Shannon Landmark is undoubtedly a busy lady. She’s a wife and mum to baby Fred, their little red head, who’s already involved in their busy lifestyle, having spent time in the cattle yards and cheered Mum on at the field days.
Shannon spends her life on the road, coordinating a large-scale Genomics Project across Northern Australia, where they aim to develop a DNA test for cattle and in particular to improve fertility traits. She works with 54 herds across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
“I also work with a couple of universities, government departments and genotyping companies. “I am fortunate to work with a diverse and inspirational group of collaborators who are all committed to contributing towards a more successful beef industry.”
“Working with these people, their cattle and solving challenges the industry faces is what keeps me motivated and excited about the industry.”
Shannon was awarded the 2019 Zanda McDonald award, which she says is a huge honour and privilege. When she looks forward to the future of the Australian beef industry, she says she sees endless potential and opportunities.
“The challenges, the people and the lifestyle have kept me working through maternity leave and is why I love the industry. I hope to make a positive impact for my generation and future generations.”