We’re committed to ensure our industry and the local community in which we work prospers alongside us.
Rural Fire Service
There is no fire and rescue service coverage in some rural areas of Queensland, Australia. The Rural Fire Service is the volunteer side of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and provides fire protection services to regional towns including our own.
On our property at Jondaryan, Queensland, our team have partnered with the local Fire Brigade to keep the township and local farms safe. Our General Manager acts as the Fire Warden for Jondaryan and several of our team members are volunteer firefighters.
Jondaryan Woolshed Association
Jondaryan Woolshed is a National Heritage listed shearing shed located adjacent to the main entrance to our property in Jondaryan, Queensland. Once part of a working pastoral station, today the Jondaryan Woolshed is a tourist destination for the Darling Downs.
We also support the Jondaryan Woolshed Association on various projects to help its mission on educating the public on its history and to bring tourism to the local area.
Royal Flying Doctors
The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides vital primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people that live and work in regional and remote parts of Australia.
Our Managing Director, Lachie Hart, sits on the fundraising committee and volunteers his time to ensure this vital rural medical service remains fully funded.
Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation that offers quality, secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. We also sponsor a place at a Brisbane school for indigenous children through Yalari.
We have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve because varied skills and insights make for a stronger business.
We also regularly support schools, sporting, family and other fundraising activities within Jondaryan and the Darling Downs.
Partnering with our industry
We have a long history of building advocacy and stakeholder engagement for our community and industry.
Australian Lot Feeders Association
Steve Martin, our General Manager of Feedlot Operations, participates in the Australian Lot Feeders Association leadership team, the peak national body for the feedlot industry. Across the Association’s entire history, Stockyard has had a team member participate at this level to steward the growth and governance of our industry. Our founder Robin Hart established the association along with other primary producers serving a president for several years. Former Kerwee Feedlot Manager (1997- 2012) Jim Cudmore also acted as president for the association for four years.
Growing Trade Markets
Our Managing Director, Lachie Hart actively participated in the Australian Japan Free Trade Agreement Taskforce to provide better market access to not only our industry but all Australian exports. He has also chaired the Australian Meat Industry Council and the Australian Processor Council and sits on the Australian Japan Business Corporation Committee and previously the Red Meat Advisory Council.