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Ivan Rogers is the principal of RA Rogers Co, a mixed farming enterprise based in the Western Wheatbelt of Western Australia.
RA Rogers & Co incorporates Kylagh Cattle Co and consists of 4200ha with a focus on grain and grass finishing cattle.
Meeting biosecurity requirements for market access has given Ivan sound experience in the biosecurity practices required on-farm.
Ivan said the company’s biosecurity plan was integral to the supply of slaughter cattle to exporters and local WA processors, and gave his customers confidence that the cattle were being prepared at minimum risk of biosecurity breaches.
“Consumer and customer confidence in the biosecurity of any food production system, especially livestock, is paramount,” he said.
Clear guidelines have been established on farm to enable the multitude of visitors and varied operations to continue while minimising risk.
Ivan is determined to have clear requirements around production systems to protect market access and product integrity.
He is a strong advocate for programs that allow clear traceability and adherence to biosecurity in order to protect regional and international trade.