Farmers Help Steer Direction
Kojonup farmer Rob Egerton Warburton has joined the RSPCA WA Board. With his wife Jennifer and two daughters, Rob farms 4000ha producing sheep for wool and meat as well as mixed grain. An adjunct business involves wildflower seed production.
Rob has always had a passion for farming, particularly for the sheep industry and he actively promotes farming beyond the farm gate. He has brought his knowledge of farming to numerous boards and committees and is regularly asked to speak at meetings and in the media on all kinds of farming related topics. He is currently on the Board of Merinotech, a Kojonup-based Merino Genetics company. In addition, Rob chaired the Sheep Industry Leadership Council for four years and was a member of the Board of the Sheep CRC for seven years.
Rob joins cattle farmer Renata Paliskis bringing knowledge of agribusiness to the RSPCA Board. Renata, who grew up on a farm in NSW, studied agriculture majoring in grazing animal husbandry and wool and pastoral science. She has worked in the meat and livestock industry for many years and was CEO for nine years of the WA Meat Industry Authority. Renata runs a small farm producing forward store weaners for the feedlot market.
RSPCA WA would like to thank Lake Grace farmer Jeanette De Landgrafft for her service to the Board. Jeanette stepped down from the Board last year after a seven year term. As a primary producer of wheat and sheep, Jeanette provided well informed and valuable advice to RSPCA WA.