The Team

Lachlan Ireland – Manager

Lachlan grew up in Sydney with his love for agriculture developing from his involvement with the family property in Mudgee, NSW. Upon leaving school he spent three years in a contract mustering team based out of Katherine in the Northern Territory. This allowed him to gain a broad perspective on the Northern beef industry and ultimately led him to his tertiary studies. In 2020 Lachlan commenced the Bachelor of Business Agribusiness course at Marcus Oldham College. Since completing his studies in 2022, Lachlan joined the Craiglea Pastoral team. His interest in the Southern beef industry stems from the sheer number of variables that can be manipulated to give a desired outcome. Lachlan is excited for the future of the agricultural industry, as global demand for proteins is seeing no limits and the innovative technology used in agriculture today is pushing the boundaries in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

Chelsea Walker – Assistant Manager

Chelsea grew up on a beef property in the Hunter Valley, and has loved livestock from a young age. She spent a “gap year” on a cattle station in the Northern Territory, which turned into a desire for a career in agriculture. Following this, she spent almost 3 years in Western Australia on another cattle station, before returning to NSW in early 2022 in search of more intensive agricultural operations. Chelsea has spent some time on an Angus Stud in the Snowy Monaro, before joining the team at Craiglea Pastoral. She is in her final year of a Bachelor of Agriculture at Charles Sturt Uni, and has a strong interest in the science of animal nutrition. Chelsea is passionate about the future of the industry, as young people are stepping up into management and bringing innovation and new ideas.

Kieran Schneider – Farm Station Hand

Kieran grew up in Gloucester and has been heavily involved in his family’s Shorthorn Stud ever since he was young. Upon finishing school in 2018, he moved to Western Australia to work on a cattle station on the west coast. He worked there for a year, before moving to another station in Western Australia where he worked for almost 3 years. Kieran also returned to NSW in early 2022 in search of more intensive agricultural operations, and worked on an Angus Stud in the Snowy Monaro, before joining the team at Craiglea Pastoral. He has plans to study agriculture in the future, and is passionate about cattle genetics, particularly sourcing new, outcrossed genetics to increase diversity within a herd.

Kane Simmons – Farm Station Hand

I grew up in Bathurst on a property west of Bathurst where I started growing my passion and love for agriculture. After graduating school in 2021 I joined Tocal College. I studied at Tocal College in 2021 and 2022, completing my certificate 3 and now completing my certificate 4 in agriculture. I’ve always had a love for the industry and wanted to do something in it. Other then working in the industry I’ve started my own small business buying my own flock of sheep. I also compete in javelin in my free time and compete at a national level.