Brooke grew up on a Pihama dairy farm and has worked in various agriculture roles around the district, including most recently at Taranaki Vets. Her local knowledge and understanding of what Taranaki farmers are facing means she is well equipped to offer tailored solutions.
“Even though I had grown up on a dairy farm, it wasn’t until I went farming myself that I truly understood how each decision is crucial to ensuring your business is profitable in the long term,” says Brooke.
“With new demands on farmers, you really have to have the most efficient animals to keep ahead of the game. Making the right breeding choices is tough, especially with time constraints, and if I can make that decision-making process easier in any way, then I will consider that a win.”
After graduating from Lincoln with a Bachelor of Commerce (agriculture) Brooke spent time overseas before returning home, meeting her husband Logan, and going dairy farming. They are now 50/50 sharemilking on a small farm near Manaia.
Joining CRV has allowed Brooke to pursue her interests in genetics.
“It wasn’t until we owned cows that I took more of an interest in genetics beyond seeing a cow as a generally nice friendly cow. Now I want to have the best cows that display a range of traits to help drive our business.”
“I can’t wait to help local farmers achieve their goals by breeding a healthier and more efficient herd.”
To contact Brooke email brooke.Kennett@crv4all.co.nz or phone 027 499 0162.