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At Rabobank, we have a deep understanding of farming life and are passionate about supporting our clients.

They tell us again and again what they like about Rabobank and the many reasons they bank with us – from the value they place on their relationship managers’ close connection to their businesses and the importance of having a bank that backs them for the long term to the benefits of tapping into our well of knowledge and networks.

Here’s what our clients have to say about us.

Will MacSmith, Sheep Producer, Orange

Will MacSmith, Sheep Producer, Orange

Sheep producer Will MacSmith developed an automated feeding system to measure sheep live weight and individual intake in real time.


Will MacSmith, Sheep Producer, Orange

Deane and Henry Goode, Sheep and Wool Producers, Kingston

The Goode family are creating a premium for their wool in overseas markets through genetics and breeding.


Ian Stanley, Grain Grower, Marmion

Ian Stanley, Grain Grower, Marmion

Ian is using waste from eucalyptus oil and turning it into renewable energy, which could potentially be enough to run their farming operation.


Barry Irvin, Dairy farmer & Executive Chairman of Bega Cheese, Bega

Barry Irvin, Dairy Farmer & Executive Chairman of Bega Cheese, Bega

As a farmer and the head of Bega Cheese, Barry understands the importance of leaving the land in a better order for the next generation.

Greg and Sally Chappell, Beef Producers, Glenn Innes

Greg and Sally Chappell, Beef Producers, Glenn Innes

African Love Grass may be a weed for some farmers, but for Greg and Sally it has become a valuable source of high protein feed.


Ian Gourley, Dryland Cotton Grower, Narrabri

Ian Gourley, Dryland Cotton Grower, Narrabri

Ian is part of a local group working to find long term solutions to improve moisture held in soil.


Jamie and Melita Jurgen, Horticulture and Cane Growers, Bowen

Jamie and Melita Jurgen, Horticulture and Cane Growers, Bowen

On their farm Jamie and Melita are passionate about increasing soil health, while creating an environmentally friendly eco system.

David and Danielle Statham, Supply Chain Innovation, Moree

David and Danielle Statham, Supply Chain Innovation, Moree

David and Danielle created Fibre Trace, a tool to assist with tracing their cotton through the entire supply chain from farm to garment.


James Walch, Sheep Producer, Campbell Town

James Walch, Sheep Producer, Campbell Town

James has a strong Landcare ethos and has been working with nature to encourage the return of endangered native grassland.


Edwina Beveridge, Pig Producer, Young

Edwina Beveridge, Pig Producer, Young

Edwina has turned waste into a valuable resource using methane from the piggery as renewable energy which powers a whole farming operation.


Steven, Freda & Pieter-Taco Bierema, Intensive Cropping, Ashburton

Steven, Freda & Pieter-Taco Bierema, Intensive Cropping, Ashburton

Advocates of early adaptors of technology, the Bierema’s are always looking to find the right balance between sustainability and profitability.

Campbell Tait, Dairy Farmer, Ashburton

Campbell Tait, Dairy Farmer, Ashburton

Water efficiency is a critical part of Campbell’s success, so he set up his farm with pivots, moisture probes and variable rate irrigators to improve sustainability.


Cook Family

Cook Family, Dandaragan

After questioning their traditional farming practices David and Joan Cook eventually made the bold decision in 2000 to become one of the early adopters of organic production.

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Corkhill Family

Quartermaine Family, Dowerin

Modern farming methods have been a game changer in moisture management and have been key to the Quartermaines achieving decent yields despite unpredictable weather.

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Corkhill Family

de Bondt Family, South Gippsland

Con and Deanna de Bondt did not think of themselves as ‘organic people’, but now they have turned their once conventional dairy farm into a Certified Organic Dairy Business.

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Corkhill Family

Harvey Family, Western Flat

South Australian sheep producers Martin and Kirsty Harvey have weathered many challenges over the years but are now reaping the rewards of taking calculated risks.

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Corkhill Family

Ranford Family, Eyre Peninsula

Whether it is a hot pink chaser bin to raise awareness of breast cancer or trialling warm season crops in winter, Ben and Kathy Ranford don’t shy away from trying something new.

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Corkhill Family

Modra Family, Port Lincoln

When South Australian farmer Mark Modra talks about his cropping and livestock enterprise, there are common threads throughout: sustainability, simplicity, resilience.

