Welcome to MRB.
Macfarlane Rural Business (MRB) is a farm advisory company based out of Ashburton in Mid Canterbury, New Zealand.
Our independent farm consultants offer multi disciplinary advice to the agricultural sector including:
Our objective is to assist our clients manage their business growth by utilising our experience, knowledge, vision and network to package advice to match personal objectives.
Our challenge is to become the most credible group of farm management consultants in New Zealand.
We believe agriculture faces its most exciting period in several generations. Our excitement is tempered with the need for good risk management in a more volatile world. We enjoy working with the farming families and businesses who will take agriculture forward as the powerhouse of the New Zealand economy.
MRB was established in 1997 by Andy and Tricia Macfarlane.
The team now includes eight farm consultants, one farm accounts administrator and two office staff.
Rural businesses of tomorrow cannot be solely focused on food and energy production. They must also be focused on environmental issues, resource use, social issues including public relations, risk management, marketing and business development.
We are strong believers in the management skill of integrating many disciplines into a farming system.