A family passionate about agriculture and its pivotal role for future generations.
Ian grew up on his family’s orchard in Wantirna. The family later sold the orchard and moved to the High Country where they ran a small herd of commercial cattle and Ian worked in the forestry industry. After meeting Vera, he become involved with the daily cattle operations at Riga Angus and has co-managed the growth and development of the business/stud.
Vera is a descendent of generations of European farmers. She studied at Monash University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education. Later she completed an Associate Diploma of Applied Science and Farm Management and was awarded Dux of the course. Vera was also Runner Up in the Australian Farm Management Society’s Bone Award. Vera has 40+ years experience in breeding cattle and loves the animal breeding side of the business.
Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2014 and has gone on to complete a Masters of Agricultural Science, specialising in Agronomy at The University of Melbourne. She currently assists with data recording and keeping accurate records. Kate also helps out with the business accounts, website and catalogue development.
Tim is currently in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) at Marcus Oldham. When he is not studying he is helping out on the family farm carrying out general maintenance, all stock work as well as being involved with the animal breeding side of the business. Tim also helps manage social media. Once completed his studies he hopes to return to the family farm.