Charlie’s family has been involved in dairying since moving to New Zealand from Holland in 1982.
After graduating with a Diploma In Agriculture from Massey University, Charlie spent two years milking cows in Waikato, before taking up a manager’s position on a 500 cow property in Eastern Southland. He then managed an 800 cow property at Lochiel, before moving on to a 7-year sharemilking position at Riverton.
Charlie’s next move was to convert 52 hectares at Ermedale (Southland) into a dairy farm, where he now employs a contract milker. He joined the MyFarm team in 2013 and now manages the company’s grazing contracts and oversees two dairy syndicates.