TEN YEARS after moving to the region, passionate livestock and property agent/auctioneer Brock Palmer now proudly calls Emerald home.
Originally from Stanthorpe, Mr Palmer moved to Emerald in 2006 to finish a Diploma in Beef Production and Rural business management at Emerald Agricultural College.
He graduated as dux of the college in 2007 and has been working for Michael Maguire and Company since 2010.
Mr Palmer said his passion for cattle and the cattle industry helped him decide his career path.
"Auctioneering has always been an interest of mine. I find it a rewarding trade to have, especially when you achieve a great result for your client/s no matter what the market throws at you,” he said.
"It's a trade where you never stop learning.”
Mr Palmer said there were a few attractions which drew him to the Central Highlands.
"For me the major attraction to the Central Highlands and Emerald was the diverse and ever- expanding agriculture industry, especially the highly renowned beef cattle operations of Central Queensland,” he said.
"Secondly, the warmer climate of Emerald was a massive attraction after moving from Stanthorpe.”
Mr Palmer now owns a small herd of 40 cattle with the goal of one day starting up a small brahman stud as a hobby.
"I look forward to what the cattle industry has in store in the future. It's an industry that is forever changing and evolving and I'm proud to be a part of it.”
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