A wealth
of knowledge
and experience

AgFirst has a wealth of knowledge and experience in project management. With the range of skills and coverage throughout the majority of the country we are well situated to take on projects of any size and locality. We have also been involved in cross-sector projects. Below is a list of some of the projects that AgFirst have been involved in at both a national, regional and office level.

Financial Survey 2019: Central North Island Hill Country Sheep & Beef

This report summarises the results of a financial survey of sheep and beef farms across the central North Island, carried out by AgFirst through June 2019.

Financial Survey 2019: Waikato & BoP Dairy

This report summarises the results of a financial survey of dairy farms across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, carried out by AgFirst through June 2019.

Mitigation of On Farm Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A report on the modelling work done over four years on a range of dairy and sheep and beef farms, as part of a number of projects, including for the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC).

Waikato & BoP Dairy Report – June 2018

This report summarises the results of a financial survey of dairy farms across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, carried out by AgFirst through June 2018. 

NZ Aid helps Rwandan Smallholders – AgFirst’s input invaluable

Small-scale farmers in Rwanda struggle to capture the full value of their maize harvests. 

Waikato & BoP Dairy Report – June 2017

This report summarises the results of a financial survey of dairy farms across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, carried out by AgFirst through June 2017. 

Economic Evaluation of Stock Water Reticulation on Hill Country (2017)

AgFirst have recently carried out an economic evaluation of reticulating stock water on hill country sheep & beef farms. This showed strong positive financial returns, as well as environmental gains.

Professional Primary Producers Programme 2017

The Professional Primary Producers Business Management Programme is a partnership between Primary ITO and DairyNZ aiming to support capable dairy farmers to pursue excellence in dairy farm business management. Following a highly successful pilot in 2016, the programme is being made available to a limited number of farmers in a second pilot in 2017.

Waikato-BoP Dairy Report – June 2016

This report summarises the results of a financial survey of dairy farms across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, carried out by AgFirst through June 2016. CIick here to see the full article

Dairy Progression Pathways and the Impact of Volatility

Sharemilking has long been considered a cornerstone of the New Zealand dairy industry, providing a viable progression pathway for young dairy farmers to build experience and wealth, and traditionally aiming to achieve their ultimate goal of farm ownership. This pathway has been under increased pressure in recent years, with the number of Herd Owning Sharemilking …