Sam White to head Angus Australia

16th Jun 2020

Guyra beef producer Sam White has been declared the 46th President of Angus Australia, following a meeting of the Board of Directors held via teleconference on May 28th.
Sam owns and runs family-based farming business, Bald Blair Angus, with his wife Kirsty and two sons, Abbott and Arthur. He is the third generation of Whites to run Bald Blair Angus.
The family operates a seedstock and commercial Angus herd, as well as crossbred sheep, run on Bald Blair and other properties east of Guyra.
The White family has run Angus cattle on their properties for well over 100 years.  The Bald Blair herd was first recorded in 1908, with Angus cattle part of the family’s business since the late 1880’s. The family have been members of the Angus Society over the last 101 years as one of the original founding members, and have been involved in the Angus Society throughout that time.
Sam has been an active member of a number of Angus Australia Board committees and consultative committees, assisting in advisory roles. He resonates with the trials and tribulations of his fellow members with regards to the issues faced by producers in recent years.
“2018 and 2019 have been unforgettable in terms of drought and impact on family businesses,” he said. “The Angus breed remains, it has weathered the tough times, not only now but in the past as well.
“Angus cattle and their progeny were sort after during the tough times, and now as it turns, they remain well sort after also; the Angus Premium continues.  They are truly a resilient breed.”
In looking forward to his upcoming term as president of Angus Australia, Sam said he recognises what is facing the Angus breed going forth, as well as the strength it provides producers.
“Now more than ever our businesses will be impacted by droughts (as they have always been), by International trade disputes, pandemics (COVID 19), by uncertainties which we have no control over; there is no better breed than Angus to have as part of a grazing business model, because of their ability to be able to target a large range of markets, both domestically and internationally.”