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Pip Houghton

Pip grew up on her family’s merino and cattle property in NSW witnessing firsthand the challenges facing livestock production. From extreme drought to flash floods, Pip understands the reality of what Australia’s farmer experience in the industry.

Pip joined the TEC team as a graduate, following the completion of her double degree in Animal Science and Animal Health from Murdoch University, and now works as a Livestock Production Consultant.

Her path to TEC is not conventional.

After finishing school, Pip completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Sydney and began a business which she ran for six years, learning valuable business management skills. She then moved to Perth to study animal science, and in which time was Vice President of the Murdoch University Animal Science Committee.

Pip was recognised for her excellence when she received the New Columbo Scholarship from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which provided the opportunity to go on an agricultural tour across China with an itinerary exposing all areas of the supply chain.

Since starting at TEC, Pip has drawn upon her colleague’s extensive practical experiences to supplement her own knowledge. Pip believes TEC is set apart from their competition due to the team’s highly specialised skillset across all major agricultural sectors, meaning they have the capacity to create solutions for clients which address each moving part of an enterprise.

Pip’s specialties cover animal health advice including animal husbandry, disease and parasite management, production planning, livestock monitoring, pasture surveillance and improvement, feed budgeting, ration design, infrastructure advice, benchmarking, genetic improvement, farm OH&S compliance, and best management practice (BMP) programs.

Her goal is to support decision making processes that maximise profit opportunities and ensure the long term economic and environmental sustainability of her clients’ businesses.