Gosh we are blessed in the Waikato right now with extremely warm early winter weather unlike the normal frosty foggy times of years gone by. Better not speak too soon though with the 44th Mystery Creek Fieldays starting tomorrow morning. We feel for those in the south who have already experienced heavy snow falls as well as those affected by the earthquakes in Canterbury.
ANZ are the Strategic Partner of the Fieldays 2012 and have kindly invited me and other rural professionals to a breakfast on Thursday morning. Their plan is to introduce us to the Agri edition of the privately owned business barometer. Thanks to Brett Robinson and his team at the Te Awamutu ANZ for the invitation. Should be fun!
Although I’ve been attending Mystery Creek Fieldays every year since my arrival in the Waikato back in 1986, I’m especially looking forward to this year as it’s my first year representing Bayleys Real Estate Country Team.
My memories of those earlier times feature redband gumboots, considered by many to be essential Fieldays footwear and of course the thick Waikato fog! Fortunately times have moved on, the Fieldays roads have improved and you can now do the whole thing in your street shoes.
It’s something I really look forward to each year because it’s a brilliant opportunity to network and reconnect with people from all around the country. Even my bro turns up sometimes from down country. You just can’t beat simulating conversation can you?
We can’t argue with this year’s theme, The Changing Face of Farming because it sure is. Just look at the numbers of dairy cattle nationwide; 6.2m and an average herd size of over 400 which is triple what it was 30 years ago. More on this at another time.
Call in and see me at the BAYLEYS stand, D86, I’ll make it worth your while.
Catch ya soon.
June 12 2012 10:21 pm | Uncategorized