Paul Williams is a full time Technical Officer for Tropical Beef Technology Services (TBTS). Paul commenced employment with TBTS in February 2012. Paul was initially based in Armidale for intensive training at ABRI before being relocated to the Rockhampton office at Brahman House in July 2012.
Paul was born and raised on a dairy/ beef property in the upper Brisbane River District in South East Qld. After finishing his studies at Queensland Agricultural College, Paul worked on the family property for 4 years.
Following this, Paul worked for CSIRO as a Technical Officer for 22 years. Originally Paul was based in Brisbane where he worked on a variety of areas including IVF in cattle, transgenics and on Arbovirus vectors.
Between 1996 and 2011, he was based in Rockhampton and worked on a project within the Beef CRC. His main responsibilities involved running and assisting in all aspects of research projects focused on beef production in Northern Australia. This included performing ultrasound scanning on beef cattle for carcase and fertility traits and undertaking artificial breeding programs. He was firstly involved on the Northern Crossbreeding Project at ‘Duckponds’ looking at meat quality in CRC I. His work continued to CRC II and III where he specialised in ovarian and carcase scanning, studying genetic links between meat quality, adaptation and heifer puberty. In CRC III, he continued scanning the cows over six matings to study lifetime reproductive performance.