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Introducing an exciting new Samen NZ breeding consultant Matt Adkins. Matt has been in the Dairy Industry here in New Zealand for the last 28 years. Studying at Lincoln university Matt began working his way up from a farm hand job through to assistant manager, management, contract milking, sharemilking and then for the previous 8 years Matt has been 50/50 sharemilking in Canterbury.

Matt’s breeding philosophy is that each and every farm has slightly different challenges and that breeding cattle to mitigate these challenges helps breed a herd ready for the challenges of tomorrow.

As a dairy farmer himself Matt values cattle with great longevity that get in calf and perform no matter the farms’ conditions. Having used Samen NZ genetics for the last seven years, Matt sees the impact of breeding a strong healthy herd. Having bred an incredibly sought after mixed red breed herd in Canterbury, Matt is excited to work with farmers to breed low maintenance hardy herds every farmer can be proud to milk.

Matt will be covering the West Coast and North Canterbury areas. If you would like to talk to Matt about the challenges you have on farm and how the genetics of your cattle could help, give Matt Adkins a call anytime 027 276 1763 or email him at matt@samen.co.nz

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