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.