The national voice for Australian dairy farmers

Andrew Lester

Andrew Lester is a third-generation dairy farmer from Herrick, north east Tasmania. As Chair of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association’s (TFGA) Dairy Council and a representative on the Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) National Council, Andrew is a strong advocate for creating long-term sustainable farming enterprises for younger generations.

Operating the dairy farm with his wife, Angela and their two children, the Lester’s milk 420 cows and have recently invested in irrigation water as a value-adding asset to secure the long-term viability of their farm. Andrew is also a member of the Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme Board.

As Chair of TFGA’s Animal Health and Welfare Action Group and a member of ADF’s Animal Health and Welfare Policy Advisory Group, Andrew is passionate about highlighting the importance of good animal husbandry – not only in dairy, but across all farming environments.

Contact Details

Level 2 Swann House
22 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel: (03) 8621 4200

Fax: (03) 8621 4280

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