From the 21st- 29th of April, Roberts Limited hosted 26 customers on a study tour to New Zealand. The trip was a great success with a broad range of customers being able to find something of interest as the group toured the South Island of NZ.
The tour based themselves in Queenstown for the first few nights, visiting properties including a whiskey distillery & vineyards; deer, sheep & cattle farms; along with seeing the sights of Queenstown. From there they moved north visiting the current NZ farmer of the year on their fine wool & cattle farm before stopping for the night at Omarama.
For the rest of the trip the group was based at Methven and visited everything from potato growers & chip processors through to bull beef, dairy grazing, intensive lamb fattening and robotic dairy operations. The group also toured a sock making facility (that makes socks out of Tasmanian Merino wool).
Andrew Calvert lead the group and was joined by Scott Leighton, Richard Mollineaux, Damian Meaburn, Nick Towns & Ryan Ashby. The trip was a great success and we look forward to sharing details of similar study tours moving forward.