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Wool broker AWN announces expansion of its livestock business

Sheep Central, April 28, 2020

AUSTRALIA’S largest independent wool broker AWN has announced further expansion of its livestock agency business across the country.

Australian Wool Network recently rebranded as AWN as it continued to expand its livestock and other rural service divisions.

Over coming months, new AWN livestock branches will commence operation across the country, adding to the company’s existing New South Wales divisions in Nyngan and Armidale.

AWN managing director John Colley.

AWN managing director, John Colley, said the expansion represents an exciting new chapter for AWN’s livestock business.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our livestock services to more AWN clients across rural Australia,” he said.

“Despite challenges, this is a time of huge opportunity for Australian agriculture.

“Over the past 21 years, AWN has built a reputation of delivering innovation, expertise and the highest level of service to our clients and we are looking forward to offering this to livestock clients in more locations,” Mr Colley said.

“We have always looked for ways to offer more to our clients across rural Australia and this expansion is a new chapter in delivering that vision for our clients.”

The AWN livestock agency expansion is expected to involve several former Rodwells/Nutrien staff at Wangaratta, who will continue to operate at the city’s saleyards, and at Corowa and Barnawatha. The Wangaratta-based agents will operate under the AWN livestock brand after May 4.

Mr Colley said AWN previously had a rebate agent working at Wangaratta.

“We will have cattle and sheep available at the first available sale after the 4th of May, selling on behalf of our clients.

“AWN already has a very strong presence in the Wangaratta area.”

Rodwells was recently taken over by the Canadian company Nutrien Ag Solutions.


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