Lachlan's Life

Lachlan Lucas Hughes was tragically lost in an on-farm accident on 31st October 2018. 

Lachlan was only 36 years old, and was a most amazing young man.

Lachlan met Anna his wife of 10 years while studying Agribusiness at the University of Queensland, Gatton. Together they were dedicated and passionate about leading a healthy life and living and working in the rural industry.

Lachlan bred Australian Stock Horses and was an enthusiastic polocrosse player, representing Queensland on four occasions.

‘Heatherlea’, Dulacca was Lachlan and Anna’s home. They have three beautiful children, William and Georgia, and Hamish Lachlan born in March 2019. Lachlan was an extremely proud and loving dad. They lived a very holistic lifestyle with a flourishing vegetable garden, fruit trees, a house cow, and bred pigs.

Anna and Lachlan Hughes
Lachlan with the feed mill at their field day in 2017 (Image: James Nason, Beef Central).
Lachlan, Philip, Adele, Bill and Alister Hughes
Philip, Anna, and Lachlan Hughes
Lachlan on Ophir Bella

Lachlan leaves a wonderful legacy – he had a passion for regenerative agriculture and educating young people about rebuilding our soils.

His parents Philip and Adele, Anna and their children, together with younger brother Alister and his wife Jules intend to carry on Lachlan’s dreams.

He believed that it is possible to rebuild our soils and increase their sustainable production capacity to withstand the variability’s of rainfall and that this in turn would revitalize our rural communities and improve the economic sustainability of the industry.

We encourage you to support the Lachlan Hughes Foundation and the future of regenerative agriculture.