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Techno whizz

Natural digital savvyness of youth, a few misspent years playing video games and experience working with cows on the school farm made 16-year-old Niki Lock the perfect person to help train the cows through the newly installed robotic milker at Feilding High School’s revamped dairy unit. The year 12 student from Dannevirke had experience helping out at the 60-cow dairy ... Read More »

Andy Lowe – Agrimap

Standing atop a hill, surveying his leased farm, 18-year-old Andy Lowe wondered what size each of his paddocks was. The most obvious answer – get out the measuring wheel. “Hold on,” he thought to himself “I have a surveying degree.” So Andy pulled up a satellite map of the property and accurately laid out his fence lines and boundaries, enabling ... Read More »

Livestock online

Problem: Stock agents have details of their lines of stock for sale in their notebooks and their heads – why can’t the pictures and details be instantly up on the internet for everyone to see them? Solution: Young stock agent Luke McBride and fellow agent Matt Muggeridge kicked around the idea for a few years before they sat around a ... Read More »

Tim Lloyd – Information Systems Infrastructure Manager

Name – Tim Lloyd Age – 33 Qualification(s) – Diploma in Computer Engineering, Microsoft Certified Professional, ITIL V3, A+, Network +, Diploma in Accountancy, National Certificate and Financial Services. Job possibilities – Technical and Strategic management of systems as traditional IT moves towards cloud technologies. Employer – Ballance Agri-Nutrients Pay range for first two years – $50,000+ Pay range, 3-5 years – $60,000+ What I like ... Read More »

Stu Bradbury – General Manager

Name – Stu Bradbury Age – 31 Qualification(s) – Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mechatronics, Massey University Job possibilities – Usually something to do with robotics or automation, hardware and software design and manufacturing. I looked at things a different way and applied my engineering knowledge to start a business and manage that. Employer – Self-employed then sold to Lindsay International (ANZ) Pty Ltd Pay ... Read More »

Paul Whitehead – Field Operations Manager

Name – Paul Whitehead Age – 31 Qualification(s) – Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics), Massey University Palmerston North Job possibilities – A mechatronics engineering degree opened up a large number of doors for me. It armed me a broad range of skills and knowledge which could be applied to a large number of fields. Employer – Lindsay International (ANZ) Pty Ltd Pay range for first two ... Read More »

Hadyn Lawrence – Dairy farmer

If Hadyn Lawrence’s high-school teachers are reading this, they might like to know that the youngster more interested in sport and wagging school to help his sister on the farm is now doing all right for himself. Since being asked to leave Stratford High School the 27-year-old from Taranaki has notched up an honours degree and PhD in Agricultural Engineering, ... Read More »