Headlands, as part of the Intelact brand, has been providing consulting services to farmers since 1994, beginning with the provision of on-farm dairy consultancy with a key focus on optimising the farming system to improve profitability, business resilience and sustainability.
The company has become the southern hemisphere’s largest dairy consulting company focused on pastoral dairy systems, operating throughout Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The experience and expertise within the Headlands consultancy team emanates from the combined knowledge of over 40 consultants coupled with knowledge gained from international agri projects. This proficiency has enabled Headlands to develop an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of all types of dairy farming systems and the competitive role these systems play within the global dairy markets.
Headlands is a full-service consultancy business offering consultancy and advisory services to agriculture – from grass roots through to the supermarket shelf. Headlands works with farmers, corporate and government clients; its point of difference being the organisation’s in-house knowledge and modelling capabilities to support agricultural enterprises to optimise business performance, resilience and sustainability up and down the agricultural value chain.
Headlands offers its services on a stand-alone basis and in conjunction with industry peers and partners, ensuring that its clients receive appropriate advice relevant to their specific situation and requirement.
Headlands ‘on the ground’ experience, in conjunction with a wide variety of corporate and government experience contained within its 40-strong consultant base, positions it to offer a unique perspective in areas such as:
- Corporate Farming: On operations, management, expansions, acquisitions and divestures;
- Institutional Investors: On international agricultural investment opportunities, production prospects, end product markets, consumption trends and valuations;
- Value Adders and Processors: On supply strategies and end market trends;
- Professional Service Firms (including accountants, corporate recovery service providers, banks and insurance companies): On credit quality, management personnel, management plans and operational feasibility, and workouts (including management – Governments & Non-Government Organisations: On policy including independent surveys and industry research.
Headlands is established as a leader in Farm Consultancy offering an integrated farm systems and business management approach. Headlands combines the group's wide-ranging consultancy expertise with leading edge technology designed to improve profit for dairy farmers throughout New Zealand, Australia and now South Africa.