Jersey Australia’s new GM Mike Weise looks to grow business

JA Pic 2Jersey Australia’s new general manager, Mike Weise, has 28 years of experience in the dairy industry in Australia, the UK and Ireland.

Weiss started his career milking Jerseys, Shorthorns and Holstein Friesians and served as executive officer of WestVic Dairy, the Regional Development program funded by the farmers’ levy.

He started as general manager of Jersey Australia  last month and said he is looking for opportunities to grow the business.

At the Sydney Easter Show, he met  Jersey Australia members, and he will be meeting members at the Central Gippsland Autumn Fair (April 12) and the Jersey Australia AGM (May 18-20).

Mike managed an agricultural college herd in the UK that led into a teaching role at the college and, after five years, he won a 12-month exchange with an Australian agricultural lecturer.

His work history includes delivering services to the National Farmers’ Union in the UK and managing a team of Target 10 dairy extension officers.

For the past three years he has been consulting to not-for-profit and agricultural organisations and serves as a director on three boards.

President of Jersey Australia Peter Ness said that Jersey Australia was fortunate to find an experienced dairy operator with sound financial knowledge, a successful track record of growing a member business (WestVic Dairy) and providing value to members. Mike has exceptional communication skills, strong leadership and organisational skills and a well-established network within Australia’s dairy industry

Jersey Australia aims to develop the genetic pool of Jersey cattle within Australia, while collecting and sharing information relating to the commercial benefits of Jersey cattle.

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