Dairy Holdings has been accredited a Gold Member of the international Investors in People standard, recognising best practice in people management as an Employer of Choice.
A growing dairy business that provides our customers with the highest quality food from 100% pasture.
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Dairy Holdings operations are driven by the overriding objective of maximising profitability by adopting systems that increase the quantity of pasture grown and harvested.
Dairy Holdings owns, leases and controls the farms that supply all our pasture feed requirements. This enables our operations to be New Zealand’s pastoral environmental and animal husbandry leader.
Our Business Objectives
Systems based around our people, our process and pasture is at the heart of the Dairy Holdings' business model.
This aligns with the overriding objective of maximising profitability by adopting systems that increase the quantity of pasture grown and harvested.
This business ethos is based on research conducted through Ruakura and more recently the Lincoln University Dairy Farm and Southern Dairy Hub that provides the base system for successful and profitable dairy farming. This system initially promoted by Dr C P McMeeken and subsequently by Dr Arnold Bryant, continues to be supported using high comparable stocking rate systems by DairyNZ.
Dairy Holdings' Shareholders, Directors and Management are committed to achieving consistent and repeatable levels of profitability predicated on simple, pasture only management systems.
To ensure systems are followed and that Dairy Holdings is regarded as an "employer of choice", Management, Sharemilkers, Contract Milkers and Staff are interviewed annually by Coach Approach Rural to ensure minimum standards are achieved or exceeded. Accredited farms are able to use the Coach Approach accredited logo when advertising for staff.
This simple pastoral-based farming approach has already enabled a significant number of the Group's 300 farm staff to progress through the Group's employment structure to Lower Order Sharemilking and 50/50 Sharemilking positions, and subsequently farm ownership.
This systems-based approach to dairy farming, enables the Group to now operate a significant corporate farming operation in New Zealand.
Our Management and Administrative Team
Adrian van Bysterveldt
Dairy Holdings Limited (Dairy Holdings) is a New Zealand registered company with 100% of its farming assets in the South Island of New Zealand
The extensive South Island operations are undertaken through wholly owned subsidiary companies and are managed from the Group's Ashburton office. These operations commenced in June 2001 following the purchase by the Group of the major Canterbury and North Otago dairy properties from the corporate farming entities Tasman Agriculture Limited and Dairy Brands Limited.