Bachelor in Agricultural Science (Lincoln University).
Six years practical farming in Otago and Canterbury
Agricultural and dairying tutor including head of the School of Agriculture with the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology – total 16 years.
Training Advisor with NZAid (sheep project) Papua New Guinea 2 years.
Full-time Farm Consultant for eight years.
Member of the Lincoln University Dairy Farm management team.
"It's a privilege to be a FarmWise Consultant in Canterbury, charged with adding value to some of the things which matter in dairying people’s lives; using my skills and knowledge to help them discover and meet their life and business objectives.
I'm a specialist generalist, meaning I have a wide range of practical skills combined with an up-to-date theoretical knowledge.
I am passionate about, and love the interaction. of livestock and people and gain enormous satisfaction from contributing to the personal development of farming people as their careers and businesses progress.
My motivation comes from the changes and the challenges provided by modern dairying and, with my sound knowledge of local conditions (from Kaikoura to Timaru), in-depth industry knowledge and practical skills, I will help you obtain the best pathway for you to meet your farming, business and family goals.
I can give you solid, expert advice in all aspects of dairy farming, including:
- Identify and find solutions to production and profit issues
- Pasture management
- Financial planning
- Employment issues – such as contracts, job descriptions and dispute resolution.
- Once a Day Milking
- Farm automation
- Feed and nutrient budgeting
- Animal management
As your FarmWise Consultant I will provide practical and profitable solutions to ensure your ambitions for life and business are met.
If you would like to discuss how you want to progress your farm and business please give me a call.
Ph: 03 341 6382
Mob: 0274 854 985