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Waikato-BoP

Agribusiness Growth Group

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Central Bay of Plenty

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Farm Managers AgFirst Group

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Huntly RMPP

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Feed management
  • Managing our soils
  • Pasture management
Objective
To understand and better manage pasture in the North Waikato environment. To develop practices that will ensure longevity of pasture, maximise it s production and design profitable systems to maximise pasture growth.

King Country

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Growing crops
Objective
To improve the profitability of our farm business through a better understanding of our farm system and key external factors, and then farming smarter.

King Country - New Opportunities

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

King Country AgFirst

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Mangaotaki

Contact Shaun Carter: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
To have a detailed look at how others set up their businesss through Finanacial and business structures. This is to be done by visiting all memebers farsm and focussinfg on these aspects by May 2020.

Matiere

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Pasture management
Objective
To develop for each participating farm business, a farm business plan for the next 3 to 5 years with clear objectives, goals and performance measures and with a focus on improving on-farm feed production, meeting their environmental goals and on meeting the needs and expectations of their families.

Ngaroma

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Using fertiliser
Objective
To improve Production and Profit while being environmentally friendly, compliant, and meeting personal goals

North Waikato Farm Business Group

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Ongarue

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Profit and Healthy rivers

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
To farm sustainably for improved profitability whilst striving for enhanced environmental outcomes

Te Kuiti

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Feed management
Objective
To learn from each other to make improvements on-farm and to our farm management careers

Te Kuiti Farm Environment Group

Contact Will Cuttance: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Looking for members

Group Plan 1

Draft
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
To become compliant with local and national rules around water quality and environmental standards by the end of 2020. Achieving this objective will include investigating the important issues relevant to this groups farms and catchments and identifying the most beneficial mitigation options for both the environment and the farm business.

Te Waitere

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Using fertiliser
Objective
To improve our farm profitability through a better understanding our farm business

Tokirima

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Farm transition and succession
Objective
To develop meaningful farm benchmarks so progression can be easily tracked. To develop knowledge of Taumarunui Farm systems through exposure to experts to grow individuals businesses.

Waitanguru

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
Objective
To utilise the collective knowledge of farmers and experts to improve the farm business by 20% in profit, production and wellbeing by 1st July 2020

West Coast

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
Objective
To improve farm profitability through a better understanding of our farm business and gaining knowledge from outside the group.

Western Waikato Farm Business Group

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
Objective
To encourage and support individual group members to reach their farm business goals.

National

Nationwide Farmer Thinkers

Region National
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Northland

Far North Bull Beef Growers

Region Northland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Livestock health & welfare
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Holistic Soils

Contact Gary Hayman: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Northland
Membership Closed

last sheep standing

Region Northland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Growing crops
Objective
understand parasite management of northland sheep systems better learn more about planning and implementation of environmental sustainability practice and achieve compliance with proposed guidelines utilize technology to make farming sustainable

Regenerative Ag Kaipara

Region Northland
Membership Closed

smarter not harder

Region Northland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty

Gisborne

Business planning and diversification

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Farm transition and succession
Objective
To up skill the business partners in business planning. Learn about off farm investments to help with succession and use the equity within the business to create other opportunities both inside and outside the farm gate.

Diversifying the farm business

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Financial management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

East Coast Hill Country Farming

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

maximizing profitability to achieve succession goals

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

maximizing profitability to achieve succession goals - group 2

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

Trial and Era

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Financial management
  • Pasture management
Objective
Maximising Hill Country Production

Wairoa Beef

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

Group Plan 2

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Financial management
Objective
Sustainable and profitable beef policies. Must be moulded to each farm.

