A first-generation farmer, Eric joined Saturn Farms in 2018. From The Netherlands Eric and his wife Arinde have integrated really well into sharemilking on the home farm. Eric first gained farming experience working for a neighbour while in school and subsequently, as part of Eric’s university degree earned work experience in New Zealand and Ireland. From working on high input farms in The Netherlands, Eric brings a wealth of knowledge in cow health and nutrition. Part of Eric’s team, brothers Theo and Sasha from Moldova, have been valued employees for the past three years and have contributed significantly to the success of the farm.
Conna Farm is situated in the Bride Valley. The soil type is sandy and free draining. Conna is the original O’Keeffe family farm with Bill O’Keeffe being the 6th generation to farm this land. Over the last 20 years this farm has grown from a 100 cow farm, to the 400 cow farm it is today.