Tom Had Key Role in Cattle Industry; Tom Rudder1931,Co2011

The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia), June 3, 2011 | Go to article overview

Tom Had Key Role in Cattle Industry; Tom Rudder1931,Co2011


TROPICALLY adapted cattle carrying Bos indicus genetics (Brahman, Africander) now dominate Queensland's 11 million plus beef herd and it was beef cattle extension officer Tom Rudder who played a key role in fostering this change.

Tom was born and raised on the family farm at Ubobo in the Boyne Valley on November 13, 1931, and gained a Diploma in Animal Husbandry at Queensland Agricultural College at Gatton in 1948 at age 17.

He joined the Queensland Government's Department of Agriculture and Stock Cattle Husbandry branch on August 11, 1955.

He took up his first posting as an assistant adviser at Biloela Research Station, became an adviser in 1961, transferred to Mackay for two years (1965Co67) before being promoted to district adviser located at Rockhampton from January 1967.

Never satisfied with the status quo, Tom enrolled for and completed external studies to gain a Bachelor of Economics Degree while undertaking a fulltime role with the department.

More doors opened as he rose through the ranks, and in June 1978 Tom was appointed as senior husbandry officer before relocating to Brisbane in June 1985 as assistant branch director, a position he held until his retirement in 1991.

For much of his career, Tom provided advice to graziers with a focus on profitability.

To generate what he referred to as C[pounds sterling]hard dataC[yen] to support his recommendations, Tom worked with well-known Central Queensland grazing families to collate a wealth of information on herd reproduction and growth rates.

Tom's down-to-earth, practical herd management recommendations produced from working properties were readily accepted and adopted by north Australia's cattle producers.

He was able to inject new technology into on-farm situations to greatly enhance productivity and profitability. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Tom Had Key Role in Cattle Industry; Tom Rudder1931,Co2011
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.