Richard Shephard - Farming Systems

Richard is a veterinary epidemiologist and farming systems scientist with over 25 years experience in animal production in Australia and internationally. He has undergraduate and masters degrees in veterinary science and completed PhD on disease surveillance. Richard founded Herd Health Pty Ltd in the late 1990s offering consultancy in cattle medicine, epidemiology, farm economics, statistics and data mining, animal welfare and climate adaptation. He is examining pathways and methods for how complex farming and ecological systems can practically move towards net zero emissions whilst remaining productive and profitable.