Hawkes Bay

ANZCO Action Network Group 3

Contact Simon Beamish: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Beef Productivity

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
To understand the drivers and limitations of beef farming and develop the skills to improve profitability within our farm businesses during the length of the project

Bovine Biosecurity

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
To fully understand the most up to date and future aspects of 'Bovine Biosecurity' within a New Zealand beef and dairy farming context and to formulate a cost effective,sustainable Bovine Biosecurity Plan for my/our farms

Business and Investment

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
Objective
Gain a deeper understanding of business principles, and confidently assess business opportunities (This information, goals and outcomes is based on conversation with Lead Farmer, group members will meet and create goals that suit members)

Central Hawkes Bay Red Meat action group

Contact Garth Coleman: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Pasture management
Objective
To explore farming methods that easier on the environment, profitable, and improve quality of life

CHB Building Efficiency into Farm Systems

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Financial management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Building efficiency into Farm Businesses

CHB Environmental Group

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Maximise on-farm Carbon Farming opportunities and take to market

CHB People in Farming Action Group

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Staff management
Objective
To become better people and business managers

Farming in the Ruakituri Valley

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Growing crops
Objective
To create the opportunity to bring experts into the isolated Ruakituri Valley and help to upskill the members of the group.

Feed Planning

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Hawkes Bay Young Guns

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
Objective
To increase my "Equity"....and Equity is defined by this group as Knowledge Networks Confidence Wealth

Improve MEP

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Mangaone Catchment Group 1

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Linking actual data to operational outcomes to achieve a continuous improvement environmental effect while farming profitably and sustainably.

Mangaone Catchment Group 2

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Growing crops
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Linking actual data to operational outcomes to achieve a continuous improvement environmental effect while farming profitably and sustainably.

Mangaone Catchment Group 3

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Growing crops
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Linking actual data to operational outcomes to achieve a continuous improvement environmental effect while farming profitably and sustainably.

Millennials into farm ownership

Contact Robbie Hill: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Financial management
Objective
For a group of millennials to grow their skills, knowledge, and equity and make progress towards farm ownership.

MOA: Distinction not Extinction

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Feed management
  • Financial management
  • Pasture management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Otamauri Catchment Group

Contact Briar Huggett: Connector
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Looking for members

Group Plan 1

Draft
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
This group has been formed in order for farmers in the Otamauri catchment to collaborate and to sustainably manage their land resources and catchment health.

Planning for Performance Hawkes Bay

Contact Matt Truebridge: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
To improve the financial performance of our farm businesses with a focus on sheep productivity, forage and feed performance under a sustainbale farming system in a dryland environment

Sheep Performance

Contact Charlie Graham: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Financial management
Objective
To increase net profit.

Vet Services Environmental

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
To develop an environmental monitoring programme encompassing a holistic approach to measure progress in our farming business

Whanaukini Catchment Group

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
As a Community Catchment Group, Help set the template to be the lead for other Rural Communities to achieve healthier Environmental outcomes, remain vibrant and sustainable over the course of the programme

Wairarapa

ANZCO Action Network Group 2

Contact Richard n Emma Lawson: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Feed management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
To be able to make more informed decisions with where money should be spent within the business by creating a formalised farm business plan to help increase farm productivity, profitability and sustainability.

ANZCO Action Network North Island - Group One

Contact Bryan Livesey: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Manawatu/Wairarapa: lucerne-clover

Contact Doug Drysdale: Connector/Facilitator
Region Wairarapa
Membership Looking for members

Group Plan 1

Draft
Areas of Interest
  • Feed management
  • Growing crops
Objective
Utilising lucerne and clover more effectively to sustain/increase farm production in summer dry conditions (Manawatu/Wairarapa)

People and Business Action Group

Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Staff management
Objective
To better understand & manage our people within our farming business & community

Pongaroa Action Group

Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Financial management
Objective
Improve profitability of sheep and beef farming businesses. Businesses have knowledge, skill and network to make decisions for improved outcomes

Ruahine Rutbusters action group

Contact Pauline & Dean Wardle: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Objective
To farm profitably using regenerative farming techniques

Tararua Business and Strategic Planning

Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
  • Staff management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

The Futures

Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Financial management
Objective
For group members to be sought after for elite management opportunities and to progress through the industry to business ownership.

