PO Box 412 31A-31B McDowall Street Roma QLD 4455
“In today’s competitive livestock marketing industry, timely and accurate information flow along with back-up service and advice translate into dollars per head and at the end of the day, that’s what we are about – maximising client profitability”
TopX Roma Principal Cyril Close’s face is a rather familiar one in the Roma district, having spent almost 30 years in the region as a livestock agent and auctioneer. Cyril’s career and reputation is noteworthy considering his humble beginning in 1984 as a young merchandise salesman in Taroom. Having worked in Miles, Rockhampton and Charters Towers before basing himself in Roma in 1995, Cyril, over the years, has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience which has shaped him in becoming the well-rounded and highly respected livestock agent and auctioneer he is today. Passionate about auctioneering and presentation of cattle, Cyril is known to assist in tutoring the younger generation at the ALPA Qld Young Auctioneers School as well as sit on the judging panel during the ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competitions.
In 2007, Cyril & Sue Close opened the TopX Roma franchise, with Carl Warren alongside them. Since then, the TopX Roma business keeps getting better and better with a wide-spread and loyal client base. Carl is also highly respected within the industry and has over 20 years’ experience as a livestock agent and auctioneer. In 2020 Carl stepped into the Rural Property Marketing side of the business and, with numerous notable sales under his belt, specialises in tailoring marketing plans to suit client’s needs.
Adding to the livestock team is Cody Close. Having helped in the family business from a young age, Cody is rather familiar with the Roma Saleyards and how to market livestock. Before coming to work in the business in 2021, Cody worked on stations in the Northern Territory, completed a dual degree in Agriculture and Business at the University of New England and spent 2020 working on ranches in Canada. Equipped with an education and a range of experience, Cody’s skills add to the strength of the team.
The TopX Roma team expanded in 2022 and welcomed new faces Ashley Steel and Billy Swain. Ashley is an experienced livestock agent and auctioneer and has spent 6 years working in the Cloncurry and Moura districts before making the move to Roma. Having grown up in a Commercial Brahman Stud Operation, Ashley has an in-depth knowledge of the agricultural industry and is an asset to the TopX Roma.
Billy grew up on a property south of Tamworth and has been heavily involved with livestock all his life. Learning the ropes in all facets of livestock marketing alongside Cyril and the rest of the TopX Roma team, Billy is quickly proving to be a very valued and respected team member.
Together, the well-rounded TopX Roma team never fail to deliver top results. With a strong presence in the Roma Saleyards, the Stud Stock and Rural Property Marketing arena, combined with the backing of the reputable TopX network, the team are here to present a range of solutions to meet all your livestock and rural property marketing needs.
If you’re looking for honest and reliable expertise coupled with outstanding results, contact the team today!