Bryan Holmes Holmes Family Ltd

Holmes Family Ltd

Bryan Holmes of Holmes Family Ltd in Matamata talks to us about how they find Total Oils.

Tell us a bit about your operation?

We milk 700 cows, on approximately 200 Hectares property in the Waikato town of Matamata.

How many years has this operation been running?

It is a family farm; my father has had it for over 30 years.  My brother is in  about his 11th seasons and this is my 5th season here.

Have you always been in this industry?

I am a mechanic by trade.  Prior to this I was working in the mines at Kalgoorlie in Perth, specialising in underground diesel equipment.

What is the main brand and type of oil you use on farm?

Total Dynatrans MPV (Transmission Oil).  We use approximately 300-400L per year.

What is it about that oil that you like?

It is a very well priced product, but more importantly it meets all our equipment’s specifications.

What equipment do you use with this oil?

Mainly it’s for all the on farm tractors, New Holland and Claas.

How have you found dealing with Northfuels for your oil needs?

They are very easy to deal with and provide great service.  Delivery only takes 1-2 days and the product is delivered directly to my door.


Quick fire questions; 

Use 1080 to control possums?  No.

Who do you think will win the Super Rugby comp 2013?  Pass – it’s too hard to tell.

Steak or Lamb or Fish? Lamb.

Which do you prefer – Motor racing – fishing – cooking? Motor racing.

Most important piece of equipment in your business?  Cowshed, wouldn’t be able to do much without it.