Name: Matt McVeigh 

Role: Founder & Managing Director 

Qualifications & Experience: Nuffield Australia 2015 Scholar, Cotton Australia Board Member, Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management, Diploma of Agriculture, Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations


A fourth-generation farmer and contractor from Dalby, Queensland, Matt has spent his entire life working in and researching the cotton industry. 

As a 2015 recipient of the Nuffield Scholar Program, Matt travelled across 11 countries to research the quality and grading of cotton in the Australian market to find better ways colour downgrades can be managed in the industry.

While studying for his report, Matt met with cotton growers from other countries and discovered the issues of the quality and price of genuine cotton picker parts were not only being experienced by Australian growers but growers across the globe.

Returning home to his family property in 2015, Matt began trialling aftermarket cotton picker parts on his machines in his fields. Seeing results of the same quality, if not better than genuine parts, Matt began selling parts to neighbouring properties.

Following positive success, he expanded the product range and officially began selling under the Plant & Pick Spares business in 2017. 

Since then, Matt and his family have grown Plant & Pick Spares to what it is today — a cost-effective, high-quality aftermarket alternative for Australian growers. 

Matt continues to support growers and the Australian cotton industry by innovating Plant & Pick Spares' products to evolve with the Australian Cotton industry.