Mr Robert Parkes
Business Manager – Poultry and Pigs
Robert joined Ridley AgriProducts as a Technical Trainee in November 1992. During his 26 years with Ridley AgriProducts he has filled technical selling roles in premix and NSW/SEQ pig industry, before taking on management roles including ‘Victorian Technical Manager’, ‘Technical Services Manager – Quality’ and ‘General Manager Quality and Technical’.
In his current role as Business Manager – Poultry and Pigs, Robert is responsible for a group of 11 employees who manage poultry and pig related business activities. He has been closely involved with industry initiatives including Pork CRC Research Committee (2011-2017), APRIL Research Committee (2018 – Current), Stockfeed Manufacturers Council of Australia (SFMCA – 2003-2015), Stockfeed Manufacturers Association of Victoria (SFMAV – 1998-2016) and Grain Trade Australia (GTA), where he was Chairman of the Standards Committee (2004-2014), a member of the GTA standards committee (2014-2016), and Vice Chairman of the GTA Board (2005-2014).
Throughout his career Robert has been was heavily involved in both the implementation of feed quality and safety systems while also being involved in the developed of FeedSafe and the Code of Practice for the grain industry post farm gate.