The Learning Committee

Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Feed management
  • Financial management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Wairarapa Croppers and Traders

Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Financial management
  • Growing crops
  • Managing our soils
Objective
To improve the profit, production, soil health, and sustainability of the farm businesses in the group and to find a way to work as a collective to add additional value to group product.

Wairarapa Producer Group

Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
Objective
For the Wairarapa Producer Group to lead transformational change in food offering through our businesses, sustainably connecting product and people, delivering profitability from plate to pasture.

Taranaki/Manawatu

Alfredton Action Network Group

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

ANZCO North Island Central Action Group

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Pasture management
Objective
To create sustainable and profitable businesses through improving returns by managing our resources to their potential for each individual farm system.

BackRoad

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Financial management
  • Pasture management
Objective
1. Bringing together a group of like-minded individuals together to create opportunities to maximise our business. 2. Maximise our resources from government to grow our business in a positive environment. 3. New ideas, accountability, identify opportunities and best farming system. 4. A supportive group to bounce ideas off

Central Districts Group

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Feilding Calf Rearing

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
To improve calf rearing profitability by: - Focusing on and optimising animal health, welfare and performance. - The implementation of findings that work from the investigation and comparison of multiple calf rearing systems.

Feilding Finishers Group

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Pasture management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Hunterville/Taihape

Contact Jason Robb: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Financial management
  • Livestock health & welfare
  • Using fertiliser
Objective
“To improve farm performance and profit through a better understanding of soil fertility and pastures; intensive cattle finishing; breeding ewe performance; stock water systems; internal parasite management and physical and financial KPIs.”

Improving Profit

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

King Country Sustainable Farm Business Group

Contact Alan Blake: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Manawatu Increase Profit

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Morrison's Misfits

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
  • Staff management
Objective
To realise the full value of the opportunities provided by our business

Rangiwahia

Contact Murray Curtis: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Taihape - BakerAg

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Taihape 1

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Taihape 2

Contact Katie Gordon: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
Increasing farm profitability within the constraints of being socially & environmentally sustainable

Taihape All around

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
Objective
To become more profitable farming businesses while maintaining the balance between performance and profitability for the land.

Taihape farm Profit Group

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
“To improve farm performance and profit through a better understanding of environmental issues & carbon credit opportunities; stock water systems; hogget lambing discussion and analysis; development/capital investment scenarios; planning for dry soils/dry conditions.”

Taranaki 01

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
  • Using fertiliser
Objective
Objective to improve financials management thus recognizing strengths/weakness within the business to improve profitability.

Waimarino New Gen Group

Contact Hamish Blackburn: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Financial management
Objective
To become more profitable in our farming businesses through gaining a greater knowledge across many areas of them, and to build a closer network with the farmers in our group as confidants, friends and people to go to for advice and support.

Waituna West

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Livestock health & welfare
  • Managing our soils
  • Pasture management
Objective
To improve farm profitability through focusing on pasture management, soil health and animal health and management.

Wanganui BakerAg

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Marlborough

East Coast Business Development Group

Region Marlborough
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Financial management
Objective
This Action Group is focusing on business development. This is an area that the group is interested in as the topics being covered such as succession planning, business resilience and governance are relevant to all in the group.

Marlborough/Tasman Business Growth

Region Marlborough
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Financial management
Objective
This combined Marlborough and Tasman group are looking to focus on business growth to not only improve the profitability of their farm business but also plan for the future.

Nelson/West Coast

Tasman Farm Profitability

Region Nelson/West Coast
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Canterbury

1082 - Oysters

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Pasture management
Objective
To provide a progressive and sustainable farm environment. (The farm environment includes the farm, the business and family).

1174 - Techno

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Financial management
  • Pasture management
Objective
To explore and adopt sustainable systems that create excellence.

1177 - Canterbury Business Growth

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Financial management
  • Staff management
Objective
To grow our family business.

1185 - Hunter Hills

Contact Amelia Dale: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Financial management
  • Growing crops
Objective
To be smarter farmers.

