Farming for Hospice


Farming for Hospice is an amazing testimony to the generosity of the Waikato region’s farmers, and to the volunteers who coordinate it.

Why get involved
Farming for Hospice aims to raise at least 10 per cent of Hospice Waikato’s annual fundraising budget. With support from people like you we will be able to continue to provide our services at no cost to the patient as well as helping patients and their families live every moment and manage end of life care.

How it works
Any farmer in the Waikato can be involved. You can choose to sign up for any of the below initiatives based on which option suits you.

• Raise Weaners - Participating farmers raise a calf until they are weaned. Preference is for a Beef cross or straight Friesian calves. The calves are then sold, with all proceeds going to Hospice Waikato. All you need to do is commit to rearing a calf until they are weaned.

• Graze an animal to yearling or slaughter weight - Farmers who sign up to the Farming for Hospice scheme agree to raise an animal to yearling or slaughter weight. When the cattle have reached slaughter weight or sale age, arrangements are made to have the cattle sold and Hospice Waikato receives the proceeds (less the purchase cost, if necessary). All animals are tracked with Hospice Waikato ear tags.

• Cull cows - As farmers cull cows and send them to the works, they can nominate to donate the proceeds of any number of animals to Hospice Waikato.

How to register
If you want to know more please phone one of our Farming for Hospice Ambassadors; Cliff on 021 294 4940 or Lyn on 027 319 2355.
You can also email [email protected]

Please complete this form to request further information and we will contact you shortly. Please make sure you fill in all required (*) fields.

First Name *
Last Name *
Best Contact Phone Number *
Alternative Contact Number
Email Address *
Postal Address *

I will donate

Weaner calves
Cattle of yearling weight
Cattle of slaughter weight
Cull cows
Please invoice me for a donation to the value of...
I wish to make this an annual donation
Please send me some more information

Thank you to our Farming for Hospice partner...


...and to our supporting sponsor