The Peel Pastoral Team

Family Owned Business

Our family has a long history of involvement in agriculture in SA, dating back to 1870 with the Michell family’s first venture into agriculture. We have continued our forefather Colin Michell’s love of the land and the sheep industry, and incorporated cattle into the system to form our family owned business Peel Pastoral Pty Ltd that has been in operation in South Australia since 1976.

The agricultural enterprise of the business lies in the heart of the beautiful Wrattonbully district, in the South East of South Australia. Here we run a predominantly grazing system with 1400 black angus cattle and 4000 composite ewes. Our focus is on using regenerative farming practices. Over the years we have used what we believe are the best management practices available including time-controlled grazing, biological farming techniques and low stress stock handling to achieve this.

We are passionate about agriculture. We love it here and truly appreciate living and working in such a breathtaking part of the world.

Todd & Anne

Meet Our People

Todd Woodard

Managing Director

Memberships/ Accreditations:

Graduate of Roseworthy Agricultural College, 1985-87

Associate Diploma in Agriculture (Farm Management) and Associate Diploma in Agriculture (Agricultural Production)

Completed NTS Certificate of Sustainable Farming 2010 and 2014 (now Certificate Nutrition Farming)

Farming & Grazing For Profit 2019

Grazing for Profit 2000

Executive Link 2001

RCS Graduate       RCS Executive

Anne Woodard

Office Manager

Memberships/ Accreditations:

Graduate of Roseworthy Agricultural College, 1985-87

Bachelor of Applied Science in Natural Resource Management

Completed NTS Certificate of Sustainable Farming 2010 and 2014 (now Certificate Nutrition Farming)

Executive link 2001

RCS Graduate

RCS Executive

Tom Woodard

Assistant Livestock Manager

Tom has returned to the farm after living away for a couple of years and is at the beginning of his agricultural journey.

Memberships/ Accreditations:

Farming & Grazing for Profit 2019

RCS Graduate


Alex Walter

Assistant Manager

We’d like to welcome Alex to the Peel Pastoral staff. He comes to us with a wide range of skills and experience to complement our team.


Angus Society of Australian cattle
Assessment School 2008
Ben Page Working Dog School 2011
Low Stress Stock Handling School 2013
Grazing for Profit 2015
Grazing Clinic 2019
RCS Graduate

Trevor & Heather Woodard

Sadly we lost Trevor, the patriarch of the family, in 2016. His influence and guidance in business and family life remains with us to this day.

Peel Pastoral

Memberships/ Accreditations:

  • Safe Ag Systems
  • MSA, One Biosecurity registered
  • Soil Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund participant
  • Grasslands Pasture accredited
  • MLA
  • Livestock SA
  • Angus Society of Australia Members
  • Low Stress Livestock Handling
  • Advanced Livestock Movement and Management (Working Dog Clinic 2016)
  • Lifetime Ewe Management
  • Farming and Grazing for Profit
  • LambsAlive


We regularly attend training days to keep up with current technology and have hosted many workshops and field days on our property.

In a effort to give back to the industry, we have also enjoyed supporting several Marcus Oldham students with their year long practical placements.

Since 1976