Matthew Paton

Senior Agronomist/Key Account Manager
027 443 4701

Part of the team since 2007, Matthew started out as one of our shop assistants before he became an agronomist in 2011. Now specialising in all aspects of forage agronomy, Matthew goes out on farm visits to identify issues in pasture, forage and crop systems for our clients. He then advises them on the best holistic solutions and responses, and helps source and implement these so they can get a higher return from their land.


Nick Walters

027 244 4057

Having worked as a technical field rep within the arable sector since 2002, Nick partners with a broad range of our dairy, sheep and beef clients. Specialising in arable production crops, including brassica, cereal, ryegrass and other small seed production, the pastural knowledge Nick has gained over the years is invaluable to our clients. Working for the likes of Germinal Seeds, PGG and PGW in both the North and South Islands, Nick brings an in-depth, well-rounded view of New Zealand agriculture to his role here at North Otago Pastoral Services.


Nathan Paton

021 109 1087

After completing his BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science in 2007, Nathan worked in various roles on sheep, beef and dairy farms throughout Canterbury and Otago. He even did a stint at Lincoln University as a research assistant for dairy nutrition.

Since joining North Otago Pastoral Services in 2016, Nathan has been offering agronomic advice to farmers on seed and chemical use, helping them form tangible plans that fit in with their crop rotations, weed and pest control systems, and re-grassing processes.