Agriculture, Dairy, Agribusiness Consultant

Lauren McEldowney is an enthusiastic and experienced agribusiness consultant. Prior to joining AgFirst, Lauren spent six years at DairyNZ as a consultant in the Northern Taranaki area. She has an in-depth knowledge of the Taranaki region and farming in the area and has a wide range of skills in farm systems analysis and business management with a focus on improving both profitability and sustainability on farm.

Dairy is Lauren’s passion and she is supported by the wider AgFirst group, which provides a high level of expertise in environmental management, dairy effluent design and all areas of pastoral and horticultural farming.

Lauren uses a range of technologies, including FARMAX, OverseerFM, Cash Manager, Figured and FarmIQ, to ensure you are farming smarter, not harder.

Lauren can assist your business with:

  • Creating and analysing feed budgets, cash flows, nutrient and OverseerFM budgets.
  • Dairy Systems Monitoring – a tool that provides dairy farmers with up to date information about the performance of their own farm business and the performance of their peers.
  • Farm systems analysis – FARMAX analysis of system changes to identify the most profitable option.
  • Human resources – manage recruitment of new staff, employment contracts and terminations.
  • Whole Farm Assessments.
  • Pasture and body condition score assessments.

Lauren is certified in:

  • Bachelor of AgriScience – Massey University
  • Body Condition Score accredited
  • InCalf trained advisor
  • Intermediate Nutrient Management – Massey University
  • All DairyNZ foundation training modules
  • Full member NZIPIM
  • Completed Mental Health 101 & Good Yarn workshops