Getting to know our Livestock Market Officers
01 November 2017
Spotlight: Krystelle Ridley
- What does the average week look like for an MLA Livestock Market Officer?
For me, I spend Mondays and Tuesdays in Forbes, NSW working at the cattle and sheep sales. Wednesdays and Thursdays are spent at home, working on my family’s cattle and cropping property. On Fridays, I’m in Griffith at the sheep sales, and weekends are usually spent getting more jobs done around the farm.
- Where did you grow up and where are you based now?
I grew up on the family farm at Condobolin, NSW. I’m still based in the central west and usually work at the farm throughout the week.
- What aspect of your role do you enjoy most?
Being able to chat to different people, buyers, agents and vendors, and getting different perspectives on what is happening not only in the markets, but also the surrounding regions.
- What do you do to pass the time when you’re not at the saleyards?
I help my parents with our Shorthorn stud. We go to shows like the Sydney Royal every year, so it’s good to catch up with everyone there. Other than that, I just like going to the footy and socialising – the same as everyone else.
- What’s your favourite red meat meal?
It’s got to be a steak! Just a plain steak.
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