Trained as a specialist, McKenzie assumed control over his folks’ farm in Woodlands and changed over it from a dry stock ranch to a totally independent dairy farm for the 2015/16 season. He, alongside his better half Sarah, an educator, contract dairy products for McKenzie’s folks Eoin and Jayne.

Eoin remains a major piece of the farming operation.

On the homestead McKenzie milks 650 crossbred cows on a 220 hectare milking stage with three full-time staff. The ranch has moved to once-a-day draining this season.