Episode 25 – Everyday tools shine at Fieldays

In PodcastsJune 14, 20242 Minutes

Lifting the price of wool, the benefits of deferred grazing and capturing money left on the table from everyday tools – Sarah Perriam-Lampp was roving around Fieldays to capture yarns reflecting the opportunities in front of us today.

She checked out some exciting announcements for farmers across New Zealand: outdoor clothing company Stoney Creek’s pledge to pay farmers more for their wool; a new deferred grazing study from AgResearch; and innovations in animal management with Gallagher.

Guests include:

  1. Dan & Gee Harper, wool farmers, Quartz Hill Station
  2. Brent & Juanita McConnell, Stoney Creek
  3. Katherine Tozer, scientist, AgResearch
  4. Mark Maitland & Brett Beagley, business development manager, Gallagher


  1. Rebecca Greaves, Editor, Country-Wide
  2. Sarah Perriam-Lampp, Managing Director, CountryWide Media

Popular outdoor apparel brand Stoney Creek launched their mission to lift the price of strong wool direct to the farmer with Quartz Hill Station owners, Dan and Gee Harper. The Canterbury farmers on a mission to diversify their income were on-site to interact with customers keen to wear wool.

AgResearch’s Dr. Katherine Tozer shared the research findings and the free management tool of deferred grazing to benefit pasture yields, weed and pest control and animal health.

And regular partner of innovation, yet focused on the here and now, Gallagher’s Mark Maitland shares his thoughts on the cost control and revenue opportunities of getting the basics right with the current technology we already have, before investing in new.