We farm Southland. It’s a nice way of life down here and home to our family of over 13,500 dairy cows, spread across 4,695 hectares and 19 dairy farms.
It wasn’t always this way though. Back in 1992, home was just 125 hectares for David & Kay Dodunski and their 216 cows. But things change and evolve. That’s what happened here and carried by a passion for innovation, along with an ability to efficiently produce lots of milk solids, things grew. Pretty soon the Fortuna Group became one of the fastest growing dairy operations in the lower South Island. Our operations perform in the top quartile of farms in Southland and we’ve earned a reputation for progressing farming techniques and implementing change.
The thing is, we’re just getting started. There’s a Management and Governance structure with a shared passion and the same values that have been with us since day 1. That’s a key point too. It’s that shared passion and a collective sense of purpose which drives us. We’ll continue to grow, purchasing and establishing more dairy businesses. But it’ll be done the right way.
We look after our animals, our people and our land. We look after our investors and we’re looking out for the future of farming. And we have fun doing it. That’s the Fortuna way.