The family have been a part of Sunnydale’s history for over one hundred years and work together to operate the 100,000 acre property as a team.
“Recently we’ve been swapping over from Merinos to meat sheep – mainly Dorpers, because the seasons have been pretty tough the last few years,” said Rob.
Overtime, the Pearce family noticed that the use of diesel pumps to provide water to their livestock was consuming a lot of their time, energy and money. They began to research ways to reduce their energy consumption but also ensure their dams remained full for their livestock scattered across their property. Working with Rob Lee of Far West Windmill and Solar in Broken Hill, they began installing Lorentz solar pumps.