Kirsty Verhoek

Agribusiness Analyst

Kirsty joined BakerAg in May 2018 and is based out of the Masterton Office. Kirsty brings with her 9 years of experience in ruminant nutrition research. This has included completing a PhD on the topic of methane emissions from livestock fed fresh forages at Massey University, and spending 4 years in the UK at the University of Reading researching digestive physiology in lactating dairy cows as well as lecturing.

In Kirsty’s previous role, she was a Senior Scientist in the Animal Nutrition and Physiology Team at AgResearch. During this time, she was involved in developing animal science programmes for improved productivity and sustainability across the spectrum of pastoral livestock systems.

Kirsty has always been passionate about the NZ agriculture industry, spurned on from being raised on her parent’s pastoral-based dairy farm in the Bay of Plenty. Outside of work, Kirsty enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter (which usually means being on the dairy farm they are managing just out of Masterton), fishing and most things that are outdoors.

Specialist Areas: 
Analysis of data and reports based on the needs of Clients
Ruminant nutrition and energy metabolism
Livestock productivity
Livestock and environmental impact
Membership & Qualifications: 
Bachelor of Science with Honours (Animal Science & Physiology)
PhD in Ruminant Nutrition
Member of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production

Contact Details

PO BOX 900, SH2 Masterton
Phone: (06) 370 6880
Email: [email protected]

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