Farming is in Richard’s and Amanda’s veins. They are passionate about producing healthy animals and getting the best outcomes for their clients.
(Taranaki & Wairarapa)
Farming is in my veins – I love what I do. I am passionate about raising healthy producing animals, and I really enjoy interacting with farmers and finding the best out-comes for them.
The majority of my farmer clients are dairy and the rest being our graziers. I take the time to find the best farmlands for growing healthy producing animals. The stock in my area do very well due to the contour of the land, and our climate conditions which are mild winters and usually summer safe conditions.
I work closely with weigh technician Amanda. She has a farming background and loves to pass on her knowledge to help our clients to get the best results.
I am trusted by my clients to find the right stock for their farm and also finding the growers for their heifers, and I would love to help you.
I was brought up on a sheep and beef station in the Rangitikei and then farmed in the Manawatu, so I know these areas well. I have a passion for stock having shown and judged many classes of animals in New Zealand and overseas and am a Royal Agricultural Show Society of NZ Interbreed Beef Judge.
In my role as a Field Technician for NZ Grazing I enjoy travelling around the country meeting up with our heifer owners and grower farmers, where I am responsible for recording, then regularly weighing and administering health treatment programs. Recently I have incorporated into my role, that of Support Service Manager for the Manawatu which allows greater insight into different farming enterprises and how goals can be achieved.
In my spare time I breed horses and trade in lambs on my lifestyle property, but being aboard the boat on a lake is far more appealing.
Richard and Amanda work together throughout the Central Nth Island region. Here they are weighing a line of heifers.