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Cloud Farmer an Integral Part of Kereru Farm


Posted in Cloud Farmer Clients

The dog eating the shepherd’s notebook (true story) was the last straw. Simon was over notebooks going through the wash, handwriting he couldn’t read, forgotten notebooks and loose bits of paper. He wanted something that replaced the notebook, but was smarter and less destructible. “We made the move to Cloud Farmer a couple of years ago and haven’t looked back. We have zero notebooks on farm and it’s bloody brilliant.” says Simon. The Right Solution When...

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Today's Shout Out - Tiniroto Station, Gisborne


Posted in Cloud Farmer Clients

Rob and Karen Newman know their stuff—they were named Gisborne-Wairoa Farmer of the Year in 2014 and run a robust operation with a 700ha breeding block plus a finishing farm 40 minutes out of Gisborne. In addition to the information sharing requirements needed between themselves and their Stock Manager, they also deal with large volumes of trade lambs and R2 bulls, which means plenty of stock classes to keep a handle on. Rob and Karen have always understood the benefits of using technol...

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Today's Shout Out - Pakowhai, Wairoa


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Tim Brownlie runs a sheep and beef breeding and finishing farm near Wairoa in Northern Hawke’s Bay. On the property he also grows cash and fodder crops along with kiwifruit and citrus. Detailed record keeping is a really important part of Tim’s operation. Compliance for Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) is a requirement for kiwifruit growers and farming is heading the same way fast. This coupled with Tim’s Farm Assurance Plan (NZFAP) audit due for renewal he knew he neede...

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Today's Shout Out - Ngamatea Station, Taihape


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Ngamatea Station is a big operation.  Wintering approx 100,000su over 70,000acres, at altitude, and with 18 staff, a Farm Advisor to keep in touch with and family owners to report to, it’s fair to say the manager Jessee and his wife Jess have a big job ahead of them.  Can you imagine the audit requirements?  Well, that’s the nightmare they were faced with. Jessee and Jess have found the simplicity of the programme and the ease of customising it to an operation of th...

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Today's Shout Out - Willowbank Farm, Wellington


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Willowbank is pretty unique.  1800acres of rugged breeding country overlooking Wellington City within almost spitting distance of the city centre.  And talking about spitting, as well as managing 2,000 sheep and 200 cattle, the manager Paul also has 60 Alpacas to manage, hence Paul's Stock Rec has an extra stock class or two.  The other additional stock class is the horses – 18 of them in total as the owners have a stud and breed Missouri Fox Trotters.  Pa...

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