Dean Wyatt and his wife Danica farm operate a 3500ha farm east of Pingaring, with a 60/40 cropping:livestock ratio. The Wyatts were early adopters of saltbush plantings and there are currently 230ha of saltbush plantings split over four paddocks.
Dean has set some clear production goals to increase DSE/ha; as well as reproduction goals of increasing numbers of foetuses to maiden ewes joined through genetics and management; as well as driving lamb survival rates.
He is currently running 3100 mated ewes and 1200 ewe weaner/ewe hoggets plus 1200 wether lambs finished through the feedlot.
Dean comes to the role with a farm business attitude of continual improvement and hosting the February 2023 WALRC livestock matters was the catalyst in his decision to apply to join WALRC.