“My name is Stuart Lister, or some call me the ‘Silage Nerd’, Nutritech Area Manager for Eastern South Waikato, Central Plateau and Bay of Plenty.
I was bought up on a Jersey dairy farm in the Rangitikei then studied for a B.AgSc. from Massey University many moons ago before becoming a full time dairy farmer and breeder of registered Ayrshire, Holstein/Friesian and Jersey cows for 25 years. I have now been with Nutritech for nearly 17 years. My particular interest is in helping dairy farmers in my area to improve their Transition Management and Silage Quality. My interest in silage quality has also spilled over into growing quality Maize crops since HSR Seeds became part of the Nutritech business.
I live in the beautiful Waikite Valley south of Rotorua. Apart from looking after a lifestyle block with a few cattle, sheep and chooks, I like to travel to catch up with my adult kids and grandkids in Australia and Norway. It’s a great trip when I can see my family, go to a Trance music event and catch an iconic race meeting!”