Donald Naunton has practised as an agricultural consultant since 1970. He is frequently engaged to prepare independent assessments of properties, their technical performance and their income earning capacity on behalf of landowners and other parties. He is familiar with farm management practices throughout the eastern states of Australia. He has completed detailed assessments of crop production, field performance and farm financial data. These assessments have been used to determine business performance and the economic consequences of different events. The consultant is experienced as an expert witness in the area of damage and loss in agriculture, horticulture, land management, soil salinity and related disciplines. This included assessments of crop production, livestock, pastures, horticulture and farm forestry.