Scott Mackereth


Extensive MU University project work


Work Experience

Run sheep, beef and dairy grazing farm before 15+ years running/owning dairy farms in New Zealand & USA

About Scott

I was raised on a sheep, beef & dairy grazing farm before pursuing a dairy career, I have been actively dairy farming for the last 15+ years after coming up through the share milking ranks through to farm ownership. I have extensive experience in small operations through to large scale corporate farming operations and have personally farmed from system 1-5 both in New Zealand and the USA.

I strongly believe that our competitive advantage in New Zealand is our low-cost production system and that we need to leverage that skillset to optimize profit, performance and sustainability on farm.

I can help with all aspects of your farming operation, including:

  • Financial budgeting, analysis and monitoring
  • Optimizing farm performance to maximize profitability and sustainability
  • Identifying what you and your family want out of your farming business and helping you achieve those goals.
  • Staff employment agreements, share milking contracts, equity partnership contracts
  • Farm specific fertilizer and cropping programs
  • People management & recruitment
  • Animal health programs
  • Nutrient management
  • Succession planning

Dairy farming is my passion and I have a very broad range of farming experience at a high level which I would love to pass on to your operation, get in touch if you would like to get the most out of your farming business.

Scott Mackereth