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Primac Gurus 2023 Reunion Report

A highlight of the Primac Gurus 2023 Roma Reunion was the auctioneers competition. Organised by Guru, Helen Walker, the event provided a lot of light hearted entertainment through the afternoon. Photo: Winners of the Auctioneers Competition were Cyril Close (L) and Glenn Dunn (R) pictured with competition organiser Helen Walker. Photo courtesy of Carol Jarick Article:

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Sponsored by Helen Walker, there is a lot to play for at the 2023 reunion. 

Primac Gurus says thankyou to our event sponsors!

On Saturday the 28th October 2023, Primac Gurus will be holding it’s third annual reunion. This year it is in Roma to convene at the Club Hotel. A big “shout out” to all of our Sponsors, Donors and Supporters, we say thankyou! Huge response from the Maranoa and the South West! Once again, this year,

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<em>Volunteer at the Miles Historical Village Museum, Shirley Makin still has her name badge from, in her words "50 mumble mumble years ago" Well done Shirley. </em>

Primac’s Proposed Museum Exhibit Becomes A Reality!

Author: Greg Jacobsen 25th March 2023 On Monday the 23rd May 2023, representatives of the Primac Gurus Association Inc, Chris Todd and Richard Handley, met with the President of the Miles and District Historical Society Inc Kerry Mulholland, to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) . Their aim was to establish a Primac museum exhibit

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Primac News and Views

Article contributed by: Richard Handley and authored by Greg Jacobsen March 2023 WINTER EDITION 1995 Here is a gem, a Primac staff newsletter, published in the Winter of 1995. Definitely a tumultuous time in the Primac story. A quote from the Editorial! – “it has been created to give a voice to Primac and it’s

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<em>Mactaggarts aircraft. Photo courtesy Rosemary Anderson Facebook 17th Feb 21</em>

Primac’s Corporate Advertising had many changes over the decades!

Author: Greg Jacobsen 29th January 2023 A recent Facebook post (Author: Kilburine Homestead), and shared to the Primac Gurus page by Kent B Ward, highlighted a Primaries Rockhampton market report, from Gracemere Saleyards of a cattle sale held 15th February 1965. It hit home to me just how much agency advertising had changed over the

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Live Export – Another important chapter of the Primac story!

Primac’s long involvement in the export of livestock, had it’s origins way back in the late 1960’s, and continued with “gusto” over the next two decades. Mactaggarts PPCA led the charge, particularly in the 1970’s with large boatloads of breeding heifers and bulls despatched to our near neighbours in the Pacfic, and certainly further afield

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<em>Marg Barton, Helen Walker, Carol Jarick, Robin Hart, Richard Handley Greg Jacobsen</em>

Primac Gurus 2022 Reunion Report

Primac Gurus second annual reunion was held recently on the 29th of October 2022. After much consideration by the planning committee, it was, once again, decided to hold the reunion at the City Golf Club in Toowoomba. The venue is regarded as central to South East Queensland, and easily accessible by a large majority of

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Why bid may worry Primac!

This was the headline of an article, featured in the Financial Review, back on the 30th September 1996. Writer, Michael O’Meara, spelt out to his readers just how tough things were in those turbulent days at Primac in the mid nineties. Thanks to Wayne Fischer for this contribution (October 2022). Michael O’Meara Financial Review Sep

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Warren Hohnke fronts the media!!

Media commentator, Ben Dobbin, interviews Primac Guru, Warren Hohnke On the morning of the 29th August 2022, Warren Hohnke recently took the initiative, to conduct an interview with Ben Dobbin, the host of “Rural Queensland Today” . Warren objective was to get the word out there to promote the Primac Gurus cause, and of course

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Performance Feeds, a successful joint venture for Primac

Performance Feeds Through the Primac Chairman, Robin Hart, we were introduced to an American nutritionist Dr Hollis Klett. Hollis had been doing some consulting work for Robin and a few other feedlots. As well as consulting in the US, Hollis also had a liquid supplement business. He was keen to develop a similar business in Australia and

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“Moving Ahead” with Primaries Mactaggarts!

“Moving ahead” was the headline for the very large (24 page) Queensland Country Life feature, published on the 10th November 1977. The feature coincided with a weekend managers conference held at the Queensland Wool Centre at Rocklea. The worthy news discussed at the conference, was the release of details of a major company restructure by

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Marketing……Service……For Primary Producers!

This was the standout headline for a 20 page lift out Primaries feature in the Queensland Country Life edition on the 15th May 1969. The feature details the extra lengths that Primaries agents went to, to better service their rural clients. This article has been contributed by Mr. Bruce Vidgen.

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Primac and the Santa Gertrudis breed in Australia – Enjoyed a long history!

The president of Primac Gurus Assoc Inc, Mr. Richard Handley has compiled this comprehensive history of the important connection between Primac and the Santa Gertrudis breed in Australia. It commenced with the first on-property King Ranch sale at “Risdon” Warwick in 1952. Primaries stud stock officer, Scotchie Cullen played an integral role in this and

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Primac expands it’s supply services to the cotton growers of the Darling Downs

Primac Dalby’s intention to expand it’s services to the growing cotton industry was well reported in this article extracted from the October 1991 edition of the Rural Business magazine. Pictured in the attached photo was Bernie Caffery, a private cotton consultant, Peter Skerman, Dalby Branch Agronomist, and Wayne Fischer, Primac’s State Merchandising Manager. Article kindly

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Memo to staff from Doug Mactaggart re merger 27Mar75

The Merger – Primaries Mactaggarts – 1st May 1975

The coming together of two great Queensland based pastoral houses, Queensland Primary Producers Cooperative Association and Mactaggarts Primary Producers Cooperative Association took effect on the 1st May 1975, with the inaugural meeting of the newly formed board. A brief outline about the merger was made at the time by both Mr Doug Mactaggart and Mr.

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Morris Woollen Mills acquired by Primac

“A big step forward ” was the quote when Primac purchased the interest of Morris Mills on the 1st of July 1980. Two proud Queensland based organisations came together, primarily to expand the marketing opportunities for producers. Morris Mills was established in 1934, and had it’s operations and mill situated on the banks of the

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Mactaggart House – 43 Creek Street, Brisbane City

New Head Office Building “Over recent years the increase in staff and the diversification of the Association’s activities have overtaxed the capacity of our two buildings in Creek Street. The design and space limitations or our present Head Office vare making it impossible for us to organise for maximum efficiency and to cater for expansion

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Primac 1990 Annual Report (Snippet)

Page 12 of the 1990 Annual Report, highlights the focus on some very important divisions of Primac Limited. They include Rural Property, Rural Finance and Insurance. There is some interesting reading, including the appointment of Primac as marketing agent by the Water Resources Commission to administer the marketing of farms in the Burdekin River Irrigation

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