South Australian Farmer.
Director since 2009.
Robert currently farms at Lameroo in the southern Mallee of South Australia. He manages the Lameroo properties with his wife Courtney and parents Bruce and Gaylia. The farm “Lampata” is 3000 ha in area. The business comprises of a poll merino stud with 2100 breeding ewes,
Planting cereals, lupins, vetch, perennial pastures and hay. The business has generally been managed as a mixed farm and is roughly a 50/50 mix between livestock and grain production with medic and nitrogen fixing pasture as the dominate break crop.
Robert also runs a contract seeding and harvesting business where they plant and harvest approximately 1,000 – 1,800 ha annually. Robert returned to the farm in 2002. Once home he completed a Diploma in Agriculture, a graduate Certificate in Rural Business Management and also participated in the Rabobank Farm Managers Program and various other courses, recently he completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
The family business has a long history of hosting trials on the property and values the work of farming system groups highly and see the importance they have frothier business. Robert has a high level of knowledge of modern farming technologies and equipment, along with sheep breeding.