Clare Burndred

Chief Executive Officer of Takanini Feeds, was born into the agriculture

industry. A member of Takanini Feeds’ Management Team since 2010, Clare joined the company in a day-to-day capacity in 2016 after 11 years as a business banker.

Clare was raised on a sheep and beef farm, with her parents running Takanini Feeds as well as their farm. Takanini Feeds manufactures stock feed through their own feed mill, has a group of retail stores under the Animal Stuff brand, and operates a freight and logistics business, with a fleet of trucks servicing farmers in the Greater Waikato and Auckland region.

A member of the NZFMA board since 2022, Clare’s role is to represent Category B (below 40,000 tonnes annual production) manufacturers in the North Island, providing member feedback to the board and also relaying industry developments to members.

“Food production continues to be a big part of New Zealand’s economy, and the agriculture industry is more dynamic and interesting than ever. Animal feed and the nutritional health and welfare of animals are key components of creating great food, something that New Zealand is known for globally. There are a lot of changes coming into the agriculture industry and it’s an exciting time to be part of NZFMA.”