Successful on-farm hybrid auction for impressive herd


David and Colleen Fagan, testimonial

“We’d been farming at Hoanga, east of Dargaville, for nearly 40 years, with Roy Mathews managing the farm for the last 13 years. It was the right time to sell the farm, but it was never going to be easy parting with the herd.

“Colleen reared all the calves which were weaned at 100kg. Guided by our trusted advisor, Frank Gudgeon, we invested in genetics and fed and cared for the cows. The herd was dried off early in March 2021, in readiness for the sale, and averaged 430kg per cow so that tells you how good they were.

“We approached NZ Farmers Livestock to do the on-farm auction because they’ve got a great reputation – and we weren’t disappointed.

“We had some apprehension leading up to sale day, but Don McKenzie and the NZ Farmers Livestock team looked after everything and the organisation on the day was fantastic and very professional.

“The sale attracted a lot of interest and all 221 cattle were sold for more than we’d hoped – with cows going as far afield as Rotorua and Morrinsville.

“We have no hesitation recommending NZ Farmers Livestock.”

David and Colleen Fagan Hoanga, Dargaville