Farmer councils

Beef + Lamb New Zealand's farmer councils provide leadership at both the regional and national levels.

Regional farmer councils

Each B+LNZ region has its own farmer council, whose members are elected by local farmers.

The farmer councils advise B+LNZ on areas like research investment and guide our work in the regions. Each year, they work with B+LNZ extension managers to develop a regional delivery plan.

This approach puts the decision making with those who best understand local farmer needs - the farmers themselves. As a result, farmers get the tools and services that have the most value for them.

National Farmer Council

The chairs and deputy chairs of regional farmer councils form the National Farmer Council.

Northern North Island

Andrew McKenzieChair

Andrew McKenzie
09 420 8267
mckenziefarms@xtra.co.nz

Deputy Chair

David Kidd
09 420 2720
022 175 3786
dkandj9@vodafone.co.nz 

Mid Northern North Island

Robyn WilliamsonChair

Robyn Williamson
07 871 0809
williamson.robynw@gmail.com

Deputy Chair

Tim Hale
07 838 5771
029 838 5771
tim.hale@agresearch.co.nz

Eastern North Island

Chair

Sandra Faulkner
06 862 8655
021 529 041
randsfaulkner@xtra.co.nz

Deputy Chair

Paul Crick
06 378 2116
027 450 4085
paul.crick@taratahi.ac.nz

Western North Island

Chair

Bevan Proffit
06 347 7953
027 249 0885
bevanproffit@gmail.com

Deputy Chair

Tony Gray
06 328 4575
kinross575@inspire.net.nz

Northern South Island

Chair

James Hoban
03 315 8250
027 251 1986
jkwhoban@hotmail.com

Deputy Chair

Fraser Avery
03 575 7288
021 185 9839
f.savery@farmside.co.nz 

Central South Island

Chair

Robert Peacock 
03 692 2893
021 142 8134
robert@orarigorge.co.nz

Deputy Chair

Mark Adams 
03 685 8184
027 685 8184
rocklands@callsouth.net.nz

Southern South Island

Chair

Hamish Bielski
03 415 7940
027 221 1554
hamyb02@gmail.com

Deputy Chair

Hayden Peter
03 246 9697
027 201 7312
greelinesheep@woosh.co.nz

National Chair

Will MorrisonChair

Will Morrison
06 322 8236
027 640 1166
william.ardofarm@xtra.co.nz

Deputy Chair

TBC

 

Board representative

Phil Smith. Phil Smith

03 315 8677
027 222 7927
balmoral@amuri.net