North Otago, Kurow, Omarama
Mob: 021 656 851
Madison is from Rakaia, where he attended school before heading away to boarding school in Christchurch. After finishing school Madison began work in a rural merchandising store. As well as this he assisted at the sale yards after work to draft up sheep & cattle for the following days sale. Madison joined the PW&A team in November 2012 as a trainee in the South Canterbury region. Part of his role is to attend the Temuka sales weekly. Outside of work, he is keen on hunting and fishing. He also plays rugby and is a drum major in a pipe band.
Spike (Craig) Kendall
Mob: 021 656 290
Spike (Craig) was born in Geraldine where he spent his earlier years before shifting to Omarama followed by a move to Blenheim where he finished his secondary schooling at Marlborough Boys. Spike started his farming career at Muller Station up the Awatere Valley and worked on several other well known High Country Stations in the South Island. Spike shifted to Mt Peel where he gained his velveting certificate and discovered his passion for Deer. Spike's next position was a Stock Manager for Cheviot Hills, he then went on to become the Manager. After 7 years at Cheviot Hills Spike moved to manage Black Forest Deer Farm in South Otago, he remained there for 7½ Years. During his time in farming Spike has gained an extensive knowledge of all aspects of Velvet and Trophy Industry as well as a mixture of experience from high country farming to very intensive farming. Outside of farming. Craig likes to follow his 3 children and their interests, which include Rugby, Sevens, Touch and Dance.