Meet the Farm team

Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Farm team helps you to farm smarter. We provide world-class research, tools and resources so you can get the most from your business.

Wherever you farm, we're close at hand. Our regional teams are part of your community, working directly with you to come up with local solutions to local issues.

Our national team are 100 per cent focused on finding ways to improve and increase production and profitability for all sheep and beef farmers.

Contact our farm team...

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Richard Wakelin

General Manager, Farm

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04 474 0849 027 246 3874
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Geoff Ridley

Research Manager

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04 474 0827 027 422 4102
Paul McCauley
Paul McCauley

National Extension Manager

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03 448 9176 027 522 3499
Kylie Brewer
Kylie Brewer

Environment Extension Manager, North Island

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06 323 5633 027 886 2835
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Turi McFarlane

Environment Extension Manager, South Island

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03 357 0692 027 836 7658
Alison Whiteford
Alison Whiteford

Extension Manager, Northern North Island

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09 438 0672 027 489 7343
Mark Harris

Extension Manager, Eastern North Island

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06 870 3495 027 577 9991
Lauren Cameron

Extension Manager, Eastern North Island

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06 370 2389 027 431 7626
Jason Griffin

Extension Manager, Western North Island

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06 324 0390 027 431 0225
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Sarah O'Connell

Extension Manager, Northern South Island

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03 357 0693 027 496 8496
Aaron Meikle

Senior Extension Manager

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03 433 1392 027 498 9703
Laura Gray

Extension Manager, Central South Island

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03 448 9180 027 553 1226
Olivia Ross
Olivia Ross

Extension Manager, Southern South Island

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03 208 4144 027 801 7868
Shona Sluys

Research & Development Project Manager

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03 357 3090