The 17-year-old livestock agent taking the saleyards by storm

LIVESTOCK CAREER: Simon Kinbacher from Biggenden at the Bundaberg Show. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
LIVESTOCK CAREER: Simon Kinbacher from Biggenden at the Bundaberg Show. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott BUN280515SHOW30

SIMON Kinbacher may only be 17-years-old but he already has his foot in the door to his dream career.

Only leaving school last year the Biggenden local picked up his first job as a Livestock agent at the start of the year but has now been picked up by Top X Gracemere.

Growing up his family's 4,500 acre property just outside of Biggenden, Simon has grown up with Droughtmaster and Brahman cattle and admits he's got a "pretty good idea of it all".

"I've been in the cattle industry all my life but I only finished school last year and started as a livestock agent at the start of the year," Simon said.

"I was very fortunate to be able to work with GDL, they offered me a job straight out of school and I was fortunate enough to become a part of the industry so quickly.

Simon worked for GDL for six and a half months but when the opportunity to work with Top X Gracemere came up he couldn't pass up the opportunity.

"Just saw an opportunity with the way top X runs and the opportunity to be a part of a growing business and I that's where I want to be based, in the Rockhampton area."

"I've only just been here for going on two weeks," the newbie said.

"My role is as a livestock agent, it's based around the North Burnett region for the first month or so and then move up to Gracemere sort of at the end of the year.

"I'm always doing a lot of feed lot quotes, cattle quotes and also I'm doing a lot of the online marketing as well, I'm also an auction plus assessor"

The 17-year-old admitted it was interesting being a young fella in the livestock agent industry.

"There's a lot of older fellas that sort of want to give you a go but that's all a part of it," he laughed.

Topics:  cattle farming gracemere rockhampton rural saleyards

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