Jack was born, bred & educated in Southland. On leaving school Jack began his farming career in Northern Southland before moving on to work on properties in both Otago & Canterbury. In 1979 Jack took on his first Management role on a property owned by Landcorp. In 1986 he moved to the Waikaka area to take up further management roles until 2005 when he was appointed to the position of Sales & Marketing Manager for Wairere South Romney’s before joining PW&A Ltd In July 2012
Jack continues to live in Waikaka and will be covering the Southland and Otago areas
Outside his family his interests include rugby, dog trials & harness racing. He is very much involved in the local community of Waikaka and the surrounding district.
Austin is a born and bred Southlander spending his younger years in Gore attending secondary school at St Peters College. During Austin’s school holidays he spent time on his grandfather’s farm and as he got older he then started working on both sheep and beef farms around the Gore district gaining knowledge in all areas of the farming sector. He also secured himself a part-time job as a barman in a local pub.
In 2016 Austin attended Lincoln University completing a Diploma in Agriculture and during Mid-2017 was employed by PW&A Ltd as a Trainee Livestock Broker.
In his spare time Austin plays Division 2 Rugby for Albion Excelsior in Gore and spends time with his mates.
Nick was born and raised as a true Southlander, growing up on a sheep farm on the outskirts of Winton. After attending Central Southland College he started his stock and station career as a trainee agent based in Lumsden with Wrightson. After moving around most of Southland and 12 years as a lamb drafter for Alliance Group Ltd he ended up as a livestock rep based out of Gore with PGG Wrightson.
Nick joined PW&A back in March 2021 and is really looking forward to bringing his auctioneering and livestock skills to the company. Nick has the upmost respect for all his clients and their families and can usually be seen helping in the community when it comes to fundraising events.
Nick and Lea have 3 children and live on a 50ha property on the outskirts of Riversdale. In his spare time Nick enjoys following the kids sport, is a committee member of the Northern Southland Trotting Club and loves it on the West Coast white baiting.
Paul is another born and bred Southlander. He left school and began training as a livestock agent with Invercargill based firm J E Watson at the age of sixteen. He has been in the livestock industry ever since, including 26 years as a buyer for Blue Sky Meats. He has always enjoyed dealing with all classes of livestock and over the past 35 years has seen some major changes of land use in Southland and Otago. He has a great rapport and respect for all of his clients and their families. This has continued onto the next generation of farmers. Paul has three adult children and has recently moved into the Riversdale township with his wife Eileen. In Paul’s spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing the rivers and lakes of Southland. He can also occasionally be found out in the middle of Foveaux Strait.
George is a born and bred Southlander, growing up on the family sheep farm just out of Winton. After spending 8 years overseas, across London and Australia, George is enjoying being back in Southland. Being based in Dipton, George will cover Western and Northern Southland – selling out of the Lorneville and Charlton sale yards weekly. A keen outdoors man, George is a passionate fisherman and hunter – when not playing rugby, his weekends will be spent adventuring in the hills and rivers.
PW&A was established in 2002 by respected livestock brokers Peter Walsh and Hamish Lane. The pair’s experience in the livestock industry totalled more than four decades when they teamed up.
Peter Walsh & Associates Finance has been set up to strengthen and grow the company’s existing livestock trading business. It specialises in short-term financing (up to 12 months) of day-to-day livestock transactions.
Your sale yard at your fingertips. Peter Walsh & Associates Ltd’s PW&A LIVEBid™ online auction system has been developed to facilitate the online auction selling of livestock.