Sheep Solutions is owned and managed by Geoff Duddy.
Born and bred in central west NSW, Geoff completed a Bachelor of Rural Science degree at UNE (Armidale) in 1985.
He initially joined (the then) Department of Agriculture in early 1986 at Narrabri’s "Myall Vale" Research Station, working on dryland soybean and cotton research programs. In 1987 the opportunity came to transfer to Glen Innes Research Station and follow through with his passion for sheep-based research and extension. Under the guidance of Dr Doug Fowler, he was heavily involved with development of commercial ultrasound pregnancy diagnosis systems and lambing ewe management protocols widely used within the national sheep industry today.
In June 1989 Geoff transferred to Yanco as a Sheep and Wool Extension Officer (in-training), with responsibilities for the management of the Departments accelerated (8 monthly) lambing and Sheep Milking research programs. He accepted the permanent position of Extension Officer in 1991 (Yanco), working from this base until accepting a voluntary redundancy following the axing of extension-based positions within NSW DPI in 2013.
Geoff has spent over 20 years servicing regional, state and national sheep and wool producer enquiries, specialising in sheep meat production, new’ and introduced sheep breeds, pasture and grain-based finishing systems and marketing. The development of Sheep Solutions has been a natural progression and testament to his unwavering passion for sheep industries nationally.