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July 27, 2018

Jon Nicholls

Fonterra Alumni 2017 - 2018

I arrived in NZ in 2001 with an Agriculture degree and a backpack to experience first-hand dairying in New Zealand, from the UK where I grew up. 

After a couple of years I met my wife to be, Vickie, and we spent 10 years in the North Island where I was a dairy farm management consultant for FarmWise in the Bay of Plenty region.


 During our time in the Bay Vickie had a 250 cow sharemilking position from 2007 – 2012.

From 2010 – 2013 I was appointed the General Manager of FarmWise and led a team of 24 consultants. FarmWise is a division of Livestock Improvement but operates a standalone one on one user pays dairy consultancy.

Since June 2013 Vickie and I relocated to Murchison with our three young daughters Alisha (5), Summer (3), and Tamsyn (1), to become involved with the family dairy farm, and are now 50/50 sharemilkers with 500 cows for Vickie’s father.

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