VALE - DAVID PLANT
David Plant was a force of nature that will be missed at so many levels across regional Australia and within the beef industry in the USA.
The coverage of his professional work was breathtaking in the geographic scale that he travelled and serviced. Apart from the technical and practical aspects of of his work he provided a conduit to industry genetics that cut through the technical and focussed on the realities of your breeding program at hand.
For those of us who were fortunate enough to travel with him on his regular trips to New Zealand and the USA, to stand with him at the crush while he bubbled with excitement about his next trip whether walking with Kym and friends or looking at cattle somewhere, enjoyed the drink and the camaraderie he created after a day on tour or sat with him after an AI session over that good cup of coffee that he valued so highly ...too many unfinished things to do David!
David had a unique quality of being able to personalise and infect his optimism into any engagement you ever had with him. There was never a meeting or conversation with him that didn’t end with a sense that things were better for having been with him.That is why his passing is so shocking and hard to understand.
We will miss you David.
Nick Burton Taylor