Malcolm Cock; principle consultant, Farm Dynamics Consulting
Malcolm has vast practical experience in the grazing industry and this knowledge is kept relevant by regular training and by consulting clients who have a variety of lifestyle to large farming operations.
One of Malcolm's strengths is his enthusiasm of working with people and his ability to help clients to have a clear view of their desired outcomes and their strategies to achieve them.
Technical experience and expertise:
Setting life / business direction, business, succession planning and management incorporating; risk management, budgets, marketing, etc. Pasture management & feed budgeting. Stock management & breeding: cattle, sheep, goats and alpacas. Whole farm planning, environmental management systems (EMS), farm water & infrastructure management, land management plans, and sustainable farming practices.
Grew up on a dairy and beef farm in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.
Various jobs: contracting, working in various farming operations including beef, sheep & dairy in Scotland.
Managing a dynamic and successful family medium scale stud & commercial beef - sheep farming operation in Buchan, East Gippsland and Leongatha South Gippsland, Victoria.
Has been very successful in beef trials & competitions, showing and marketing of stock.
Partner in a company providing genetics and advice to a beef breeding operations in Russia.
Agriculture Victoria BetterBeef coordinator and specialist.
Operating: Farm Dynamics Consulting and Amberley Park Beef - now based in Eltham, Victoria.
Malcolm has been involved in the development and practice of the MLA & Agriculture Victoria BeefCheque and Farm$mart programs. Developed and delivered marketing modules for NMIT: Diploma of Organic Agriculture. Delivered numerous workshops particularly in: total farm & stock management.
Long standing involvement in various industry groups including gold member of Landcare.
Contributor to the Box Hill Institute’s diploma and advance diploma in Agri Tourism.
Tocal Diploma of Agriculture (TDA), Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training (& upgrade). Group facilitation (RIST). Certificate III in Frontline management, etc, etc.
Member of Agri Institute of Australia (AIA)…. Professional Development is on-going.