Albury Young Action Group

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Pasture management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Albury/Fairlie Group

Contact Matt & Tory Simpson: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Livestock health & welfare
  • Managing our soils
Objective
To improve farm profitability, sustainability and efficiencies through a shared approach by increasing our farming knowledge and ability to adapt in a changing environment for future generations.

BP & CPW

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Financial management
Objective
Explore synergy between Banks Peninsula sheep & beef breeding hill country properties and Central Plains Watered fattening properties to model & improve the profitability & sustainability and resilience of the businesses. Projected completion date July 2020.

Canterbury Foothills Action group

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Canterbury Managers Group

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Staff management
Objective
Develop personal strategic plans and professional profiles.

Canterbury Sheep Production

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Business planning
  • Feed management
Objective
To grow and share knowledge between one another while building a profitable and sustainable sheep milk industry in Canterbury working the industry towards success with good management practices in place. Help each other out.

Cheviot Business Group

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Financial management
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Darfield

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Foothills Mid Canterbury Group

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
This RMPP group aims to educate those involved to increase the profitability of their farming business whilst still operating in a sustainable way for the future generation.

Greendale

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Feed management
Objective
To be farming within the limits of the Selwyn/Te Waihora Catchment and be profitable. To be growing & feeding productive dry matter to stock at the right time & achieving improving production levels while ensuring we have good time spent with family.

Harnessing value from EID in sheep

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
The objective of the group is to make more informed decisions when selecting & managing their sheep by utilising EID systems. Specifically the group's objectives are to be: 1. Confident in using EID technology to collect the information relevant to each farm 2. Competent in handling individual animal data and completing simple analyses

Hawarden Irrigation Development Action Network

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Hurunui Action Group

Contact George Fox: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
To increase the performance of farm businesses and have a clear plan around how to achieve this.

Hurunui Legumes

Contact Sarah O'Connell: Facilitator
Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Kaikoura Farm Improvement Club

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Business planning
  • Growing crops
Objective
To use the knowledge from within the group and subject matter experts to improve all the participants productivity and profitability. Plan to cover all aspects of farming but focus on what is of most importance to the host of the days discussions. Also to look at alternative income streams to help supplement farm income.

North Canterbury carbon group

Contact Phil & Viv Gray: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

North Canterbury Group 2

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Profitable and resilient Coastal North Canterbury dry-land farms

Contact Jen Le Pine: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Regenerative Ag Aorangi

Contact Ben Rawcliffe: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Financial management
  • Pasture management
Objective
Being profitable using regenerative agriculture

Southbridge Action Network

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Growing crops
Objective
To explore different aspects of the farm system in order to understand some of the key profitability drivers. Looking into alternative crops and ways to best use crops in the farm system. Use knowledge from within the farm group and subject matter experts.

Sustainable dryland farm systems - Action Network Group

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Feed management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
To develop and grow sustainable farm businesses in a dry-land North Canterbury environment. Sustainable encompassing; 1) productive, profitable, and financial sustainable businesses, 2) environmentally sustainable farm systems that adhere to good management practices, 3) providing a sustainable work-life balance for ourselves and our staff

Waiau Irrigators Action Network

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Feed management
  • Financial management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Harnessing the potential of irrigation development within traditionally dry-land sheep and beef farms to lift farm profitability.

Windwhistle

Region Canterbury
Membership Closed

Otago

1064 - East Otago Action Network

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
  • Staff management
Objective
To Increase profitability by working "on our business" using better management planning and practices across; business planning, succession planning, compliance and financial budgeting and monitoring

1114 - Grass Stains

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Bruce District Agri-business group

Contact Craig Lister: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Otago
Membership Closed

Bull Beef Finishers

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Lawrence district Better pastures to suit soils

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Lawrence district more lambs faster and heavier

