Tasman based brokers: Derek Brown,
Tasman, Dairy Specialist
Mob: 021 226 2702
Derek was originally from North Canterbury and grew up on the family farm at Waiau, before heading off to boarding school in Nelson. His first four years out of school were spent shepherding and working on both hill country and intensive properties. Then it was back to Waiau and into the sheds, shearing sheep for the next four years. Farm management followed and Derek spent the next 12 years on two properties – one of which included a Simmental stud. Derek now lives on the Coast and has been in the livestock business for 12 years. He has been a broker with PW&A since 2007. In his spare time, he works with his wife on their leasehold properties in the Maruia Valley, running deer and dairy grazing. Derek enjoys supporting his rugby-playing family from the sideline.