Dairy cow ownership is the engine that will aid farmers most when trying to grow their business. Recognising this, New Zealand-based company Dairy Holdings have structured their company to encourage farm workers to grow their own herds.

“You don’t get ahead in farming by saving cash. This is not the engine. The driver of becoming a farmer is equity growth. Cash in the bank is too easy to spend,” says Adrian Van Bysterveldt, a farm practice advisor with Dairy Holdings.