WALRC: Western Australian Livestock Reseach Council

 

WALRC is an initiative of MLA with support from Curtin, CSIRO, DPIRD, Murdoch & UWA

 

PRODUCERS

CRAIG FORSYTH

Dongara

Producer Chair

 

Craig is a cattle producer from

 ‘Avoca’ in the Dongara area

approximately 400km north

of Perth. He and his family

background 3000 cattle which

 are on-sold to other producers in addition to maintaining a core breeding herd of 300.

Craig is chair of the Mingenew Irwin Group (MIG) which focuses on local R&D, environment and education. A long-running interest in R&D inspired Craig to become part of WALRC to help drive R&D within the Western Australian livestock industries.

 

 

 

JOHN WALLACE

Esperance

 

John runs 6000ha of cattle,

sheep and grain in the

Esperance region as part of

a family partnership operation.

He has a long-standing

commitment to R&D and

improvement of the livestock industries through his involvement in the Association for Sheep Husbandry, Excellence, Evaluation and Production Group (ASHEEP). He is the current Meat President of the Western Australian Farmers’ Association, is chair of Grain and Graze program in WA and sits on the Sheepmeat Council of Australia.

 

 

LYNLEY ANDERSON

Kojonup

Lynley runs a 2400ha mixed

farm at Kojonup, with crop,

wool, prime lambs and a

Poll Merino and a Poll Dorset

stud. The enterprise joins

some 4000 ewes with wether

sold as weaners. Her family has been breeding rams for three generations, aiming for robust, productive, easy care, fertile Merinos. Lynley is a board member and former chair of Southern Dirt grower group and has involvement in the Muchas Gracias and North Kojonup Production groups. She hosts on-farm trials for grower groups and has a keen interest in R&D.

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JESSICA HORSTMAN

Northampton

Jessica farms with her parents

on 3200ha near Northampton

where they operate a Poll

Merino stud, run Poll Dorset

crossbred lambs and crop

1300ha. She holds a Bachelor

of Land Management from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Agriculture from the University of New England and has previously worked for the Department of Agriculture and Food as a hydrologist. Jessica is also one of a select group of Australian wool growers to feature in a series of short films made on behalf of Australian Wool Innovation. She is a member of the Sheep Alliance of WA.

 

 

MATT CAMARRI

Nannup

Matt is a third-generation beef

producer with cattle enterprises

in the Nannup and Busselton

shires. He is currently running

800 breeding cows and 350 dry

stock at a stocking rate in

excess of 17 DSE, supported by rotational grazing

principles. He runs a late autumn calving herd to produce store calves for an on-farm NFAS accredited feedlot. His 1500 head NFAS accredited feedlot utilises a tempered grain feeding system to produce domestic grain fed cattle for the Woolworths supermarket trade.

 

 

CLINT THOMPSON

Wyloo Station, Carnarvon

Clint holds a bachelor of science with honours and spent his early career working as an agronomist with Elders and CSBP. He also has a strong interest in reproductive technologies and is currently applying these skills to the position of manager at Wyloo Station out of Carnarvon, a role he has held since 2010.

 

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