Nuffield Australia 2015 Scholarship winner
Robert Webb, from Tarana in New South Wales, receives a Nuffield Scholarship supported by Australian Wool Innovation. He will study the use of fire as a native pasture management tool.
Robert’s family owns and operates a seventh-generation fine wool Merino production and beef property. Spread across two properties totalling 1190 hectares, they run approximately 2000 fine wool Merino breeding ewes, 1500 fine wool Merino wethers, 700 prime lamb-producing ewes and 150 beef (Shorthorn Hereford cross) breeding cows. He assists his partners with financial planning and benchmarking of the business.
Robert, along with his brother Hugh, also runs Denhine Pty Ltd, a business managing investment and small acreage farms across Central Tablelands.
Fire rejuvenates native pasture and makes it more productive, which in turn can benefit woolgrowers by improving profitability through increased fleece weight and staple strength.
Robert will visit wool producing countries, as well as other grazing enterprises, to gain further knowledge of the use of fire as a grazing management tool for improving native pasture productivity.
He will travel to Indonesia, USA, Russia and Greece to complete his studies.
Location: Tarana, New South Wales
Mobile: 0409 326 350
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