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Media Release: Farmers get opportunity to tune in to top minds
This season farmers have the opportunity to access the knowledge of some of their industry’s leading thinkers, in a new podcast series covering everything from grazing to governance.
Top 5 KPIs: Gareth Lash
Gareth Lash is Chairman of Base Two Holdings, a 1400 cow equity partnership in Southland. Here he shares the operational KPIs the Board tracks to ensure the growth equity partnership will deliver on its business model.
Top 5 KPIs: Rebecca Hyde
Rebecca Hyde is a Nuffield Scholar and owner of TFD Consulting where she works alongside farmers and businesses to strengthen environmental management. Rebecca shares what she thinks are the most important data sets to be capturing on farm.
Unlocking the value of farm data.
Trev helps farmers to deliver better productivity, profitability and sustainability outcomes. Find out how.
Supporting the farmer journey
Whether it’s grass growth, body condition score, or recording fertiliser applications, New Zealand farms are entering an age of data that offers a golden opportunity to help boost farm performance, lift profitability and improve sustainability.
Simplicity makes adoption easy
“Initially we thought we wanted one app that would do everything. But in hindsight having something simplistic that we can build on has been the best decision" says Kerry Harmer, Owner, Castle Ridge Station, Ashburton Lakes.
All the information you need for audit at your fingertips
“When we have an audit it makes things so much easier. They can see you have made an effort to record everything. We had an MPI audit not long ago and they said it was brilliant, which was really good feedback” says Matt Sisam, General Manager, Sisam & Sons, Bay of Plenty.
More about the Trev + Figured Integration
Trev’s added some great new features to the Figured integration to help with double-entry. Now you can send through dollar and weight values with livestock events. How good! Keen to take a look at the new updates? Check them out here.
Media Release: Agritech companies jump fence in powerful industry union
Announcing an industry union that promises to bring another level of insight and depth to the Trev product suite, building on our vision to be New Zealand’s favourite farm reporting and insights platform. Trev has acquired Cloud Farmer, one of the pioneers of farm recording in New Zealand.
Media Article: Enrich Magazine - March 2023
“You often hear the saying that the difference between a good farmer and an average farmer is a week. But what that week means is information.” says Sam Waugh, Farm Manager on Donald’s Farm who recently spoke to Enrich Magazine about how his farm reporting is paying dividends.
Media Release: The Trev experience arrives for Kiwi livestock operators
Trev’s new product offering sees the company deliver a tailored solution for livestock operations, particularly sheep, beef and deer farmers. Modules for the drystock application include paddock level reporting, liveweights, supplementary feed, general management and more.
Top 5 KPIs: Colin Glass
Colin owns and operates a 650-cow dairy farm, and two further irrigated properties that rear and finish bull beef at Methven in Mid-Canterbury with his wife Paula, and their two daughters. Colin is chief executive of Dairy Holdings Limited which has extensive operations throughout the South Island. Colin shares the Top 5 KPIs he follows closely at Dairy Holdings.
Top 5 KPIs: Steve Atkinson
Steve and Trish farm 2600 cows across 4 different operations in the Waikato. They run a contract milking system which extends to a farming team of 15. Steve says "our team are the ones that bring our farming system to life so while we have our non-negotiables on farm, our people are just as important. "
Top 5 KPIs: Julia Jones
Julia Jones, Head of Insight at NZX, shares her favourite KPIs when thinking about farming through the lens of the consumer.
The Tune Up
The age of authenticity
Julia Jones & Murray King. Consumers are demanding more transparency in food so how do we prove our on farm story and add value to our products to unlock premiums?
Top 5 KPIs: Murray King
Murray King, Kingsway Farms, Chair of LIC, Appleby Farms Director shares his Top 5 farming standards.
REX Interview: Scott Townshend on The Tune Up
Scott Townshend has a yarn to Hamish McKay and Dominic George on Rural Exchange to share a bit about Trev and The Tune Up podcast series. Have a listen.
The Tune Up
50 shades of hay
Richard Townshend & Jim Van Der Poel. System 1 or System 5 all the best farms understand the principles of how to get the best out of their pasture.
The Tune Up
You can only spend a dollar once
Brent Goldsack & Simon Le Heron. You can always go after a quick buck, but whether it's sustainable or not is key.
Top 5 KPIs: Cameron Henderson
Cam Henderson farms with his wife and two children near Oxford, North Canterbury. Cam is also a director of Ballance and a Steering Committee member for He Waka Eke Noa. As a passionate advocate for sustainable agriculture, Cam shares his Top 5 KPIs which focus on achieving a balance of productivity, profitability and sustainability.
The Tune Up
Welcome to Trev's podcast series
One season, six episodes, twelve passionate industry people yarning about their insights and experiences inside and outside the farmgate. Hosted by Will Burrett, brought to you by Trev.
The Tune Up
Passion and progression
Ash-Leigh Campbell & Colin Glass. Dairy farming, a pathway of opportunity - bringing the right people in and up through an organisation.
The Tune Up
All Trevved up
Steve Atkinson & Tangaroa Walker. The hustle of farming today and the role farm reporting plays.
Trev delivers for early adopters
Dairy Direct provides hands on supervisory services for large dairy operators. Having Trev’s data open and available across all properties is critical for a service that steps beyond straight consultancy, with expectations on following up on recommendations, often reviewing staff actions within a day or so.
