​New recruits bring innovative practices to Muresk

Last year we introduced the Muresk Institute team and now we’ve grown two stronger.

Farm Supervisor Steve Wainewright and Senior Project Officer Jim McMahon have joined the team, managing the Muresk Institute farm and developing innovative programs, respectively.

Steve was previously the Manager of the UWA Ridgefield Farm in Pingelly and has a Degree in Agriculture and a Masters in Animal Nutrition.

At Muresk he’s responsible for managing the farm plan, the budget and the day to day operations of the cropping, cattle and sheep enterprises. He also helps out with the on the ground running of short courses taking place on the farm.

Muresk Institute General Manager Prue Jenkins said Steve’s enthusiasm for innovative practices and technology in agriculture is an asset to the Muresk team.

“Steve understands the value of hands on practical education and training and the benefits of upskilling the next generation in agriculture operations,” she said.

Jim has not one but two degrees including a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, and a Bachelor of Agribusiness.

He has just returned from a two month stint in the UK and USA where he was contracted to undertake complex artificial breeding programs.

When he’s not working as a vet, Jim is at Muresk helping to develop, manage and implement a range of short courses for industry stakeholders.

“Jim has a broad knowledge with regard to livestock and the agricultural industry as a whole and has a distinct appreciation for the wellbeing of animals,” Prue said.

“We are very lucky to have Steve and Jim on-board who are both exceptionally knowledgeable about their respective areas and passionate about Muresk Institute’s purpose to help advance the agricultural industry in WA.” 

WATCH NOW: Video introducing Steve Wainewright.

From left to right: Steve Wainewright (Farm Supervisor) and Jim McMahon (Senior Project Officer)