Real Stories

Increasing stock units

When Martin Skurr needed more sheep on his farm in the South Island, he was interested in getting the process done quickly online. Open for Livestock was a fast and easy solution that allowed him to apply for a livestock loan from the comfort of his home, rather than having to go into town.

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Alternative grazing solutions

My brother Donald and I have been in a dairy grazing partnership for close to 20 years and normally it’s a fairly self-sustaining operation. However, every few years dairy farmers grow enough feed to look after the cattle themselves, so we purchase our own cattle to graze over winter.

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The right stock at the right time

While finishing lambs isn’t my main source of income, my wife and I enjoy managing it as a side business on our small 32 hectare block. We also supply Texel lambs from our stud to Euro Deli Meats in Christchurch.

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