Ed was the 4th generation to farm the Beetham family property after taking over the reigns from his parents Hugh and Barbara Beetham. Ed was born and brought up at Brancepeth and during his time living and farming here has seen significant changes take place both on farm and within the wider industry. Through these years Ed has shown an impressive amenability and adaptability to change. Ed still has input to the farming business, runs Brancepeth estate, while also holding a position with on the National Fisheries Advisory Council. Ed is a cornerstone of the farming operation with an incredible database of information about basically everything. Ed has an irreplaceable knowledge of history, not only of the family and farm, but the district, much of which has national significance in terms of farming communities of bygone eras.