WALRC: Western Australian Livestock Reseach Council
WALRC is an initiative of MLA with support from Curtin, CSIRO, DPIRD, Murdoch & UWA
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.