Region Otago
Membership Closed

legumes otago

Contact Ben Trotter: Connector
Region Otago
Membership Looking for members

Group Plan 1

Draft
Areas of Interest
  • Growing crops
  • Pasture management
Objective
To understand the opportunity of legumes in hill and high country throughout Central Otago To determine what is the most appropriate way manage and initiate a legume development program To collectively learn from one and other and accelerate productivity improvements via the use of legumes To mitigate the loss in production and invasion of weeds in hill and high country by finding ways to improve the land

Macraes

Contact Georgie & Duncan McGregor: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Otago
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Financial management
  • Growing crops
Objective
Maximise production and profitability in a sustainable manner

Maniototo Dryland and Hill Country group

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Pasture management
Objective
Improve dryland and hill country production

Meat Production

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Working towards the aim of understanding the main drivers around profitability recognising that production does not necessarily translate to profit – i.e. how do we grow feed cheaply but convert it into meat in the most efficient/profitable way

North Otago Business Group

Contact Ross and Jo Hay: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Otago
Membership Closed

Otago-Maniototo Group

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Owaka Group

Contact Hamish McDougall: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Otago
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Feed management
Objective
To grow the productivity and profitability of each farming operation, with the sustainable farming practices by utilising the experience from within the group and external resources available to the primary sector.

Pasture persistence and performance Action Group

Contact Robert Girvan: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Otago
Membership Closed

Regenerative Agriculture - South Otago

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Regenerative Agriculture - South Otago (2)

Contact Peter and Ainslie Kalb: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Otago
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Managing our soils
  • Pasture management
Objective
Develop methods for practical application of farming that acknowledges the ecosystem and recognises the biological connection assistng in building high value nutritionally dense produce. Build enough knowledge and trust to enable the application of Regenerative Principles (small or large scale) on farm with courage and confidence.

Soil Carbon Builders South West Otago

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Managing our soils
Objective
For Group members to have healthy restorative farming systems for today and tomorrow.

Strath Taieri

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Tarras Beef Finishers

Contact Joel Priest: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Otago
Membership Closed

Texel development group

Contact John Bates: Connector/Facilitator
Region Otago
Membership Looking for members

Group Plan 1

Draft
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
Objective
Focus on developing Texel breed in Otago/Southland region

Wider Clinton Gorge - Mean Kill Date

Region Otago
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
Objective
Through the use of experts, tools and better informed and measured decision making, build knowledge to increase lamb growth rates and therefore bring the mean kill date forward allowing for other choices around the use of 'spare' feed.

Southland

Automatic Lamb Feeders

Region Southland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Financial management
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
Investigate the potential of Automatic Lamb Feeders to improve lamb survival both on farm and in the paddock whilst still remaining cost effective. Develop a best practise guide for their use.

Gore Progressive Farmers

Region Southland
Membership Closed

Hogget 150 Club

Region Southland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
Objective
Increase Hogget lambing performance of group.

Our Soils

Region Southland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Managing our soils
  • Using fertiliser
Objective
To gain a better understanding of the chemical, physical, and biological attributes of our soils. Look at the current management practices and how they effect these attributes and assess where they are sustainable. Implement changes to management so that the soil are more sustainable in the future.

Pasture to last a Lifetime

Region Southland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Pasture management
Objective
To investigate how ryegrass and clover can be managed effectively to gain the best utilization and quality. To monitor ryegrass and clover in the sward to identify where, when or if our management is impacting on persistence, quality and utilization.

Regenerative Agriculture - Inland

Contact Andrew Bowmar: Member - Unassigned
Region Southland
Membership Closed

Southern action group

Contact Dan Johnstone: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Southland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Financial management
  • Pasture management
Objective
Explore regenerative farming techniques to improve profit, reduce risk and stress

Southland Productivity to Profitability

Region Southland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
  • Growing crops
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Sub Clover - Establishment and Management

Contact Seamus Sullivan: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Southland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
Objective
To learn about the establishment and management of Sub Clover to try and get it successfully established on our properties to then use this as a vital source of feed in the shoulder of the season.

Sustainable Lamb Growth - Western Southland

Contact Olivia Ross: Facilitator
Region Southland
Membership Closed