Shane has over 35 Years experience in the Stock & Station Industry starting out as a junior in the livestock department of W Richmond Limited, Hastings Here he gained a grounding in the meat industry before moving on to Wrightson NMA. Based in Rotorua he progressed from Trainee agent in a Dairy area through to specialising in Deer & Goats. From Wrightson’s the next step was to an independent company Australasian Livestock Brokers, based in Taupo specialising in the Deer & Goat Industries. Working as an agent. Shane also coordinated live exports of Goats to Australia, Scotland & France.
Shane then joined Elders Pastoral, based in Taupo as an agent primarily dealing with Sheep Beef & Deer. After 5 years with Elders Pastoral Shane made the bold move of setting up Central Livestock Limited in 1995. 20 Years later Shane is proud to have stood the test of time in what is an ever changing and challenging industry.
Shane runs Central Livestock Limited together with his wife Liz. Together they have built an enthusiastic team of agents and support staff. Shane continually strives to improve and grow the company embracing technology and new concepts in addition to plain good old fashioned service.
A family man Shane and Liz have two primary school aged children and although his hair is silver he is young at heart leading an active outgoing lifestyle.
T: (027) 495 6031
DIRECTOR / MARKETING & ADMIN
Liz’s background is in marketing and administration. Originally an Aucklander but completing her education while playing golf under a scholarship the Australian institute of sport. Liz returned to Auckland where she worked in marketing for engineering firms and during that time gaining her qualifications.
Liz moved to Taupo in 1996 and worked in Engineering Sales and then Human Resources and Business development.
1998 Liz met Shane and of course the rest is history.
Since 1998 Liz has helped shape and guide Central Livestock to where it is today. Liz is behind marketing strategies and company systems. Liz also takes care of the office admin
As well as being a busy mother of two, Liz is an active sports person and is also a fitness instructor and person trainer.
T: (07) 378 3834
Ross joined Central Livestock in 2003. Since then he has become an integral part of the business.
Ross is from a farming family in Taumarunui. Ross didn’t wait to leave school before starting to farm in his own right, attending our sales at the age of fourteen. Upon leaving school Ross set about farming lease blocks. Ross also built up one of the top Polled Dorset Sheep studs in Australasia and was New Zealand’s largest supplier of Polled Dorset Rams.
Ross has progressed from a young client of Central Livestock to our most dynamic agent. In his 12 years with Central Livestock Ross has built large client base in the King Country and further afield. Having judged at various livestock shows Ross has a natural ability to judge and work with livestock. In this business in addition to being a people person you have to earn the trust of your farming clients through integrity and keeping to your word which is a quality Ross is known for.
In addition to servicing the Sheep, Beef and Dairy requirements of his clients Ross has a passion for stud stock and his judgement when selecting Bulls & Rams is well respected.
T: (027) 484 5465
Anton joined Central Livestock in 2007.
Coming from a dairy background Anton spent seven years sharemilking and three Years managing a dairy farm in the Waikato. The next move was to spend fifteen years owning and running drystock properties. Three years in Reporoa and twelve years with a Sheep & Beef Property in the King Country.
Anton has been based in Taupo since selling the King Country property, during this time his livestock business has grown with a large client base in the Central Plateau Region and outlying areas. Anton also and runs a fencing contracting business based in Taupo.
Anton brings to Central Livestock a wealth of knowledge in all classes of livestock and farming. Armed with his friendly and outgoing nature Anton’s focus, is to provide top service to the increasing number of dairy farmers in the Central North Island.
T: (027) 227 9410
Mike joined our team in 2011.
Mike is based in Waiouru and covers the Waimarino region taking in Raetihi/Ohakune and the bottom end of Taupo.
Mike had worked for a number of large stations in the Taihape & Waimarino regions working his way up from a shepherd to Managing. Prior to joining Central Livestock Mike had put 2 years under his belt as a stock agent.
Mike has built a good client base and continues to grow his business.
Mike values good old fashioned service and integrity but is not scared to use the latest technology to help promote a deal.
Mike is well known to many in the Manawatu and Waimarino regions and bought a large number of contacts to the business.
T: (027) 6763303
Shannon is the newest member of the team having joined Central Livestock from Jan 1st, 2018
Although new to the game, Shannon’s massive experience and work ethic developed while in the livestock transport industry will hold him in good stead with his transition to building his Livestock Agency Business.
With his base in Te Awamutu. Shannon’s Primary area will be the South Waikato Region.
He was brought up on a dairy farm in Eketahuna. Attended high school in Pahiatua predominantly excelling in rural studies, agriculture, and sports.
At the age of 16, he landed himself a full-time position as a dairy farm worker on the outskirts of Eketahuna
At the age of 19, Shannon started in the transport industry his father at the time was a driver for a local livestock transport company and worked with him for 3 years gaining the necessary knowledge he needed for the future.
At the age of 22, He turned his sights towards the ever increasing and demanding freight industry and spent the next 10 years working for 2 different transport companies in various roles working from an experienced driver to an onsite supervisor for particular companies leading client. Then stepping up to a transport dispatcher and eventually onsite transport manager. The freight industry by its busy nature and demanding requirements gave Shannon the ability to gain a very exceptional set of skills which will prove valuable in any industry.
2014 He left the freight game, decided to take a step back and head back to the livestock industry and drive for a small company based in Taupo. After having been on the road there for a year, the opportunity arose to step back into the office and become a transport dispatch manager.
It turned out, to be a great move as it has not only drastically increased his transport knowledge but has paved the way to his entry into the Livestock Agency business. He excelled in the transport dispatch manager position and got along well with both peers and the customers, something that will hold him in good stead in his new role as a Livestock Agent.
Shannon and his wife Hayley reside in Te Awamutu with their 6-year-old twins Kaleb & Alyssa. He also has a 14-year-old daughter Lily and a 12-year-old son Jacob to a previous relationship.
Hayley also has extensive transport knowledge having worked in the industry for 11 years and will quickly adapt to the livestock game.
At the age of 34, being a husband and father of 4, Shannon is big on family time.
He prides himself on hard work and is very particular and somewhat fussy to a certain extent.
Having developed a thick skin handling the rigors of the transport game, Shannon is well prepared for the challenge and can be described as fair but can stand his ground and all are accompanied by confident and friendly disposition.
T: (027) 6064820
Based in Taupo, Central Livestock Limited has built a reputable business with a large client base North Island wide. A large range of services are now available to help meet the needs of our growing client base.
As a member of the New Zealand Stock & Station Agents Association we can give our clients the confidence of a fully comprehensive set of Terms & Conditions of Sale
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