News And Community

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Community is one of our core values and members of our team focus on the positive impact we can make on others. We volunteer in, give back to and empower our local communities.

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Gayle Newman - Perrin Ag

A passion for farming & its people

Gayle Newman was born in Dannevirke and spent her childhood holidays on the family farm. Safe to say agriculture is in her blood. As well as an in-depth knowledge and understanding of farming, Gayle has a natural way with people. A skill she put to

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Tackling rising input costs

By Dwayne Cowin The original version of this article appeared in Country-Wide Magazine in May 2022 Despite enjoying strong product pricing for beef and lamb, farmers’ bottom lines aren’t budging. Though earnings have increased, so have the costs of key farming inputs. The reasons these

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Buying a property? Get your due diligence right!

By Rachael Mitchell, Senior Consultant The original version of this article was published in Country-Wide Magazine in April 2022 Farmland due diligence has always been carried out by purchasers to varying degrees – from talking to stock agents about the quality of animals on the

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Dwayne Cowin - Senior Consultant Perrin Ag Consultants

The Dairy Beef Opportunity

This article was originally published in Country-Wide Magazine in May 2022 Beef finishers have the opportunity to cash in on the dairy industry’s supply of bulls, writes Perrin Ag Consultant Dwayne Cowin. Despite 100kg dairy beef calves falling out of favour with beef finishers over

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Lee Matheson

Managing Director / Principal Consulant

B.Appl.Sc (Hons), FNZIPIM (Reg)

Lee came to agribusiness consultancy via the unlikely pathway of a suburban Wellington upbringing, an Honours degree in plant science and a six-year career in the financial markets. In his role as the firm’s MD, Lee doesn’t get out on-farm as much as he used to but makes the most of it when he does. While having swapped the paddock for the boardroom, Lee continues to provide advice in the areas of farm business strategy, farm system innovation, corporate governance, investment analysis and economic research.

Outside of Perrin Ag, Lee loves to spend his time coaching rugby, watching his three kids play sport and gardening with his wife Haidee.

“I love the challenge of empowering people in our primary sectors and the excitement of seeing clients achieving their aspirations.  If we can encourage farmers to engage with their consumers, take a more active involvement in their supply chains and view their businesses through a wider lens, then I think our industries have a great future.”