Dr Michael Wilkes

Head of Thomas Elder Institute

Michael is head of the Thomas Elder Institute, the research, development and extension arm of the Elders Rural Services business. He has a PhD in Animal Science from the University of Adelaide, and prior to joining Elders worked as a Senior Research Associate with the University of Adelaide where he focused on optimising productivity and profitability of pasture-based beef and sheep production systems. He has applied practical skills to all aspects of farm systems, from on-ground management and labour to controlled research, sample collection and commercial data management and analysis. Michaels previous role in applied research and consultancy saw him focus on the economic impact of management practices at a whole farm system level.

Thomas Elder Institute, Elders Rural Services Australia Ltd.

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