Northern Tablelands LLS gains new biosecurity officer Max Newsome at Inverell

HELPING HAND: Biosecurity officer Max Newsome said people could contact him with any biosecurity issues, LPA questions, or for help formulating their biosecurity plan.

HELPING HAND: Biosecurity officer Max Newsome said people could contact him with any biosecurity issues, LPA questions, or for help formulating their biosecurity plan.

THERE’S a new face in Northern Tablelands Local Land Services, but he’s also a familiar face in the region.

Biosecurity officer Max Newsome has recently joined the team in Inverell, and is ready to work with producers and landholders on animal biosecurity and welfare, to help ensure market access for livestock.

​The University of New England graduate will address issues in livestock health, pest animals, invasive species and animal welfare.

Mr Newsome grew up on his family’s sheep and cattle property at Deepwater, where he formed a strong interest in agriculture. After  his degree, he worked on some large places in central and western Queensland.

“Now I want to use my academic background combined with my practical skills to be further involved in the industry,” Mr Newsome said.

“I’ve worked in combination roles before, mixing administrative tasks in the office with practical activities in the paddock, but this is a new chapter for me: working directly with producers. I’m really looking forward to it.”

  • Call Max Newsome on 0427 007 191.