Peter Hancox

Farm Manager

Peter has been the Farm Manager of LUDF for 15+ years and keeps the farm running smoothly and profitably regardless of what challenges occur throughout each season.

His expertise and knowledge of the property is a testament to the success achieved on the farm.

Every week Peter does a farm walk (details on the website). If you are interested in catching up with him about what has recently been happening on the farm, text 027 440 9285.

Kirsty Thomas

Kirsty Thomas

Demonstration Lead

Kirsty graduated from Lincoln University in 2012 and worked on a large Landcorp Property before embarking on a PhD under the Forages to Reduce Nitrate Leaching Programme back at Lincoln.

She currently splits her time between LUDF and DFMS of which she is a Farm Environmental Consultant and shareholder. Her role at LUDF includes presenting at the focus days on behalf of SIDDC, updating the pubic on all the latest information and hosting any domestic and international visitors.


Jeremy Savage

Farm Consultant

Jeremy’s professional focus is on the dairy sector. He has developed monitoring systems with clients focused on turning grass into milk into profit. He consults in Canterbury, Southland and Tasman areas, and owns a 360-cow family farm in Golden Bay with his wife Rachel.

Since 2018 Jeremy has been supervising LUDF and currently holds the farm consultant position on the property working alongside the Management Advisory Group lead by a handful of local farmers in the area.


Cody Mulligan

Assistant farm manager

Cody is in his second season on LUDF. He grew up in Tauranga and has been in the dairy industry for 9 years. He enjoys the modern style and fresh outlook on farming that is encouraged at LUDF.


Georgia Berg

Farm Assistant

Georgia is in her second season working at LUDF. Georgia grew up in Australia and has a History and English major. She finds LUDF and the farm team really supportive and enjoys teaching the cows about world history during milkings.