Wagga Wagga Staff
Wool Technical Officer/Auctioneer, Wagga Wagga
Our resident Auctioneer and Wool Technical Officer, John Nixon was raised on a farm at Quandialla. John spent his childhood playing any sport available, excelling at swimming, Rugby League and Cricket. After school he worked the local shearing sheds as a Roustabout and Wool Classer. He then joined a Shearing Contractor Team and classed with them for twelve months. Seeking a change, he moved to Junee Reefs as an Overseer for three years before moving to work on a property at Trungley Hall. John started delivering the Wool Presses for Moses & Son in 2002, before joining us full time as a WTO in 2006.
Wool & Livestock Specialist, Wagga Wagga
Lexi grew up on a commercial farm at Tarcutta, NSW, on which her family run Merino Sheep, Composite Cattle and Thoroughbreds. Lexi completed an Undergraduate course in Agriculture at Charles Sturt University in 2014 and has also completed her Certificate IV in Wool classing from the Riverina Tafe Institute. Throughout her time at Charles Sturt University, Lexi worked in shearing sheds which helped her to develop an extensive skill base and knowledge of the industry. During Lexi’s time at university she was a part of many groups, including the Australian Wool Innovations – National Merino Challenge (AWI NMC) for 2 years. The AWI NMC presented many intriguing sides of the Merino wool industry, which was the main factor in her choice to pursue a career in the sheep and wool industry.
Lexi’s position within the Livestock Consulting Internship is extremely dynamic and flexible. The role has a fantastic balance of on-and-off farm work. She also has the appropriate connections, through her Internship Facilitators, to make meaningful contributions to the sheep and wool industry with the opportunity to run an Industry Supported Project.
Lexi has completed her two year intership and now works out of the Moses and Son Wagga Wagga store.
Warehouse, Wagga Wagga
Steve Ballard, joined the team in May and has quickly worked his magic in the Wagga Warehouse. In Steve’s previous life he was an Auto-Elec and more recently a truck driver. His experience in logistics together with his superior organisational skills has been a very welcome addition.