About the winners
Judy and Tim Croagh both graduated from Marcus in 1982, Judy in Horse and Tim in Farm Business Management. Judy passed with honours and was Dux and Tim was awarded the Kentish Memorial General Service prize. Since leaving they have been a successful team in management of farming properties in Tasmania for approximately 18 years. Firstly 12,000 acres and then an 8,000 acre farm on behalf of a group of investors, in which they were one.
Since 1997 Tim and Judy invested and managed Western Plains Pork, P/L. Tim as CEO and executive director and Judy as marketing manager. The commitment, vision, hard work and expertise has contributed to the free range outdoor piggery growing from 500 sows in 1997 to 3000 sows in 2012, producing 50,000 piglets with a turnover of $11 million annually. Shareholders have experienced excellent capital growth and dividends.
Western Plains Five Star Free Range Pork is found in fine dining restaurants Australia wide, John Harbour Quality Butcher in Ballarat and supply George Weston Foods/KR Castlemaine.
In all areas of their work as a couple, they have continually sought to be industrious, innovative and ethical. This has contributed to pasture improvements, identifying and using best practise in stock handling, ethical standards for outdoor pigs (Western Plains piggery is currently the only one in the world where they utilise and high retention of staff in workplace).
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