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Louise Hartley Memorial Fund: Lessons in resilience on tour to New Zealand

Building a resilient business was one of the key messages those on the Louise Hartley Memorial Fund study tour will take home with them after three weeks in New Zealand.

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The study tour group with hosts (left) and Doug Avery (second from right).
The study tour group with hosts (left) and Doug Avery (second from right).
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Lessons in resilience on Louise Hartley scholarship tour #LHNZtour

The group of 12 young agriculturalists said they had spent time with a number of hosts, meeting ‘some of the best and most resilient businesses and people in NZ agriculture’.


Senior agricultural manager for the Co-op Olivia Nicholson, who was part of the study tour facilitated by Farmers Guardian, said a particular highlight had been meeting operators who ‘have a grasp of their end consumer’.

 

She said: “Accepting they have a very different market place, with more than 90 per cent of meat and dairy being exported; their ability to adapt to change within a market and also with the environment, is admirable.”


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The group was told how farming systems have changed for NZ farmers, from sheep to dairy and then to horticulture, in a move to follow the highest achievable gross margin per hectare as export markets developed and communal irrigation was utilised.

 

Pioneer spirit

Land value appreciation and water constraints had also dictated a continued change in land use, they were told.

 

Murray King, a New Zealand dairy farmer and chairman of the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), said: “The short history of NZ agriculture removes the hold of traditional farming systems and allows free thinking and ‘the number eight wire’ pioneer spirit to persist.”

For more go to #LHNZtour or click here.

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