Data as a strategic asset: investing in farm data
Just like any other asset, data only becomes valuable when captured, stored, maintained and protected in an appropriate way. It also needs to be validated and accessible.
Solving the headache of data manipulation
For any farm owner, operator or consultant the idea of comparing a farm’s performance either against a prior season or another farm to identify opportunities is a strong one.
The Tune Up
Licence to operate
Cam Henderson & Gin Loughnan. The evolution of farming has seen us shift from productivity, to profitability, and now the focus has to expand to recognise the environmental impact.
Jim van der Poel's Top Tips
Jim van der Poel shares his tips on planning and building a high performing team.
Top 5 KPIs: Richard Townshend
Richard farms on the Hauraki Plains and is a director of farm supervisory company Dairy Direct which oversees the daily operations of around 35 dairy units in the greater Waikato and has just expanded into Southland. Richard shares some of key indicators that he and the Dairy Direct farm supervisors follow regularly to track and benchmark farm operational performance.
Top 5 KPIs: Jim van der Poel
Jim's Top 5 KPIs offer some sage advice learnt from his years in farming. He says no matter what, "focus on the things you can control, have a plan, then you can work out what actions you’re going to take to get you through. Once the decision is made, implement and monitor. If circumstances change make a new decision."
Media Article: Dairy Exporter - Apr 2022
Phil Edmonds from Dairy Exporter writes about the challenges of industry staff shortages. Trev CEO Scott Townshend gives his take on how a tool like Trev can help mitigate some of the challenges of a fluid agri labour market.
Data as a strategic asset: a link to farm sustainability
We speak to Trev CEO Scott Townshend about farm data - why it’s important, how we can use it more effectively and what the gains are from a productivity, profitability and environmental standpoint.
Data as a strategic asset: a farmer’s best friend
In part two of this series, Gareth Lash, chair of Trev, shares his views on why data is rapidly becoming a strategic asset for farmers to add to their conventional portfolio of land, capital, livestock and labour to lift farm productivity.
Data as a strategic asset: industry collection
In part one of this series Gareth Lash, chair of Trev, shares his views on the drivers for industry data collection and use and why data is quickly becoming an important strategic asset for farmers.
Media Release: API development
Trev is excited to announce the release of its API, for the first time putting operational data squarely in the hands of the farmer.
Media Article: Bayleys Country - Oct 2021
Bayleys Spring edition of Country profiles four agritech innovators on the up - Trust Codes, Agrisea, Robotics Plus and Trev.
Top 5 KPIs: Simon Le Heron
Simon Le Heron is the CEO at Canterbury Grasslands Limited (Canterbury Hub). With a legal background, a strong technical understanding of farming, and his own farming investments, Simon puts a unique lens on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) he focuses on.
Employing the right tech on farm
Jenna Smith, Chief Executive of Pouarua Farms chats about the tech employed on Pouarua Farms and the change in productivity and profitability it can add to a farming operation.
Get to know Trev from top to bottom
See firsthand how Trev can streamline the farm reporting process by putting Trev to the test with a free demo created especially for you.
Top 5 KPIs: John White
We spoke to Trev Director and Southland farmer, John White, about the Top 5 KPIs he measures and the impact they have on his farming outputs.
Switching to Trev: Jolene Germann
Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference no matter what role you’re in. We spoke to Southland dairy farmer, dairy environment leader, and farm consultant, Jolene German after she put Trev to the test.
Top 5 KPIs: James Courtman
We caught up with James Courtman about the Top 5 KPIs that he focuses on across his dairy operations, from both 'on-the-ground' and shareholder/director perspectives.
Media Article: Dairy Exporter - Feb 2021
Phil Edmonds from Dairy Exporter talks to industry representatives about agritech adoption in New Zealand, including Trev CEO Scott Townshend.
Top 5 KPIs: Ash-Leigh Campbell
We look at the top 5 KPIs that Ash-Leigh Campbell, 2020 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year, monitors, records and reports on every week.
Media Interview: Sarah’s Country - Jan 2021
Trev CEO Scott Townshend chats with Sarah Perriam about Trev as a “Change Maker” for kiwi farmers.
Trev Helps to Drive Family Farm Forward
Fifth generation Southland farmer, John White, talks about his intergenerational family's experiences using Trev, and how the changing landscape of farming and different generations affects the adoption of technology on farm.
Media Release: Trev and Figured partnership
Figured and Trev are thrilled to announce that they are building an integration that will remove pain points for livestock and dairy farmers across NZ, by allowing for accurate and real-time livestock data transfer between the two platforms.
Industry Insight: Pasture Surplus - Nov 2020
Trev takes a look at the week on week pasture surplus/deficit on the effective milking platform for spring-calving dairy farms in Waikato, Canterbury and Southland for the current season to date, relative to last year.
Top 5 KPIs: Scott Townshend
We take a look at the Top 5 farming Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that Trev CEO and creator Scott Townshend likes to focus on.
New collaboration set to make Trev the favourite tool of dairy women
Dairy Women’s Network have connected with kiwi farm reporting software Trev, to ease the burden of on-farm reporting for their membership base.
5 Reasons to Build a Farm Database
There’s no point in collecting data if it’s not the right info and if it isn’t put to good use. Here’s 5 reasons why getting your operational data into a cloud database is essential.
10 Reasons to Get Trev in Your Toolbox
Farming is a complex business and the process to gather and share information can be challenging. Here at Trev we think every farm needs a bloody good engine behind it. These are the top 10 reasons why our users love Trev.