The evolution of RMA Network
Established in 1994, Rural Marketing Agents Ltd is an Australian company owned by its members for the professional benefits of those businesses and their branches.
Today, the rma network has 86 head offices with 36 branch offices; and a collective staff of over 750 livestock, property, merchandise and administration personnel.
rma network members cover the majority of Australian states including Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia, with strong representation throughout New South Wales and Victoria. Individually, rma network members enjoy a reputation for being the best of the best in the industry, but as a group they are a significant force in the agricultural industry with a collective annual turnover in excess of $8.5 billion.
The rma network of private agents is extremely well resourced. They offer all facets of livestock sales including fat, store, live export and stud, using a range of marketing options with all the associated services such as transit insurance, available through the rma network at highly competitive rates.
The operating arm of the organisation is funded through our involvement in livestock transit insurance. The rma network offers transit insurance to members through a major marine insurance company and offers that insurance at very competitive rates to its membership. The rma network receives an income from this source which funds all the operational activities of the rma network.
These activities include providing advertising and promotion of rma network agencies and its membership in the Rural Press and providing low cost seminars/meetings/forums that are conducted throughout each year.
The critical issue is that handpicked members are bound by a code of ethics that clearly sets out the standard for dealing with fellow members and demands they act in the best interests of their clients at all times.
Reaching from the western districts of Bourke in western New South Wales to the lower South Australian Eyre Peninsula, to Tasmania's northern region, north to Queensland's Maranoa region and with independent agents throughout Western Australia, rma network is strong and growing.
If you would like any more information on the rma network or are interested in becoming a member of the rma network then please feel free to contact us.