Perendale Showcase at Newhaven

Newhaven Focus Day Tour

Newhaven Focus Day Tour

May 20th marked the 7th biennial Newhaven Perendale Client Focus Day – this time held at the Newhaven hill block base at Five Forks. The weather certainly played it’s part to allow everyone full vision of the Newhaven farm tour (and the Kakanui mountain range) with snow making an appearance only 12 hours after the field day finished.

After an update from the Newhaven team, guests were entertained and informed by a variety of speakers including;

Richard Thorp, Chief Operating Officer of NZ Binxi (Oamaru) Foods on the meat industry model that Oamaru Foods Limited has rolled out successfully to farmers, Dr. Dave Robertson (Sheep and Beef Vet of the Year 2015), Neil and Rose Sanderson (Fossil Creek Angus Limited), Tony and Trudy Boyer (Mount Monmot Perendales, Victoria, Australia) and Travis Thomson (My Kitchen Rules contestant 2015).

Guests are both fed and entertained to their full capacity at Newhaven

Guests are both fed and entertained to their full capacity at Newhaven

The day was rounded off nicely with some culinary delights prepared and served by Travis Thomson – including Short Beef Ribs and Gourmet Newhaven Perendale Lamb Sliders.

We look forward to hosting you again for our next Newhaven Client Focus Day in May 2018.

Newhaven Perendale Client Focus Day Announced!

Our next client focus day will be held on Friday 20th May 2016, here at the Newhaven base.

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This promises to be an exciting event with the focus on improving in farm efficiencies. We have three key note speakers ready to inform and entertain you – click here for more details – we will be sending out personalised invitations to all our clients in mid April!

2014 Client Focus Day a Success

Our 6th biennual Client Focus Day was a memorable one – with the weather playing it’s part in splendid fashion. After 14 inches of rain overthe past month (in an area that has an average annual rainfall of only 25 inches) – we were lucky to have a blue sky and sunshine.

The Newhaven team had promised an interesting and informative day – and with key note speakers like Dr Andrew Greer – informative was indeed the right word. Attendees were delighted to be informed and entertained by Mr Peter Wardell, the chef de mission for the 2014 New Zealand Winter Olympics team.

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Jim and Rhonda Thomson were excellent hosts – with Jim’s thoughts on the red meat industry upfront and refreshingly positive . His emphasis on “keeping things simple yet making key, clear decisions” was an excellent take home message – with his message regarding buying in the best genetics possible a great take home message. Jim and Rhonda made the move to Newhaven Perendales over a decade ago, after carrying out much due dilligence on not only the best breed to be running in such challenging conditions, but also choosing an advanced stud breeder who’s objectives were clear and aligned with their own. We thank all of those that attended – with many travelling long distances to make the day – and we hope that you found it informative and a valuable day off farm.

For those of you that were unable to attend, please feel free to contact us for information on the presentations and the information discussed at the field day.

2014 Newhaven Client Focus Day Announced

Friday May 16th, 2014

We are delighted to announce that our Sixth biennial client focus day will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014.

This day will be hosted by Jim and Rhonda Thomson of ‘Redbank’ Macraes Flat, East Otago and will combine an interesting array of interactive industry speakers and a farm tour of the Thomson’s highly productive farming enterprise in one of New Zealand’s most challenging climates.

This follows our successful client interaction days in 2004 (Irvings and Pattersons, South Canterbury), 2006 (Hopes and Kinneys, Strath Taieri), 2008 (Blairgowrie,North Otago), 2010 (Braemar Station, Lake Pukaki) and 2012 (Newhaven’s 40 Year celebration).