Thompson & Redwood (T&R) is a stockfeed manufacturer in Perth, centrally situated to Western Australia’s grain regions. Our Upper Swan stockfeed plant has been operating since 1985 and produces over 90 different product lines for the Australian and export animal industries. These include steam rolled grains, gristed and whole grains, mueslis and pelletised products, as well as an extensive range of birdseed mixes. With 30 staff, two grain storages in the Wheatbelt and three mills across WA, we’re able to yield over 50,000 tonnes of grain and seed each year.
Owned and run by families with farming and agriculture backgrounds, T&R is driven by relationships – with the farmers who supply our grain and with the customers who buy our stockfeed. When you have staff who have been with the company since commencement and contracts that span decades you know you’re in business for the right reasons. The current owners are old friends and business partners who genuinely believe that giving back to the community is the best gauge of commercial success.
We understand that the health and performance of your animals is your priority – it’s ours too. All T&R products are developed by qualified nutritionists to meet the dietary requirements of the equine, livestock and specialty animal industries. Over the years, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with both commercial and domestic customers and our veterinary team to develop recipes formulated to industry specifications. We test all new products on our animals to feel confident yours will love them too.
Being based in Western Australia means we have access to one of the most reliable sources of quality, low-priced grain in the world. All the raw materials we use are grown to contract and tested prior to manufacturing to meet our strict standards. In addition, our orders are completely made to order, with nothing stockpiled on site to ensure freshness. This follows through to our weekly delivery schedule which ensures our stockists and consumers are often getting feed that was raw grain only days earlier. T&R products are renowned for their consistent quality and freshness, being preferred by the fussiest of consumers.
Our manufacturing process has been developed to provide high quality, fresh and consistent products. Being dedicated to animal nutrition, we use technology as a means to both develop and monitor our product quality, with the end result being an excellent nutritional solution for your animal. Our manufacturing processes are compliant with HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and FEEDSAFE quality assurance programs. We are also the only Australian company accredited with the BETA NOPS Code, demonstrating that we conform to best practice in minimising the risk of contamination by naturally occurring prohibited substances in equine feeds.
As well as selling our products nationally, we manufacture and ship to 14 countries across Asia and the Middle East. From royalty to the military to racing, our export clients trust T&R to deliver the same healthy, natural and fresh stockfeed that our Australian clients covet. An influential exporter within the global market, T&R supplies stockfeed to dairy, beef, equine, poultry, camel and goat farmers around the world.
Growing up within a family of scientist veterinarians meant that animal health was a part of Stephen Lamond’s life from the very beginning. Alongside his wife, Jane, Stephen ran farms in Lake Valley and Williams for many years before moving to Perth for their children’s schooling. While the property may be smaller now, animals are still a major part of Stephen’s life – his family farm is home to horses, cattle, dogs, cats and pigs.
Stephen built a career within the grain industry prior purchasing T&R with Henry Little and John Orr in 2003. Ask Stephen about his work achievements and he’ll tell you that developing T&R into a family oriented business where employees have a stable jobs with positions they can grow into, makes him proud. His focus for the next year is to keep looking at ways to improve T&R’s products, as well as developing new feeds.
Hailing from Esperance, Henry Little used to spend his school holidays working within the family’s grain cleaning and drying business. It was a kickstart into a life of station and farm work, including a stint as a jackaroo. Along with school friend, John Orr, Henry started Premium Grain Handlers in 1995 and later, another grain business with Stephen Lamond. It was from this background that an interest in utilising grain by-products through feed milling led to the purchase of T&R.
Henry and his wife, Simone, both grew up in animal-loving families which fuels Henry’s desire for T&R to become the leading supplier of quality animal feeds Australia-wide. Henry is passionate about supporting local farmers and strengthening ties within the agricultural industry.
Following a 25 year career with multinational companies, Ross Allomes now oversees Operations and Production at T&R. He started his career as a chemist, before moving into Quality Assurance and Production management within the pet food industry, including long tenures at Nestle and Wesfeeds.
Ross has been an integral part of T&R for the past six years, and enjoys the challenges of maximising stockfeed production while ensuring the company is a safe and happy place for his large team to work within. An active member of the Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Council of Australia, Ross also strives to improve and develop opportunities within the wider industry.
