Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce (Massey University).
Off-farm supervisor, Southland and North Otago for the past 12 years.
Five years dry stock farm owner operator.
Converted to dairy farm, dairy farm owner/operator for the past seven years.
Lands and Survey field officer (three years, Marlborough).
Sharemilking seven years in the Waikato.
Southland Dairy farm Consultant for more than eight years.
I was born and bred in Southland and, while the early part of my career was spent in other regions of New Zealand, was very happy to return home 12 years ago.
As your FarmWise Consultant I can advise on all aspects of dairy farming including: general farm management, mating management, long and short term planning and goal setting, employment, contracts, recruitment, records, pasture management, feed and nutrient budgeting, animal health and financial planning.
Using the hands-on practical skills, experience and knowledge I have gained over my years working in the agricultural sector I aim to help ensure that my clients, their staff and families enjoy farming.
I strongly believe that actions speak louder than words which translates to preferring to show you what I can do for your business, in terms of setting and achieving targets, than talking about it.
No one farming operation or system is the same, and different people have different priorities for what they hope to achieve from their business. My goal is to understand your business and personal aspirations, and then get down to helping you achieve them.
FarmWise Consultants have an advantage over other agricultural advisors through their connection to LIC, the largest animal and herd improvement company in the country. This gives us unequalled access to the latest research I will introduce you to farming strategies that will keep your firmly pointed in the direction you wish to be heading, and help you maximize your business's potential.
Times are getting tougher demanding wise decisions. It's more important today, than ever before, to ensure a return on every dollar invested in the farm, I can tailor a package to meet your needs. Give me a ring to find out how.
Ph: 03 224 6169