Bruce Thomas, B.Agr Sc, C.P.Ag. Dairy Consultant
After gaining his degree Bruce initially worked as a MAF consultant prior to moving through the ranks of sharemilking to farm ownership. Since 1995 Bruce has overseen the management of his dairy farm as well as consulting full time with Intelact / Headlands.
Paul Martin, BVSc, BSc, PG Dip. Apl. Sci. Dairy Consultant
Sam Williams, B.Agr.Sc (Hons), ASNM. Dairy Consultant
Dr Trish McIntosh, BVSc. (Massey) MACVSc. Dairy Consultant
Trish has been based in Culverden, working for North Canterbury Clinics for 11 years as a mixed practice Veterinarian with a predominantly dairy workload. Prior to this she worked in the UK and Bay of Plenty. Having a strong farming background, she has always had a keen interest in nutrition and profitable farming systems.
Margaret Perry, Dairy Consultant / Veterinarian.
Darren Florence, BVSc. Dairy Consultant
Charlene Christensen, New Consultant
Outside of practice, Charlene has a young family to keep her busy, and enjoys carpentry and getting outside in her spare time.
Hugh Crockford, Headlands Australia, New Consultant
Hugh brings a strong financial and analytic skillset to his consulting and has a special interest in agricultural technology. He works closely with clients on herd production, nutrition and animal health, as well as providing farm business support including cashflow monitoring, business planning/finance applications, and modelling farm system changes and their impacts on profitability and risk.
Karl Jeffery, B. Appl Sci, Dip Appl Sci. Dairy Consultant
Karl graduated from Massey University after completing his Diploma dissertation on high input dairy systems and joined Intelact in 1997. Combining practical dairy farming experience with strong technical skills, Karl specialises in dairy systems analysis.
Hamish Clare, BVSc. Dairy Consultant / Veterinarian
Chris Pyke, BVSc. Dairy Consultant / Director
Chris is currently a Director of Intelact and King Country Partnership (a dairy goat farm). He is passionate about Dairy farming, both cows, and recently goats, and helping his clients become more profitable and sustainable and capturing the potential in their businesses.
Fanny Leduc, Consultant
Fanny is a veterinarian who grew up and was educated near Montréal, Canada. She spent a year working in a dairy practice in Québec, then came to New Zealand. After a short time in Northland, she settled in the Central Plateau in 2005 where she has practiced ever since.
Her interests are in dairy cattle nutrition, medicine, mastitis and reproduction. Fanny is a qualified milk quality and mastitis advisor under the SmartSAMM banner and an InCalf advisor in addition to being an Intelact Consultant.
Geert Gelling DVM, Dairy Consultant
Geert graduated in 1983 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, The Netherlands. After graduation he worked in several mixed practices, focusing on dairy animal health and production. Realizing the importance of nutrition he developed a strong interest in dairy and ruminant nutrition. Balancing rations and feeding to support production levels were cornerstones in rationing high input systems and TMR systems in Europe. Combining that knowledge with New Zealand pasture based production systems is interesting and challenging. Geert trained as an Intelact Consultant to be able to combine dairy nutrition and dairy animal health with whole farm productivity and profitability.
Dave Haden, Agri Business Advisor
Dave has a significant amount of experience in the Agri Business sector, including 10 years as Head of Agri Initiatives for ANZ bank. Dave specialises in agri business management, analysis, banking relationships and professional development. His focus is on helping farmers with their management, planning and banking strategies.