2012 Scholar, WA
Kelly Manton‐Pearce, from Yealering in Western Australia, received a 2012 Nuffield Scholarship sponsored by CBH Group and CSBP.
Kelly investigated the supply‐demand balance of the Australian sheep industry and how sheep farmers should respond to the growing demand for a high‐quality retail‐ready lamb product.
She says both prices and demand keep rising but, despite a good year generally across Australia, the sheep flock rebuilding rate is likely to remain constrained over the next five years, saying “I hope to work out whether the high prices for lamb due to low supply will impact on rebuilding potential and what the implications of the high price is for future lamb demand.”
With her husband Alan, Kelly runs a 4500 acre cropping and sheep farm. They run a Border Leicester stud and this year they seeded 3750 acres to wheat, lupins, canola (including GM) and barley as well as producing export hay.
Kelly is also employed as a Research Fellow on a part‐time basis for The CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC2).