Alan's family has an extensive history and experience with agriculture. He left school when his family farm was devastated by bush fires and worked alongside his father and grandfather. Alan went on to complete a farm apprenticeship, wool classing certificate (including an elite wool classing), and sheep classing certificate. Alan continues to grow the mixed farming business and is relishing the challenge of developing a fully integrated farming and grazing business with commercial and stud Santa Gertrudis Cattle.
Alan's 5 boys Lachlan, Jared, Mallee, Damon and Luke are all involved within the stud, commercial and croping operations.
What’s in a name?
“Riverslea” was the name first used by Alan’s great great grandfather when he settled farm land at Lilicur (near Avoca) in central Victoria in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Riverslea Santa Gertrudis farming properties now include: "Stirling' Little Plain NSW, 'Glen Derra' Delungra NSW, 'Gragin Station' Gragin NSW, 'Wynella' Oakwood NSW and 'Riverslea' Adelaide Lead VIC.