The Mercer farmer who planted the first bag of VPMAXX® maize seed in New Zealand 10 years ago values longevity and loyalty in other areas of his business, too.
Ashley and Anya Thomas
Te Puke diary farmer Earle Bragg says he has always like to do things a little differently - and his use of maize grain as a strategic supplementary feed on farm is no exception.
Earle and Shelagh Bragg
Respect, trust and connection are key parts of the way Arapuni dairy farmers Jim and Liz Tauroa do business - and their relationship with VPMAXX® fits firmly into those categories.
Jim and Liz Tauroa
"Barry provides good support throughout the season, and regularly monitors the crop from planting until harvest time.”
Dave and Nicky Hurst
"I liked the yield VP647 could give us,” Chris says. “It is a long-maturity hybrid, with harvest reached in 150-160 days, which means we can maximise our yield every season.”
Chris and Jude Stacey
“We started by buying gear we could use on our own farm and ended up doing more and more work for the neighbours.”
Dave and Anne Scott
“Maize is still a consistent and cost-effective feed, all these years later.”
“Maize allows the herd to milk to around 90% of their genetic potential.”
“Our contractors said it was the biggest crop they’d ever harvested.”
Don and Kirsten Watson
“When you’re trying to fully feed your cows, maize is invaluable.”
Mike and Leigh Eggink
“With beef at the price it is, VPMAXX maize offers a cost-effective option, we are certainly pleased with our decision to go with this maize brand. We are very happy with the service they provide.”
Richard and Dianne Kidd
“Our feed test results this season recorded almost 40% starch and 12 ME; simply outstanding results.”
John ‘JC’ Cameron
Bay of Plenty
“Maize silage keeps cows in good condition so that they can partition their feed to making milk ... We trust Barry’s advice and knowledge, and he understands our needs.”
Russell and Alison Gibb
“Maize silage helps keep the cows’ energy up in times of high demand, such as calving and mating, and fills the feed deficit when the grass is a bit stalky and there’s not much around.”
When Waipu dairy farmer Conrad Samu tasked VPMAXX® account manager Joe Heng to come up with a comprehensive maize plan for his farm, Joe rose to the challenge.
The next time you eat your favourite potato chip, take a moment to acknowledge the role VPMAXX® maize has played in ensuring the success of the crop it came from.
South Auckland and North Waikato.
When your seed company’s representative describes your maize crop feed test numbers as “mouth-watering”, you know you’re doing something right.
Kevin and Lily Taylor
Happy, healthy cows are the foundation of a successful dairy farming operation, a key to which is that they maintain condition throughout the year with little fluctuation.
Bay of Plenty