Queensland ag merchants meet in Toowoomba + PICS
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:
ALFA president Bryce Camm and retired Toowoomba grain broker Bill Haley.
Terry and Leesa Deacon
Guy Roberts, Brian Algate, Peter Brown
Chris Bazley, Andrew Jurgs, Craig Dennis
Terry Deacon, Scott Merson
Brad Weier, Cindy Reardon, Terry Deacon
Mike Kelly, Peter Brodie, Brian Algate, Norm Pankhurst, Peter Dickinson, Terry Deacon and Chris Bazley. Photo: Bill Smith.
Chris Bazley, John Francis and Peter Brodie.
Gary Heidenreich from Darwalla Milling Group, Mt Cotton, and Toowoomba trader Craig Dennis of Network Grains.
NAB agribusiness analyst Brodie O’Brien and FarMarCo client services manager James Greenwood.
Queensland Cotton/Olam International senior cottonseed trader Shane Wolski and Geoff Deacon.