Mark Ferguson

Christchurch, New Zealand

+64 21 496 656

+64 3 550 2442

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Get neXtgen on your team:

Most farmers know that genetics are important, but only a few people have the time available to find the best options for them.  neXtgen is wired to be the ultimate team player and do the jobs that need to be done to get the best genetics - within budget and matched to your requirements.

We are not only passionate about farming, we are passionate about breeding and thrive on seeing breeding decisions deliver for clients. 

Option 1 – neXtgen standard rates

One-off or infrequent use e.g. field day presentations, consulting on-farm, data analysis or interpretation.

Day rate - $1,200 per day

When travel is required, this will be charged at $60/hour for travel time plus direct travel costs (wherever possible travel will be arranged to share costs across multiple clients for any given trip).

Option 2 – neXtgen producer package

neXtgen producer memberships are designed for farmers that buy their rams and/or bulls and are looking for some assistance with the decision-making process or interpreting the information that they have available to them.  This membership is suited for those looking for a go to person that understands their business yet still only require sporadic support and information.

This may include:

  • Phone support;

  • Breeding objective development, refinement and target setting;

  • Analyses of catalogue to suggest rams/bulls that match the breeding objective;

  • General health and nutrition advice via phone;

  • If requested, a face to face meeting can be organised to help understand the business objectives etc.; 

  • If requested, this could include assistance at ram or bull sales to refine purchasing decisions

$2,200 per year invoiced in quarterly instalments in advance of $550/quarter

This package entitles you to 2 days of support per year.  Any additional time requested will be invoiced at the rate of $135/hour.

When travel is required, this will be charged at $60/hour for travel time plus direct travel costs (wherever possible travel will be arranged to share costs across multiple clients for any given trip). 

Option 3 – neXtgen breeder package

The neXtgen breeder package is designed for progressive producers looking for an external view and opinion on decisions around breeding.  Clients that sign up for this service have a range of ways that they can use the opportunity.

This may include:

  • Development and refinement of a breeding objective;

  • Breeding program design and ongoing support;

  • Strategic advice;

  • Sire selection and assistance in selecting sires to retain and external sires to use;

  • Ewe selection;

  • Data analysis;

  • Assistance with breeding value generation;

  • Phone support – sounding board, support in decision making;

  • Development and maintenance of web material; or

  • Development of newsletter material.

 

$5,000 per year charged in quarterly instalments in advance of $1,250/quarter

This package entitles you to 5 days per year of time working on aspects of your business either on-farm or from the office.  Travel time will not be charged for clients taking up this package and travel time will not make up any of the 5 days of working time.  The direct costs of travel will be in addition to the annual cost.  Additional days, if requested, will be charged at $1,000/day .

Option 4 – Breeder plus package

Our ultimate package is designed for large seedstock producers looking for assistance across multiple aspects of their business.

In addition to the services offered within the neXtgen breeder package, those subscribing to the breeder plus package can also receive the following services:

  • Development and maintenance of websites;

  • Management of a social media presence;

  • Development of marketing strategies and material; or

  • Client visits and servicing – nominated clients can access neXtgen consultants either on farm or on the phone within the breeder plus members allocated time.

 

$12,600 per year charged in quarterly instalments in advance of $3,150/quarter

 

This ultimate package entitles you to 14 days of support per year in the ways that best suit you and your business. 

Travel time will not be charged for clients taking up this package and travel time will not make up any of the 14 days of working time.  The direct costs of travel will be in addition to the annual cost.  Additional days, if requested, will be charged at $900 per day.