Beef Farmer, Amenbury Beef

Zarnie has been a dairy and beef farmer for over a decade and currently runs a beef block where she rears dairy cross calves from 4 days old through to finishing. She is also completing an Agri-Commerce Bachelor and is Secretary for the Kaipara Young Farmers Club. Zarnie’s farming model is based around minimising waste while maintaining productivity in a low input system. She aims for carcass weights of over 300kg at 18 months and believes that pasture quality, management, and prediction tools are crucial to her farm’s success.

Zarnie currently uses a variety of apps and tools to gather data and is looking to technology leaders to simplify this process and enable farmers to keep doing what they do, better.