We had an outstanding result at the Bella Lana Sheep Classing Workshop with over 60 people attending with Sheep Classer, Craig Wilson.
Other presenters included; Mark Gardner(Vanguard Business Services), Robert Bell (Formula Ag), Kym Sutherland(Beachport Liquid Minerals) and George Sims (Uscan Ultrasound Services).
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Craig Wilson and Associates is the convenor of Australia’s largest ever commercial evaluation of Merino genetics, The Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge (PWMMC) 2012-14.
Managing Director of Craig Wilson and Associates, Craig Wilson has been involved in merino production and genetic evaluation for over 20 years. Craig started his own business formally known as Craig Wilson Livestock more than ten years ago. Craig has worked on several merino studs including ‘Boonoke’ Deniliquin and ‘Hazeldean’ Cooma in management and marketing roles.
Areas of expertise include the design of merino breeding programs and combining visual and objective selection techniques.
Craig Wilson uses an innovative classing system where body weighing, fleece testing and visual classing is measured simultaneously in-race on your property.
Rob Bell’s extensive experience in both agronomy and animal production gives him a perspective on profit drivers in agriculture. After attaining a science degree in agriculture, Rob began his professional career as an agronomist in the Western Riverina of NSW.
Working with customers on a varying range of crops including broadacre irrigation and dry land cropping, annual and perennial horticultural crops and pasture production. With close to 10 years in this role, a new passion was ignited through his experience in pasture production.
The pasture production experience allowed him to realise that a more thorough understanding of animal production was needed to capture the full benefits of pasture production. Through further study and experience Rob transitioned from an agronomist to an animal production specialist.
Mark Gardner has extensive agricultural experience across a number of agricultural industries. A large component of his time involves working with and facilitating groups and family businesses to improve profitability and land health.
He also organises and conducts business management and natural resource management education programs using Allan Savory’s Holistic Management®.
Mark is also a trained business coach for individual farm families and uses the “On Track” process model to improve business performance. He uses this process to produce business plans, and feasibility studies for farm families. Part of this process includes financial, social and environmental benchmarking.
Mark has significant experience in delivery of customised and practical training to farmer groups. He currently works with a range of businesses seeking to improve their profitability, land health or to develop a no fuss succession plan.