2015 by Amanda who was a long-time team member of the Camm Agricultural group. Joined by a talented group of women including Camm Group’s Georgia Sloss, now the Feedlot Assistant at Wonga Plains. Georgia has been a committee member since the creation and plays a key role in managing of their social media as well as ticketing for the events.
Camm Agricultural Group have been proud supporters of this group since its inception. Whilst in her position at Feedlot Manager at Camm Agricultural, Amanda was given the opportunity to be a part of the Graeme Acton Beef Connections Program which aims to develop the skills of young people working across all areas of the beef industry by providing training, personal development opportunities, and pairing them with an industry recognised mentor to help them achieve their goals. It was during this program she came up with the idea for WOLF.
Camm CEO, Bryce Camm supported and encouraged Amanda in her endeavour, providing the use of company time and resources to get the idea off the ground and prepare for the committee meetings and events.
The Camm Group has continued to support the association financially with $1000+ in sponsorship for each individual event including the inaugural High Tea in 2016, hosting the 2017 AGM and providing a tour of the Wonga Plains Feed Lot as well as the annual Beef, Bling and Bow Ties Ball.
What impact is the initiative having on the local community?
WOLF has created a platform for women to unofficially mentor and support each other in their feedlot careers as well as personal lives. It’s also created improvements in the industry allowing the sharing of new ideas and techniques across feed yards.
The team are taking inspiration and ideas from women’s groups in a range of industries and working to apply them to the Feed Lot Industry in Qld and now NSW and further in the future.
See the initiative in action:
About the ALFA Community Heroes Award
Australian feedlots are vital to the fabric of rural and regional Australia by creating jobs, supporting families, and contributing to local economies and the environment. This award recognises and rewards those feedlots that are actively nourishing their local communities and environment by going above and beyond to support their community, that ‘give-back’ and better the environment around them. The winning initiative will receive a $5,000 cash donation towards a local charity, business, or feedlot initiative to assist in further development and impact of the initiative.
How to Enter:
Entries close 31 August 2021. To enter, complete the online entry form at https://www.feedlots.com.au/communityheroes
With thanks to our ALFA Platinum Member sponsor, Lallemand Animal Nutrition for their support of this Award.