The Total Ag team all share a passion for the rural sector, and have spent their entire professional lives connected to it.
This brings a depth of experience and knowledge that makes them invaluable partners in their clients’ farm businesses - they pride themselves on the gains and growth they have witnessed their clients enjoy over the years after working with them.
The Total Ag team represent a valuable pool of knowledge about the New Zealand pastoral sector, and willingly support each other by sharing that knowledge to help clients get the most out of their farming businesses – with time spent in the fertiliser, banking, advisory, resource management, rural education and genetics, there is no aspect of agricultural business Total Ag consultants cannot help their clients with.
Rob Macnab is a well-known face in the agribusiness sector. Since his childhood spent growing up in Wanganui hill country Rob has spent his entire professional life connected to the rural sector...read more
“For me, being involved in Total Ag has been about helping assist farmers at a grass roots level, seeing positive outcomes for the families we become involved with.”
Aaron shares a similar background to Rob, with a good dose of local Northland knowledge that makes him well placed to offer informed advice to Total Ag clients in that region.
He also spent some years working on sheep and beef farms in the region before qualifying with a Bachelor of Applied Science with a double major in Agriculture and Forestry from Massey University...read more
“I enjoy looking at the whole farm system with our clients, coupling the aspects of rural finance, soil fertility and animal nutrition to what they want to achieve personally and from a business perspective and getting that balance.”
Born and bred Northwest of Waitomo, Heather Gilbert has a strong affinity with the King Country and the 900ha family farm she now owns with her brother. Heather attended Massey University where she graduated in 2002 after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Science, specialising in Animal Production...read more
“My passion lies in helping others meet their potential, and working with Total Ag enables me to ensue this. I believe a successful farming business is about getting the basics right and developing and working toward targets, and this is something the team at Total Ag are great at facilitating.”
Matt Bartleet has taken his rugby coaching talents, farming experience and strong business skills and combined them to work with Total Ag farming clients. Based near Matamata he has had over 20 years dairying experience, culminating in the ownership of a 700 cow farm with his wife Karen.
Matt has an Agricultural Science degree from Massey and followed that up with several years working for Balance as a fertiliser rep...read more
“There are always a few “lightbulbs” that come on when I visit a client, and the reward is when they tell me they want him on board to work alongside them on the business.”
Kerry Bryant is Total Ag's vital link for the company's administration and back office work, doing the hard graft keeping the wheels spinning and client details up to date.
Kerry’s agricultural administration skills have been honed on her own 139ha drystock property she owns with her husband Jeff near Arohena in the King Country.
Having owned the property since 1993, Kerry admits she has rarely had any down time, preferring to stay busy and keep involved in many aspects of her community and farm business....read more