Farm Consultant Profiles

Malcolm - Covering Victoria 

Malcolm has vast practical experience in the grazing industry and this knowledge is kept relevant by regular training and by consulting clients who have a variety of lifestyle to large farming operations. One of Malcolm's strengths is his enthusiasm and his ability to help clients to have a clear view of their desired outcomes and their strategies to achieve them. 
Expertise includes: setting business direction, pasture management & feed budgeting, stock management & breeding, cattle, sheep, goats and alpacas, whole farm planning, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), farm water & infrastructure management, risk management, budgets and sustainable farming practices, marketing.
Malcolm grew up on and managed a Bio Dynamic dairy and beef farm in the Yarra Valley (15klm from Melbourne GPO).
Has been very successful in beef trials, carcass competitions, showing and marketing of stock.
Managing a dynamic and successful family medium scale stud & commercial beef - sheep farm operation. 
Providing genetics and advice to a beef breeding operation in Russia.
Agriculture Victoria BetterBeef co-ordinator and specialist.
Malcolm has been involved in the development and practice of the BeefCheque and Farm$mart programs. Developed and delivered marketing modules for NMIT: Diploma of Organic Agriculture. Delivered numerous workshops particularly in: holistic farm & stock management. Involved in various industry groups including gold member of Landcare.
Tocal Diploma of Agriculture (TDA), Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training. Certificate III in Frontline management.

Andy - Covering most areas of South Australia, Adelaide Hills and surrounds.

place holder for head shot During the last 11 years Andy has worked in the area of land management in South Australia.  His main focus has been to work with individual small landholders to develop rural property management plans and provide high level technical advice to promote sustainable land management.

Andy worked for Rural Solutions SA for two years as a Senior Soil and Land Management Consultant. Prior to that appointment he was employed for 7 years as a Land Management Advisor for the Hills Soil Conservation Boards and the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. This program won the SA Great Regional Award for  'Best Environmental Initiative' in the business category. 

As a land management consultant Andy has conducted approximately 550 individual farm visits and delivered over 100 field days and workshops on most aspects of managing a property. 

Andy holds a B.Ag.Sc, Post Graduate Dip. Ed. (University of Adelaide) and Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. 

Alasdair (organics) - Covering Northern NSW and South East Queensland

place holder for head shot Alasdair has extensive practical experience in organic farming and has an honours degree in Organic Agriculture, from Aberystwyth, University of Wales. After working for the UK Soil Association for a number of years, Alasdair emigrated to Australia in 2005 and worked as Business Development Manager for the BFA in Brisbane.

He then ventured to FNQ and managed a 100acre organic sweetcorn and sweet potato farm. Alasdair now runs his own certified organic farm and home delivery business, promoting local and seasonal food production in the Byron Bay hinterland.

Alasdair is also a member of the UNE Organic Research Group, is on the OFA Producer Council, is chair of the BFA Horticulture Standards Sub-Committee and co-authored the Australian Organic Market Report 2008.

Andrew - Covering NSW Southern Highlands and Tablelands

Andrew has over 25 years of extensive experience, understanding farm productivity on the southern tablelands and highlands of New South Wales. He has a Bachelor of applied science from Hawkesbury Agricultural College along with a wealth of experience gained from other short agricultural courses.

Andrew has detailed expertise on soils and pastures and also expertise in animal breeding and has judged commercial cattle and pastures at regional competitions. He has the experience to help explain in plain english what you need to know to make a sensible decision in purchasing a farm. 



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