Dairy, Environmental, Sheep & Beef, Agribusiness Consultant

Kate is an experienced agribusiness consultant who is always growing her excellent knowledge-base with her long list of qualifications and achievements. She is NZIPIM accredited and a full member of NZIPIM.

Kate was raised on a 3,500 acre family sheep, beef, and deer farm north-east of Taumarunui. Kates’s husband’s family farm in the Waimarino district and Sam runs a successful fencing contracting and agricultural design & build business. Together they lease 115 acres of intensive flat/finishing dry stock country close to Ohakune which keeps them busy most weekends along with their two young children.

Kate completed a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Agriculture at Massey University. Summers were spent at large drystock stations in central North Island – two seasons  were at Lochinver Station. Kate enjoys grass roots agriculture which is reflected in her consultancy. She enjoys one to one on-farm management consultancy and has strong foundations in technical and financial advice.

Key Skills:

  • Financial Management Skills: Financial analysis, budgeting, cash flows, feasibility studies, whole farm assessments, Dairybase and Cashmanager User.
  • Technical Management: Feed planning and nutrition, holistic fertiliser advice, agronomy, stock management, Farmax User.
  • Environmental Management: Nutrient budgeting, nutrient management plans, whole farm plans, environmental plans.
  • Human Resources: manage recruitment of new staff, employment contracts and terminations.

Qualifications and Achievements: 

  • Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Agriculture
  • Sustainable Nutrient Management in New Zealand Agriculture
  • In-Calf Trained Advisor
  • Finalist Farmax Dairy Consultant of the Year
  • NZIPIM Accredited Farm Systems Consultant
  • Facilitator Ruapehu-Whanganui Rural Support Trust
  • Advisory Member Accelerate 25 Partnership Growth Program – King Country
  • Connector/Support for setting up Waimarino Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Group