RCS are committed to the support and empowerment of our southern clients, and we’re excited to announce that senior advisor James Barnet is now permanently based in Orange, NSW while Hahndorf, SA-based advisor Nic Kentish is on board as a full-time fixture with the RCS team.
James and his wife, Tina, are GrazingforProfit™ and ExecutiveLink™ graduates, and spent 14 years developing their property at Guyra using RCS principles. James managed a large merino breeding enterprise at Coonamble for Australian Agricultural Company while updating the wool marketing strategy and implementing changes to infrastructure and the breeding program. Later he managed Clyde Agriculture’s expansion into prime lambs at Walcha.
James was with AACo for 12 years managing properties in north western NSW and western Queensland. He also oversaw station management as a Regional Manager on properties from Ayr to Windorah. Later, as General Manager for Livestock Logistics he was responsible for coordinating livestock movements within the company and the timing of turnoff and preparation of livestock budgets. James also participated on the AACo stud breeding panel in the early days of the company’s composite breeding program.
James commenced working with RCS in 2015 as a Yeppoon-based advisor, bringing with him expansive knowledge of, and experience with, family and corporate agriculture. He’s excited to be moving back to his home state where he will continue to provide expert advice to our growing RCS client base.
Nic Kentish hails from near Mt Gambier, South Australia, and has a lifetime’s experience in the old and the new, introducing cell grazing and intriguing management systems to his farm in 1999. Nic is passionate about empowering family farming and regenerative grazing. After leaving school, went onto jackerooing across Australia, was overseer for a cattle development project in Vanuatu, and has been head-stockman aboard livestock ships delivering sheep, cattle and goats.
Nic has now settled on a farm in the Adelaide Hills with his wife Alexi and three children, Nic has run a farm management consultancy as well as farm construction business and delivers agricultural coaching within his community. Nic is a graduate of the ExecutiveLink™ program, has coached and facilitated for ExecutiveLink™, taught the GrazingforProfit™ School, and trains Low Stress Stockhandling Schools.
Nic’s role as a Senior Advisor with RCS combines his passions for livestock, the land and people, which holds him in good stead to teach GrazingforProfit™ schools and other short courses, take on an advisory roles in both on farm consultancy and facilitation as well as undertake special projects.
Feel free to contact James or Nic to discuss your advisory needs for 2019 and beyond.
James’ contact details are:
0428 797 520
Nic’s contact details are:
0429 673 070