Doing Farmer of the Year old school

Rural Exchange 28/04/2018

This regionally significant competition seeks to identify those operators, be they managers or owners, who maximise the potential of the property they farm in an efficient and sustainable manner.

David Danks has managed Monarae Station, Putere for the past 27 years.

The summer safe climate is subject to long harsh winters and management practices have been adapted to perfectly suit the farm and climate.

Key performance indicators are clear and management decisions are disciplined and timely to ensure that targets are met.

Livestock are maintained in excellent condition and perform in the top echelon for any class of country let alone the exposed location of Monarae.

We spoke to David ahead of his on-farm Field Day next week.

Watch the full interview with David Danks above.

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