Cieran joined Feed Central in 2013 as Business Development Manager including Operations, and now leads the Feed Central Team as General Manager. Cieran’s experience both in business and agriculture is combined to ensure exceptional client and customer service. With an extensive career in Corporate Business, Hospitality and Agricultural industries, Cieran’s real passion for the land is linked strongly to his family, including having spent extensive time on his wife’s family cattle property in North Western NSW, as well as several years managing a luxury retreat and 12,000 acre cattle property in South East Queensland. Cieran has travelled extensively throughout Australia and overseas including working in the UK. In his spare time Cieran enjoys camping with his family and off road enduro motorbike riding.
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
Neville Janke has been helping long term users of Hay and grain to experience the Feed Central way of sourcing quality Feed for hungry cattle. Many of you will know Neville as a qualified agronomist and Horticulturist with over 20 years experience guiding farmers in the Agricultural and Horticultural industries. Neville will be able to assist you with a wide variety of farm inputs and advice, including Hay, Grain; Seed; Fertilizer etc. Growing up on the Darling Downs in a mixed farming operation of dairy, beef & grain set Neville up on a lifetime journey of studying soil & plant nutrition. The first steps were taken in correcting the balance of nutrition for the production of quality produce. Many steps have followed and experience gained, this is assisted with industry knowledge in which Neville and Feed Central have been able to build relationships with. Responsibility in managing Fertiliser and Feed Companies and the thirst for information saw Neville complete Diplomas in Business Management, Agriculture, Horticulture and Landscaping. Neville has also studied Mineral Nutrition and applied this to many sections of Soil, Plant and Animal requirements across Australia.
CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
Maddie grew up on a 5,000 acre property in-between Killarney and Warwick QLD, where she found herself looking after the horses and working with her family. The family relocated to Toowoomba QLD for education and work in 2007. Once she completing her OP, Maddie found herself interested in Marketing & Business Growth, this stemmed from her father managing many various companies and founding his own world-wide consultancy business. Her Marketing career started in a Mining Vehicle company and she now finds herself studying Marketing at University and working for Feed Central. After being involved with Feed Central since 2014 and coordinating many different projects she now finds herself as their Client Services Manager, servicing the Growers and Partners involved with Feed Central.
LOGISTICS & OFFICE MANAGER
Nicci is a born and bred Toowoomba girl. After finishing High School, she completed her Diploma of Accounting and worked in accounting firms for a number of years. In 2010, Nicci joined the Feed Central team in the accounts department and in 2016 has moved into the role of Logistics Manager. Nicci is happy to help you with any of your transport enquiries.
QLD / NORTHERN NSW AREA MANAGER
Steve attended school in Toowoomba at St Joseph’s and Downlands. He then started his working career with Elders working throughout Queensland for 9 years. In 1991 Steve took on the management of an agricultural business for a foreign investor in the Goondiwindi region where he remained for 24 years producing grain, cotton, wool and beef. He has a strong connection to the land, enjoys being out seeing the country, meeting and helping all those associated with farming. Steve has completed a number of Diplomas and is presently completing a Degree in Agrifood Production at UNE. Steve is married with two teenage children and loves having quality time with them. He enjoys motorbike trail rides with his son and listening to his daughter play music.
SA & VIC AREA MANAGER
Les is Feed Central’s Area Manager based in Tarrington, Vic. He services the area of Southern and Western Victoria and through South Australia. Les’s attention to detail is excellent. On days not inspecting hay Les enjoy’s a cruise on vintage motor bikes and is always keen to share his love for this form of travel!
VIC QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR
Rachael grew up in Tamworth and after she finished high school she moved to Wagga Wagga to study a Bachelor of Animal Science at Charles Stuart University and graduated in 2015. During her degree she developed an interest for cropping agriculture and after getting some experience in the industry Rachael decided to pursue a career in it and started work at Feed Central in April 2016 as Quality Assurance Coordinator.
QUALITY ASSURANCE BUSINESS MANAGER
Tegan started out her life on a berry farm along the Victorian Peninsula, where her family expanded into the more unusual species (e.g. marion, logan and blueberries). Having studied Conservation and Land Management at Monash in Gippsland, she wanted to expand her knowledge into agriculture. This is where she started her career at Feed Central in 2015, as a laboratory Assistant, then she moved to QLD for Head Office Laboratory work with Feed Central to be the QLD Coordinator. Tegan is now the Business Manager of the Quality Assurance side of Feed Central.
Tim established Feed Central in 2002 and is the current Managing Director. Tim has extensive hay and family farming experience in Southern NSW, Victoria, Northern NSW and Queensland. He has worked at a professional level of marketing hay and agricultural produce both domestically and internationally for 20 years. Born and bred in the Riverina, Tim completed part of his secondary education in Melbourne, some in Western Queensland and then in Brisbane, before attending the University of Queensland (Gatton) to study a Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness). Tim has travelled extensively within Australia and internationally to gain an exceptional understanding of climatic and market conditions. Tim’s career motivation is to ensure that Fodder Industry produces product that meets our customers expectations and to ensure that there are commercial, market based mechanisms to benchmark, differentiate and reward quality product/ion. Tim has served as a board member Australia Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) and The Queensland Agricultural Merchants Assoc Inc. When not working at Feed Central Tim enjoys spending time with his growing family and improving the family home.