Alan Peggs has practiced as an independent agricultural and pastoral consultant for the last 26 years. He works with clients through-out the agricultural and southern rangeland regions of Western Australia. His client base is diverse. Unlike most consultants he is a ‘generalist’ who works with pastoralists in the southern rangelands, beef producers in the high rainfall areas and crop and sheep producers in the Wheat Belt. His principal focus is on improving the profitability of farm and pastoral businesses. A key component of this is the adoption on new ideas, inputs and technologies by his clients. He has a particular interest in pastures, forage crops, integrating crop and livestock production, animal genetics, rangeland management and livestock marketing. In his spare time he follows the Dockers, the Scorchers and the WACA. His main hobby is playing around with a few cows at Serpentine. In between times he follows his interest in history particularly the history of European agricultural settlement in the New World.
He is a strong believer in the role research can play in improving productivity in farm and pastoral businesses. He sees WALRC making a critical contribution to this endeavor.