THE Queensland Agricultural Merchants (QAM) Association meeting yesterday in Toowoomba attracted a large attendance not only to hear guest speaker Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA) president Bryce Camm but also to witness a fittingly enthusiastic sendoff for now-retired Dalby grain identity Terry Deacon.
Mr Deacon regaled the audience with stories of friendships and trading partnerships over more than 50 years.
Always an advocate for open trade, he worked collaboratively through decades of difficult change, in the 1980s loading the first grain shipping container to export from Dalby and in the ’90s helping establish the National Agricultural Commodities Marketing Association, forerunner of today’s peak industry service body, Graintrade Australia.
QAM Picture Gallery:
Guy Roberts, Brian Algate, Peter Brown