Michael Blake

Michael is part of the Red Meat and Wool Growth Program team within the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA. Having entered the Department as the meat and livestock account manager in 2012. He joined the State Government after 10 years at Elders and 20 years in global wool processing, buying, top making, and international marketing for Chargeurs. He was part of the committee which developed the 2005 SA Sheep Industry Strategic Plan and was a committee member for the 2014 LambEx conference held in Adelaide. Michael’s focus is on livestock industry development, informed by his broad experience in the value chain across the sheep industry, as well as involvement in running his family’s fifth-generation sheep station.