An animal lover from childhood, Joanne Wallace grew up near the beach in Perth but lived for her school holiday horse riding camps. After graduating from school, she worked her way up to South East Asia Sales Manager with a large national manufacturing company. But it was marrying a farmer and starting a family that consolidated Jo’s love for the farming life. Alongside her husband, she worked as a poultry farmer for 15 years, growing meat birds for Inghams. Her animal menagerie included horses, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.
A move to the city saw Jo take up a part-time admin role with T&R. As sales focused as ever, Jo saw an opportunity to expand the sales and sponsorship side of the business – within two years, she was managing Sales and Marketing fulltime. Jo’s now been with T&R for nine years and has led the rebranding of the equine range, as well as managing marketing and social media campaigns for all animal feeds. She absolutely loves working within the industry alongside farming communities and is motivated by the loyalty of T&R customers.
Will Lamond was always adopting animals as a child – luckily he lived on a farm to accommodate them all! After completing a carpentry apprenticeship, Will began working at T&R and is responsible for planning, scheduling and maintenance of all plant and machinery.
Will has spent many hours researching new technology used overseas which has resulted in major mill upgrades and expansions. He enjoys the designing and drawing aspect of the upgrades. Being part of a team that supports local farmers and communities is the most rewarding aspect of Will’s job.
Having grown up on a dairy and beef farm in Victoria, Tony Dipietro knew he always wanted to work in agriculture. He started out in the pork industry 22 years ago as the Pig Production Manager for George Weston Foods. After moving to Perth four years ago, Tony took on the role of managing the grain cleaning facility, production lines and staff for T&R.
Tony inspects and test all incoming grains with efficiency and enjoys the challenge and variety the position offers him. He likes working for T&R because it’s a family run business who give their workers opportunities.
Mark Myers ran a large grain cleaning mill for many years before moving to T&R. Starting out bagging feed, Mark has moved through all areas of the operation in his 16 year employment. He now manages the pelleting mill where he challenges himself to produce the best quality product in the most efficient way.
Mark admits he has stayed at T&R for so long because he works in a safe environment with supportive and caring bosses that he trusts will always do the right thing by him and his family.
Daniel Goussac is the Director of Black Swan Nutrition, an animal nutrition consulting firm that consults to various feed mills and additive companies across both WA and Australia wide. He has been involved in the animal nutrition and feed industry for the last 34 years.
After graduating from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Animal Nutrition and Oceanography, Daniel worked for an Israeli vitamins-minerals supplier for ten years; three of which he was the chief nutritionist.
Since moving to Australia, he worked for twenty years as a nutritionist within a WA feed company, Wesfeeds. He specialised in poultry and pig feeds as well as making all types of feeds (Ruminants and Equine). He established Black Swan Nutrition in 2012.
Brad Hampton is an Equine Veterinary Surgeon and partner in Advanced Feeds, a stockfeed vitamin and mineral supplier. Brad is one of the most respected nutritional veterinarians in WA; he was a foundation Veterinary Science graduate in 1979 and has spent a number of decades working in animal nutrition and physiology. He has a particular interest in equine, having spent a lot of time working on and managing racing and breeding properties.
Advanced Feeds was established nearly three decades ago, and now provides top quality supplements both locally and to an extensive export market. On top of blending premixes for sheep and cattle, Advanced Feeds also manufacture a high quality range of equine nutrition supplements. They are 100% WA owned and operated, with all the principles closely involved in the horse industry.
Adrian Baker is the owner of RAW Animal Health. He graduated as a veterinarian in 1980 and spent the next eight years in rural mixed practice, including two years working on projects in Oman and Saudi Arabia.
On his return from the Middle East, he spent seven years as company vet for Kuwait Livestock, the largest of the live sheep exporters. He subsequently moved to consulting, providing advice to feed millers and their customers. He has also recently returned to the live export trade, accompanying consignments of sheep and cattle to The Gulf.
Born in California, educated at the University of California and based in Western Australia for 30 years, Dr Klein was the first overseas intern/resident at the Murdoch University School of Veterinary Medicine and the first female equine veterinary specialist in the state. She launched WA’s first wholly independent mobile equine veterinary practice in 1990.
Kathy set the benchmark for mobile practice, and continues to be a leading equine veterinary practitioner as well as a consultant and lecturer to Murdoch University School of Veterinary Medicine. Kathy pursues through her global connections in equine surgery, medicine, and rehabilitation to access and provide the latest in veterinary technology, imaging and diagnostics for the racing and performance horse community.
