BUSINESS OWNER/MANAGING DIRECTOR
Graeme Freemantle is the twin son of Reg & Joyce Freemantle who owned Glenvale Farm and Freemantle’s Lucerne Mills. Graeme was educated in the local township of Maryborough and on leaving school in 1975 joined his father’s business as a general hand and truck driver. In 1992 Graeme purchased the business and began realising his vision of diversifying and expanding the products and services of Freemantle Stock Feeds. Under the guidance and mentoring of his friend and former manager Trevor O’Shea (now deceased) the pair set about establishing the building blocks for Freemantle Stock Feeds P/L as it is today.
A lifetime involved in the farming industry has educated Graeme in the purchasing and manufacturing of quality stock feed. Liaising with local producers Graeme identifies and purchases the raw products required for milling and the development of product lines. Contract harvesting is organised and scheduled to meet the demand of maturing crops around the area by Graeme and his team of harvesters.
Like his father before him, Graeme is community spirited lending assistance where he can to local groups and organisations. Following the Black Saturday bush fires of 2007, Graeme drove one of the first semi’s of donated stock feed into the St Andrews area devastated by the fires. From selling ANZAC Day badges to clearing roads after storms, there is more to the man of Graeme Freemantle than meets the eye.
When not working, Graeme enjoys blowing the cobwebs away on his Honda 1300 Cruiser, following his AFL team Richmond and developing gardens on his home block.