Our People

Vicki Standish

Stud Principal

A heartfelt philanthropist and Angus beef producer. Vicki’s fascination of the industry and interest in Angus livestock began in the 1990’s when Vicki part owned a farming enterprise in NSW.

During her time on this property, Vicki gained valuable knowledge on producing quality livestock. She was instrumental in streamlining and mechanising processes and efficiencies as part of that venture’s operations. Today Vicki is an active participant in the Kelly Angus Stud operations and can often be found in the Kelly Angus cattle yards and sheds giving the team a helping hand.

Patrick Joyce

Kelly Angus Livestock Manager

Patrick Joyce is a fourth-generation farmer from the Glenburn area. He working on his family farm from his childhood, a mixed dairy and cross-bred cattle/vealer operation. At a very young age Patrick developed a passion for the cattle industry. He moved away the family farm to work on large scale sheep and cattle operations and quickly realised that cattle was where his interests lay.

He stays up to date with technology and innovation in the farm sector and regularly participates in a variety of courses including Business Management, Grazing for Profit and other animal health and reproduction/genetic courses.

Patrick states, “I always pushed to be the best at whatever I was faced with. I soon identified that I was fascinated with genetics and what it had to offer today’s farmers. I was fortunate to be trusted and given the opportunity to work for a large-scale Angus operation running the ET and AI programs. This experience confirmed to me that this is where I was best suited. Then an opportunity came up to run Kelly Angus and this is where I hit the ground running. I have a passion to breed deep bodied well balanced animals that do well. I think consistency is key in any seed stock operation and this is what we are achieving at Kelly Angus”

Cindy Smith

Cindy grew up on the North West Coast of Tasmania and from a very young age had a passion for breeding cattle. She had her own Murray Grey Stud from the age of nine which was very successful winning many champion prizes across the State. She also enjoyed entering carcase competitions with home bred cattle and succeeded in winning one of the states prized Led Hoof and Hook competitions.

Studying Business Management and Agriculture led Cindy to work at Alta Genetics managing the Idexx Laboratory and the AR office in Tasmania.

Since moving to Victoria in 2014, Cindy has worked on a large stud and commercial cattle operation managing the office and the show and sale teams. She has been heavily involved with numerous youth camps and with teaching school groups.