Southland Business Partner of Agricademy
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Develop practical skills in agriculture quickly and effectively anywhere and anytime with our online videos, quizzes and PDF materials.
Endorsed by Dairy Women’s Network
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Easy, affordable & effective agricultural training using online video content followed by practical on farm sessions.
We schedule and deliver practical on farm training tailored to your farm team’s needs and calendar.
Videos are between 2-4 min long with clear subtitles in English and Tagalog (Filipino dialect) making it ideal for immigrants.
Our courses are suitable for anyone entering the dairy industry as a Farm Assistant or anyone needing a refresher course.
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50 video’s covering topics in:
- Dairy shed routines, systems, teamwork & cleaning.
- Cow behaviour, stockmanship & animal health.
- Pasture management & Fencing
- Stock water management.
Calving & Calve rearing:
14 & 8 video’s respectively and covers the farm assistant’s role in Calving and calve rearing.
- Cow behaviour and stockmanship
- Animal health
- Recording of calving cows & calves
- Transporting and feeding of calves
22 videos covering the role of a reliefmilker
- Shed routines, teamwork and shed cleaning.
- Stockmanship & animal health
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Hannes and Lyzanne du Plessis arrived in NZ from SA in June 2003 with a baby, suitcase and $20 to start a new life in NZ. Hannes started as a Farm Assistant, and they climbed the Dairy Ladder quickly to Lower Order Sharemilkers within 5 years.
For the past 17 years they’ve Lower order Sharemilked and Contract milked various size herds from 300 to 1150 cows in the Waikato & Southland.
They’ve employed many immigrant and kiwi staff during the 17 years supporting and educating them and making sure they have the same opportunity to successfully climb the Dairy Ladder in NZ.
Hannes and Lyzanne founded their own training company, Agri Teach Me, and partnered with Agricademy in 2023 to bring affordable and effective agricultural training to Southland.
“We contribute our success in the Dairy industry to on-the-job-training, dairy farm education courses, self-study and knowledgeable employers who mentored us along the way. We are excited to have found a vehicle that combines both our passion for the Dairy industry and our love for educating others and setting them up for success in the industry.”
MORE ABOUT OUR BACKGROUND
Hannes grew up on a Dairy Farm in SA and has a degree in Horticulture and Agricultural Economics.
Lyzanne was a city girl through and through and had to learn everything about dairy farming from scratch.
They homeschooled 3 boys right through their schooling years while running their Sharemilking / Contract Milking business together. Farm work and education goes hand in hand for them. Lyzanne worked at Fonterra as a service specialist and for Primary ITO as a Training Advisor. Hannes has been a Primary ITO verifier for the past 12 years.
MORE ABOUT OUR SUCCESS
Hannes and Lyzanne started lower order sharemilking only 5 years after they started in the industry as immigrants on Farm Assistant level.
They were placed 3rd in the Sharemilking Category in the 2007-2008 regional Dairy Industry awards
In 2012-2013 while Contract milking in Southland they were regional winners of the Farm manager of the year category in the Dairy Industry Awards.
They won the regional Health & Safety and the HR merit awards for the Farm manager category 2012-2013 at the Southland Dairy Industry Awards
At national Level, they won the HR merit award for the Farm manager Category in the Dairy Industry Awards 2012-2013
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Hannes & Lyzanne were my first employers in NZ. Their passion for imparting their dairy knowledge & their practical skills through courses and on farm training enabled me to progress within the NZ Dairy Industry.
The Calve Rearing training I received from Hannes & Lyzanne enabled me to successfully fulfill a Sole Charge Calve Rearing position. I especially value all the Tips and Tricks that Lyzanne shared from her years of Calve Rearing experience.
Hannes & Lyzanne are top line trainers. The training I received from them set me up for a career in dairy farming.