Richard Kirkland
Board Member

Richard manages his mixed farming family enterprise with prime lambs, self-replacing ewes, cattle and cropping near Millicent in the South East of SA. He worked in the wool industry as a shearer for a decade, shearing throughout Australia and representing the Australian shearing team in New Zealand. He was also a shearing instructor with TAFE SA and continues to support young shearers and wool handlers holding shearing schools on his property for the last three years. He has previously been an executive member of McKillop Farm Management Group and through this group has undertaken a range of R&D trials on his property. He actively promotes R&D throughout the local area including quality assurance programs, low stress stock handling and Lifetime Ewe program. He is currently a member of Millicent Ag Bureau and his local CFS brigade. He also regularly mentors, supports and offers guidance to young and upcoming farmers. He is passionate about improving farming and livestock practices.