Kathy’s appointments to the Animal Ethics Committee, University of Western Australia (2013-present) and to the Board of the Western Australian Horse Council (2005-present) embody her ongoing commitment to the welfare of the horse and the ethical issues and challenges surrounding medical science, technology and teaching.
David has been involved with herbs for over thirty years, mainly for equines. With a qualification from the School of Phytotherapy, David is an expert in herbal medicine and lectures at Colleges throughout the United Kingdom.
All the recipes used in the Dodson and Horrell herbal blends are David’s recipes. He joined the team at Dodson and Horrell in 1991 and has since created 36 formulas, six of which are currently available in Australia through T&R.
Jill Davies is a qualified Equine Nutritionist who has been involved with horses all her life. Having managed and ridden for an international eventing yard in the UK she then completed her Bachelor in Equine Science from the University of Lincoln. Her honors thesis was on use of Nutraceuticals for gastric health in the competition horse.
Jill taught Equine Nutrition & Equine Exercise Physiology at Curtin University for over seven years and is currently a sessional lecturer for Murdoch University. Jill operates her own independent equine nutrition business, Feed Your Steed, operating out of the Lower South West of WA.
Sponsorship is one of the ways that T&R is able to support the farming, equestrian and animal industries that support us. Each year, T&R sponsors a number of poultry, sheep, cattle, alpaca, rabbit and guinea pig clubs and events.
We’re also extremely proud to take an active role to assist and encourage horse riders and grassroots equestrian events throughout Australia.
You can apply for sponsorship for your club or event by emailing a proposal to Sales & Marketing Manager: Joanne Wallace. Invitations to become a sponsored rider will open in early 2019.
Sophie is a professional event rider, horse trainer and coach. She has had many successes at the highest level in eventing and has been in the top ten placings at all of Australia’s major competitions.
Sophie represented Australia as a young rider, was Western Australian young rider of the year and her horse, Let’s Impress, was Western Australian horse of the year. She has also ridden at FEI level in dressage and two of her rides have won Western Australian dressage horse of the year. Sophie has ridden professionally and trained in Europe.
On top of this, Sophie is a recent co-founder of a venture called ‘Sustainable Equitation’, a collaboration between herself and Dr Portland Jones that strives for small footprint horse training. It involves implementing evidence-based training methods in order to improve the welfare of horses and the safety of riders.
“My feed of choice for all my eventers is T&R’s Claytons pellets. Horses need a lot less protein, carbs, sugar and ‘fancy foods’ than you would expect, and the Claytons pellets are a great choice when looking for a feed that is low starch, high fibre, and non-grain based. Not only is it great for their digestive system, but it keeps them looking and feeling well, too! Plus, they’re locally produced by ingredients that are locally sourced, and I think spreading the love locally is really important.”
Caris and Brit Reside are successful show horse riders and members of the ‘Leeara Park Riding Ponies’ team.
This team of sisters have competed successfully all across Western Australia as well as at a National level, breeding, training and competing a team of horses and ponies. Not only have they won or placed in almost every show horse competition throughout the country (including Champion National Large Hack of the Year at the National Championships), but they are dedicated to their horses’ health and happiness.
“Here at Leeara Park, our horses have always come first – their health, their diet and their care has and always will be second to none. We have a firm belief that our horse’s health and care is more important than any ribbon or garland.
We ensure that any horse in our care is fed the very best products; that being T&R! We have some amazing examples of “before” and “after” shots of horses showing the substantial positive change in condition when being fed T&R products.
We would like to thank T&R for your continued generous sponsorship of our Team. We hope the coming year to be full of luck and more success, but most importantly healthy, safe horses. T&R keep our horses and ponies looking at their very best and they simply love the new muesli (Might & Power Oat-Free Muesli).
Kentaur Australia Performance Horses is a performance horse stud that is part of the overall Kentaur Australia business. Kentaur Australia is a well-established equestrian business that sells premium gear from Europe from some of the world’s best brands. The performance horse stud aims to breed, produce and sell horses for national and international markets, with a primary focus in show jumping. In 2015, Kentaur Australia horses were the winner of the overall Young Event, Showjumping and Dressage horses in Western Australia.
