MilkMaP™ Consulting provides effective dairy solutions designed to optimise farm profitability. Our services include:
Our team includes certified body condition scorers and our consultants are members of the Australian Association of Ruminant Nutrition. They are all extremely familiar with the many challenges that dairy farmers face, and have a deep commitment and appreciation to and for the dairy industry, especially its farmers.
After relocating from Europe, Rensinus Schipper began consulting in October 2007. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in the Netherlands, and brings considerable experience to bear on both European and New Zealand dairy farming systems. As a Senior Consultant with MilkMap, Rensinus has the perfect platform to utilise the expertise he gained through his 12-years agriculture-based education and nothing pleases him more than being able to put that know-how to work for you. His extensive general knowledge of animal health and dairy systems has also led to him overseeing the development of our specialist IT application MilkMaP™ Dairy Solution Software. This tool assists clients in collecting the information they need to ensure their long-term future and prosperity within the dairy industry.
Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science at University College Dublin, Conal continued his studies to a higher level at Lincoln University in Canterbury spending two years completing a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Science which involved research in the areas of pasture management and supplementation of dairy cows.
With vast technical and practical experience Conal has a particular passion for the area of pasture management and developing new strategies to help maximise profitability in pasture based systems. Conal is a member of both the New Zealand and Australian Associations of Ruminant Nutrition and is also a certified InCalf adviser and BCS assessor through DairyNZ.
Andrew completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Agriculture) from Lincoln University, majoring in Agricultural Management and Rural Valuation in 2009. For the past 11 years he has been working within the dairy industry and brings 8 years of farm consultancy experience. Over this time he has managed a diverse portfolio of clients including system 1-5 farms, from North Otago to North Canterbury and the Wairarapa region. Like all of us at MilkMap, Andrew enjoys nothing more than seeing his farming clients achieving their short and long-term goals. After all, he was brought up on a family dairy farm in Timaru, and so his considerable technical knowledge on farm systems is complemented by real life insight.
Cameron’s interest in ruminant nutrition was sparked while completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with First Class Honours at Lincoln University. In fact, his Honours project and other papers at university focused on rumen function in response to feeding fatty milk by-products. Since becoming a farm consultant in 2014, his knowledge of dairy ruminant nutrition has expanded rapidly. He now oversees the company’s NIR feed analysis testing facilities. Joining the consultancy team helps ensure he can use his growing knowledge in practical situations, and provide positive recommendations to farmers.
Cameron is looking forward to working with clients, providing comprehensive advice that will allow farmers to reach and improve their production and financial targets.
Charlotte has a BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture from leading UK institution, Harper Adams University. While studying for her degree Charlotte worked on UK-based dairy and sheep farms and completed a placement year on a farm in Southland. After completing her degree, Charlotte returned to the same Southland farm where she helped to implement the MilkMap system that had been put in place while she was away. The system helped to improve animal health, milk production, pasture growth and utilisation, sustainability and profitability. Working for MilkMap allows Charlotte to combine her academic studies and practical knowledge to help other dairy farmers improve their herd health, milk production and business profitability.