Will and partner Sally Eames run 1060 cows on 270h irrigated property owned by Dairy Holdings Ltd at Hinds, 18km from Ashburton.
Will Green has been recognised as a winning farmer – winning in terms of his hands on skill set, and as a high achiever within the competitive dairy industry awards programme.
Will was recently named National Dairy Farmer of the Year following on from his win as Regional Dairy Manager of the Year in 2018.
Will and partner Sally Eames run 1060 cows on 270h irrigated property owned by Dairy Holdings Ltd at Hinds, 18km from Ashburton. Sally works off-farm but is involved in the business in the evenings and weekends.
The couple own 90% of the herd and Will describes his current position, as a herd owning share milker, as a fantastic opportunity to develop as they work towards farm ownership.
Will says he had the experience but knew he needed the best tools to help him reach goals.
“When I was casting around for a financial and management software set up, I heard about Farm Focus and when I realised the application included Dairy Forecaster I was sold!
“We get automated updates to milk prices fed straight into Dairy Forecaster! As a herd owning share milker this information is vital for setting budgets and from there cash flows - knowing you’re using the latest info makes the process so easy.
He says Focus delivers other advantages including giving their trusted suppliers, such as the accountant and bank manager, online access by just ticking a box saving time on the road for everyone.
“To be honest there were a number of advantages, but I purchased Focus because Dairy Forecaster was a real plus. I can see our projected milk production and related income in a month-by-month view which makes forecasting incredibly easy.”