North Canterbury

North Canterbury based brokers: Allister OrchardMark WoodsGary BatchelorAngus Ayres

Brokers

Allister Orchard
North Canterbury,

Mob: 027 534 5753
Email: allister@peterwalsh.co.nz

Allister (also known as "Alby") has always had a passion for livestock, with all of his younger years spent growing up on relative's Sheep/Beef & Dairy Farms in North Cantebury. Alby has over 28 years experience in the Stock and Station Industry with his first appointment as the mail boy for Pyne Gould Guinness Ltd in Christchurch in the late 80's. Allister has worked as a Stock Agent in the Kaikoura & Cheviot ares, before being appointed as Livestock Manager for Marlborough and Nelson. He spent 10 years in Marlborough with a client base and in his spare time he was running his 170 acre farm. Allister then gained the position of Livestock Manager for PGG Wrightson Canterbury/West Coast & until recently joining PW&A Ltd. Outside of work, Allister enjoys spending time with his wife Alex and their three children on their 20 acres in Loburn. He also enjoys Rugby, Hunting, Fishing, Boating & Skiing

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Mark Woods
North Canterbury,

Mob: 027 656 0835
Email: mark@peterwalsh.co.nz

Mark grew up and was schooled in Rangiora, spending his holidays working as a rousey and labouring on pig, poultry and dairy farms around the district. On leaving school, his first job was mail boy for a livestock business. He then spent six months in Golden Bay, assisting dairy specialist agents, before returning to Rangiora to manage a farm merchandise store for seven years. During his career, Mark has also worked for an independent parasitology company, as a TB testing field technician, and carried out quality assurance auditing for meat processing companies. Mark joined PW&A as a livestock broker in 2010, based in his home turf of North Canterbury. His out-of-work interests include skiing, cricket, shooting, fishing and hunting. Mark is also a regular on the netball and tennis court sidelines, supporting his family.

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Gary Batchelor
North Canterbury,

Mob: 027 489 3265
Email: gary@peterwalsh.co.nz

Gary spent his childhood in Nelson, before heading to Lincoln to complete a Diploma in Agriculture. He then moved to Taihape, where he had his first taste of the industry, working as a livestock clerk. Gary’s initial stock agent role was in Motueka and, after two years, he moved down the West Coast to service Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika. He decided on a change of direction and managed a farm at Franz Joseph for two years, before moving back to the East Coast and establishing his own livestock company covering the Ellesmere district. Gary joined PW&A in 2009, bringing with him auctioneering skills and 30 years of stock agent experience. Gary is also involved in running a saddlery business. Outside of work, Gary follows rugby and is a member of a local covers band.

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Angus Ayres
North Canterbury,

Mob: 027 801 2106
Email: angus@peterwalsh.co.nz

Angus grew up in North Canterbury and attended Rangiora High School. Outside of school Angus worked on a Dairy Farm gaining knowledge in the Industry. Angus then worked for one and a half years at Luisetti Seeds before joining the team at PW&A at the end of 2016 as a Trainee Livestock Broker.

Outside of work Angus is a keen pig hunter, enjoys watching the rugby and spending time with friends.

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