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Katey Craig – Shepherd

Katey Craig feels on top of the world with her job at Otiwhiti Station but then being on top is something she should be used to. She was top student in her cadet year and has since represented New Zealand at world young shepherds contest where she again came out, yes, on top. Flying to France to pit her skills against ... Read More »

James Parsons – B+LNZ chairman

“Sheep and beef farming has been a fantastic ride for me. Cutting edge technology, sophisticated farm systems and energised people are what makes NZ farming so special.” Read More »

Andrew Gunn – Shepherd

Andrew Gunn has landed on his feet with his first job out of university. Fairly relaxed by nature, he says it was around the time of his last exam at the end of an ag com degree at Lincoln University when he realised there was some urgency to finding a job. Originally from Lake Taylor Station, Andrew’s parents alerted him ... Read More »

Anna Vaughan – Genetics project manager

Anna has been working for the New Zealand Merino Company as genetics project manager since June 2013. After graduating from Lincoln with an agricultural science honours degree Anna worked on several sheep and beef farms as a shepherd and stock manager. Her most recent farm work was on a Merino property at Twizel. Last year Anna cold-called Dr Mark Ferguson, ... Read More »

Teresa O’Neill – Sheep/beef farmer

Teresa O’Neill works her family’s 1214ha Parapara farm with her cousin Paul. She grew up on the farm, and is the third generation of her family to work it. The property usually runs 15,000 stock units of Hereford/Shorthorn cattle and Romney sheep. Each year they buy in a Romney stud ram to breed their own rams from their stud ewe ... Read More »

Carl McDonald – Sheep farmer/accountant

Modern farmers enjoy many technological benefits their predecessors could only dream about. But although these innovations might have helped younger farmers work more efficiently, the days of multiple families living sustainably off one block of dirt have gone. Many young farmers faced with taking over the reins from farming parents are turning to off-farm careers to help fund succession planning. ... Read More »

Julie Brownlee – Sheep milker/farmer

Milking sheep has been a dream come true for former Marlborough Girls College pupil Julie Brownlee. Julie recently received the Top Modern Apprentice Award for AGITO’s Top of the South area – an award won out of hard work and a passion for learning. Julie says she always wanted to work with animals but the traditional paths of sheep and ... Read More »