The Merivale Farms team is a significant reason for the success of the enterprise. The team collectively boasts over 150 years of service to Merivale Farms.

Merivale’s approach is collaborative, to ensure a quality outcome: working closely with their customers, industry bodies and Australian Pork Limited to determine specifications and requirements.

Don Scheid

Don Scheid, Director

Born and raised on a Kidman property in Western Queensland, after leaving school Don worked on Kidman properties for 10 years. He then secured a position managing Mt Leonard for Arrabury Pastoral company – a cattle breeding and finishing operation.

Merivale Farms was formed in 1989 and since that time Don has had extensive involvement and deep experience within the Australian Pork Industry. This includes numerous trips overseas to experience best practice pork operations in America and Europe to enhance his knowledge base.

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Scott Scheid

Scott Scheid, Operations Manager

+61 428 980 144 for Operational Enquiries

Scott’s first employment was with Arrabury Pastoral Company as a stock hand on properties in far North Queensland and Western Queensland. He then spent time in the mechanical and mining industries before commencing employment at the Jangharm Grow Out Unit. At the age of 21 Scott was appointed manager at Merivale’s Jangharm Grow Out Unit. In 2016 he took over the management role from his father Don at Merivale’s Allora Breeding Unit.

Scott lives on site at the Allora Breeding Unit on the Darling Downs and while working hands on with the pigs, he also manages the Feed Companies, Nutritionists, Vets, Staff, Suppliers, Cattle and Cropping.

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Jemma Scheid

Jemma Scheid, Accounts Manager

Jemma had previously been employed within the mining industry in North Queensland before commencing employment with Merivale Farms in 2009. She fulfils the role of accounts manager at Merivale Farms and oversees all Merivale Farms’ accounting procedures.

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Alan Carmichael

Alan Carmichael, Grower Unit Manager

Alan has been with Merivale farms for almost 30 years in a senior role. He currently manages the grow out unit. Alan is a qualified boiler maker by trade and has a Management Certificate in Animal Husbandry.

Scot Holland, Breeding Unit Manager

Scot is a fresh face at the 1050 sow breeder unit, which he manages. Scot’s background is primarily maintenance and has over 30 years in the industry.
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