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Corkhill Family

Griffin Family, Westbury

The Griffin family’s love of dairy farming dates back to 1920 when Chris’ grandfather bought a 52 hectare dairy farm, “Springdale”, in Westbury, in the Gippsland region of Victoria.

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Corkhill Family

Finger Family, Gippsland

Starting your own business from scratch is tough – but Simon and Lauren Finger have not only survived… they’ve thrived.


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Corkhill Family

Corkhill Family, Boorowa

While livestock and in particular wool remains the primary business of the Corkhill family, the latest generation is not resting on these foundations.


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Pirrottina Family

Kadwell Family, Crookwell

The high elevation and relative isolation of the region has made it a haven for growing vegetable crops with little disease pressure.

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Minnamurra Pastoral Company

Minnamurra Pastoral Company, NSW

David Reid, part owner, Minnamurra Pastoral Company had not thought of changing his herd dynamics until his then GM visited the US and Canada.

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Pirrottina Family

Pirrottina Family, WA

Growing up on a coral atoll 70km out in the Indian Ocean would be an unusual upbringing by most standards, but not for Justin Pirrottina.

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Glenlee Cattle Company

Glenlee Cattle Company, Rockhampton

With 30 years’ experience in the beef industry, Rockhampton cattle producer Geoff Coombes knows a good beast when he sees one.

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Barham Avocados

Barham Avocados, Barham

Tim and Katrina Meyers know their irrigation has to be accurate, so they use a moisture probe connected to their smart phone.

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The Grove

The Grove, Condamine

On his Queensland property, The Grove Condamine, Godfrey Morgan recognises that flexibility is the doorway to success.

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G Spinks Nominees

G Spinks Nominees, Kyalite

As global demand for protein continues to grow, third generation farmer Gavin and Andrea Spinks are honing their own lamb production. 

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Bowles Farm

Bowles Farm, Mead

Victorian dairy farmers Gary and Diane Bowles believe improving genetics in their herd is the catalyst for both increased production and profitability. 

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Huon Aquaculture, Tasmania

Huon Aquaculture have been involved in the Tasmanian salmon farming industry from the beginning, but it was by no means an overnight success.

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Gallagher Family, Innisfail

The path that Pat Gallagher took to become patriarch of one of the biggest family owned banana operations in Australia is not your traditional one..."

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Armitgate Family

Armitage Family, Cecil Plains

Stuart Armitage is a man who is passionate about Australia's cotton industry. For the past 40 years, Stuart's family has farmed 'Wamara, ..."

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Sorace Family, Yarra Valley

Meeting the growing demands of consumers is not only a challenge, it's a must for any business to succeed. Vince Sorace, a strawberry producer .. "

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Rabobank client - Heinrich family

Heinrich Family, Black Springs

His forefathers built on the prosperity enjoyed by the wool industry in the first half of last century, but fifth generation grain and... "

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Cossar Family, Charlton

David and Jennifer Cossar run a hay and cropping operation around 15 minutes south of Charlton, a town that has overcome its fair share... "

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Grapeland, Robinvale

This recipe for an effective family business seems to be a successful one for the Costantinos and from their humble 20 acre beginnings ..."

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Proteaflora, Monbulk

David Mathews of Proteaflora, the largest Protea nursery in Australia says his family fell into growing Proteas almost by accident ... "

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Ferguson Family, Toowoomba

When looking at the history of Glenn Oaks Santa Gertrudis breeders, Wendy and Scott Ferguson, it could easily be argued that their lineage is... "

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Australian case study

Ingram Family, Emerald

"Cautiously optimistic’, it’s an overused phrase, but for many farmers cropping in Central Queensland (CQ), it captures the current emotions perfectly..."

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Gordon Family, Cohuna

For Victorian dairy farmers Ross and Janette Gordon, 2016 has been one of their tougher years. Their farm, south-west of Cohuna in Victoria, supplies ..."

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Caudo Family, Cadell

When Western Australian mining industry business owners and keen water skiers Christine and Joe Caudo came across a small farm on the... "

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Chalker Family, Cowra

After six generations farming sheep on the Wombeyan Caves in New South Wales, Peter and Alison Chalker made the decision to head west..."

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Rabobank client - Mayer family

Mayer Family, Banksmeadow

While F Mayer now employs 160 people and is an Australian market leader in gourmet food imports joint Managing Director Robbie Mayer... "

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Rabobank client - Scotney family

Scotney Family, Moora

John Scotney was working as an accountant in London in the early 90s when his father called him home with the opportunity to... "

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