APIAM Animal Health is expanding their key account management team and is excited to announce the appointment of Haylee Clifford as the southern key account manager.
Haylee comes from a rural farming background in South Australia and joins Apiam from AgCommunicators, where she was working as an agricultural communications and marketing consultant.
In this role she developed and implemented communications and marketing strategies and outputs for agricultural advocacy groups, researchers and businesses.
Prior to this, Haylee was with Alltech Lienert Australia as an animal nutritionist.
During her time at Alltech Lienert, she was involved in the Pork CRC Industry Placement Program.
As part of the program, she completed a pig production intensive course through the University of Adelaide.
Haylee also received funding to travel in 2019 to Albert Canada to attend the Banff Pork Seminar and spent time with the Hutterite colonies, learning more about their approach to pig production and management.
She presented her learnings throughout the Industry Placement Program at the 2019 Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited stakeholders’ forum.
Haylee graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015 with a Bachelor of Animal Science, and first class honours in sheep nutrition.
She also has experience in veterinary pathology from her time as a technical officer at Gribbles Veterinary Pathology.
With a deep understanding of agriculture and farming communities, Haylee has the passion and ability to communicate complex technical information in a simple and easy to understand format to help implement on farms.
Haylee will be based in Bendigo, working with Apiam’s northern key account manager Forbes Corby and commercial manager Amanda Vardanega.
Haylee will be providing key account management to pig producers and support to the Apiam veterinary team to deliver on-farm vet services – including digital veterinary herd health programs – to maximise production outcomes for intensive animal operations.
Forbes has been working with Apiam for 12 months, predominantly working in the feedlot sector.
However, throughout his first year at Apiam, he has attended several pork events, including Apiam Pub and Pork events in Victoria and PIX AMC 2022 held on the Gold Coast in May.
Forbes is enjoying his role and continues to expand his client network and knowledge of the industry.
Forbes grew up in rural NSW and joined Apiam with a commercial background from Kilcoy Global Foods where he managed sales for the Middle East and North African regions.
Additionally, his role with KGF included domestic key account management for clients such as McDonalds and Hungry Jacks.
Forbes has a Bachelor of Agriculture and Bachelor of Business, major International Business, from the University of New England.
Forbes also completed an internship with Austrade in Myanmar, focussing on the development of agricultural practices and trade.
He is passionate about all facets of agriculture and was awarded the University of New England’s 2019-20 School of Environmental and Rural Science prize for his significant contributions, such as chair of UNE’s Farming Futures Executive and Young Farming Champion ambassador.
Both Forbes and Haylee are Australian Pork emerging leaders, which provides opportunities to create and develop networks throughout the supply chain and supports development of technical, leadership, management and communication skills.
They have also been involved in the Meat and Livestock Australia’s Ambassadors for the Red Meat Industry program.
As trained ambassadors, their role is to ensure the wider Australian population outside of agriculture recognises the vital role our industry plays in food production and trusts us to deliver high value, high quality products and to feel good about eating red meat.
Forbes and Haylee look forward to working with the Apiam client base and more broadly, the Australian intensive animal industry.
Feel free to reach out to Haylee on 0456 498 120 or Forbes on 0457 508 867.