David Picker – Farm Manager, Avington Merino
Avington is excited to announce the arrival of its new Farm Manager this week – David Picker.
David brings with him a wealth of industry experience and is a sixth generation ultrafine and superfine wool grower. He was born and raised on his family's property ‘Hillcreston Park’ in the NSW Southern Tablelands, which is well known in the superfine/ultrafine merino industry as a producer of outstanding quality wool. It was here that David developed his knowledge about sheep welfare and wool production, and always knew he would continue the family legacy in his future career. David’s experience includes travel to Chile where he worked with investors to develop a prime lamb paddock to plate business, and he recently worked at the Victorian Farmers’ Federation as a livestock manager.
David’s wife and three young boys are settling into life at Avington, while David is straight into work including general farm management, staff management and animal welfare and will oversee the wool clip at shearing time. He looks forward to managing sheep health and welfare along with overall production and operations.