Owner and Director of Kentaur Australia, Lucy Galovicova, is a believer in using local products that work. “Our horses have been fed Thompson and Redwood feed for the past 6 years. As a boutique performance warmblood stud, I have sold over 20 horses in the past 4 years. Most of these have been vetted and x-rayed at purchase. Warmbloods are susceptible to various diseases that can be contributed to by incorrect feeding, and I am proud to say that, to this date, none of the horses I have sold have had issues. They all went on to become performance horses that are fit for purpose, and all were fueled by T&R.
In particular, we feed the Claytons Pellets, Grower Weaner Pellets (for the young horses and mares) and the Horse Muesli for our show jumping horses. We are excited to represent Thompson and Redwood for the 2017 season!”
Liz Tollarzo is a full-time dressage coach living in Wandi, Western Australia. Liz is a NCAS EA Level 1 General and Level 2 Dressage Specialist Coach, as well as successful competitor in the dressage ring. She has ridden nationally at the Australian Dressage Championships at FEI and Advanced Level, and is currently on the WA Dressage Squad.
Liz also breeds warmbloods, with her business Wandiera Park offering lessons, schooling, agistment and young horses for sale. She has fed various Thompson and Redwood feeds for many years, and presently all her horses and ponies (as well as one donkey!) are fed Thompson and Redwood Horse Cubes, Horse Pellets, and Horse Muesli. Liz also has many successful students competing all the way up to official FEI and we are excited to have her on board the Thompson and Redwood team!
Sammy Bain is a talented young eventing and show jumping rider. She has competed successfully throughout Western Australia and interstate at 2-star level eventing, as well as show jumping at 1.30m +. Sammy is on the EWA Show jumping Development Squad and the EA National Youth Squad, and has numerous wins and placings at State and National level.
“I love my horses to look and feel their best. My two-star horse, Barrabadeen Woodstock, enjoys the T&R Hi Performance Muesli and Horse Cubes – as a warmblood he is quite cool anyway, and these give him both the condition and energy needed to compete at a high level of eventing. My OTT thoroughbred is fed T&R Claytons pellets to keep her cool as well as maintain her condition. Our pony is also on Claytons and loves them!”
Jess Keeble-Jenkins is an up-and-coming young eventing rider in Western Australia.
At age 20, she has already accumulated some fantastic results up to 1 star level throughout WA. Her main horse, Hard Target (otherwise known as ‘Alvin’), is a nine-year-old OTTB that she purchased when she was just 13. Together they have gone up the grades and are now one of the most formidable partnerships on the WA circuit! In 2016 alone, they have already won multiple events at 1-star level, and have plans to compete in Adelaide 2 star at the end of this year.
“I ensure Alvin has the correct balanced diet with the appropriate supplements to maintain his well-being. He is fed T&R Hi Performance muesli to give him the energy and nutrition to compete at a high level in eventing. He loves the taste and I love the fact that it is a highly digestible energy and protein source that has all the added vitamins and minerals he needs!”
2016 was a busy year for me and my horses, and I can honestly say that having used T&R feeds for a year, my horses’ condition have improved (and their coats are far shinier!).”
Scott Rogers is a young camp drafter based in the lower south west of WA. Having been involved with horses for over 10 years, Scott is heavily invested in the Western Australian campdraft and Australian Stock Horse scenes. In 2011 he represented WA at the ASH Youth Nationals (under 21 years old) and in 2014 exhibited two of his own horses at the ASH National Show in Tamworth.
Alongside competing, he is an accredited ASH judge, having recently judged the ASH classes at the Esperance Ag Show and the ASH and Open Breed classes at the Brunswick Ag show.
Chloe Gee is our Junior Sponsored rider. At age 14, Chloe’s main focus is Eventing but she also competes in Showjumping and Dressage competitions. Her biggest achievement was competing as a wildcard and also the youngest rider at Equestrian in the Park in 2018.
Chloe has already achieved much success, and we look forward to continuing to following her journey in 2019.
“My mum has always fed T&R feed and so have I. My horses’ performance are a credit to T&R’s feed and the Dodson and Horrell Placid herbs.”
Nine year old Madeleine Cooke has recently been appointed as a Junior Ambassador for Thompson & Redwood.
Riding since she was 6 , Maddie ran third in the 2017 Grand Nationals in the show hunter lead rein and hasn’t looked back. She loves competing with her Shetland pony, Del Lee Edward and will soon be making the pilgrimage to the Eastern States for the Show Horse Championships.
Edward always looks amazing and behaves impeccably on T&R Pony Cubes.