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Update from the farm gate: reflections from dairy farmer Matthew Zonderop

Update from the farm gate: reflections from dairy farmer Matthew Zonderop

15 Jun

The season started off slow with 8:30a.m. starts. But within two weeks of calving I was up to 90 hours a week with 9:00p.m. calving cow checks, and back to 3:30a.m. alarms. Luckily the weather was playing ball and the rains occurred during what downtime we had, the breakdowns were at a minimal and our part-timer was on board and doing a great job.

The surge of fintech in Australia: a report from the front line

The surge of fintech in Australia: a report from the front line

27 Apr

Figured GM for ANZ, John Gibson, spent some time travelling Australia and reconnecting with our accounting partners and hearing their thoughts on where the market is heading. See how the surge of fintech and adoption of cloud technology is changing the landscape of agri accounting in Australia.

NZ Figured farmers feature on Rural Exchange in March

NZ Figured farmers feature on Rural Exchange in March

08 Apr

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe from Magic Talk Radio's Rural Exchange speak with dairy farmers and Figured users, John Whittington and Matt Barr, to discuss the challenges their farm faces, how they tackle them head-on them with innovative technology, and the importance of working closely with trusted advisors to get a clearer picture of their farm finances and make better business decisions.

Update from the farm gate: a NZ farmer’s perspective

Update from the farm gate: a NZ farmer’s perspective

14 Feb

The season started off slow with 8:30a.m. starts. But within two weeks of calving I was up to 90 hours a week with 9:00p.m. calving cow checks, and back to 3:30a.m. alarms. Luckily the weather was playing ball and the rains occurred during what downtime we had, the breakdowns were at a minimal and our part-timer was on board and doing a great job.

An uncertain harvest could mean more financial risk for Farmers

An uncertain harvest could mean more financial risk for Farmers

15 Nov

How is the harvest progressing on your farm? This is the number one question farmers face as they monitor their final yields and approach the grain market season. Despite scattered showers over the past few weeks, harvest rates continue to push forward with high projected yields.

Figured on Air: Rural Exchange Radio NZ

Figured on Air: Rural Exchange Radio NZ

04 Nov

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe from Magic Talk Radio's Rural Exchange have run a trio of interviews featuring Figured. Recently they caught up with our very own John Gibson, Richard Wheeler from rural accounting firm Sidekick Rural, and John Rushton, a helicopter pilot turned farmer based in mid-Canterbury to gather their insights on the latest happenings across the rural sector. Take a listen to the short audio segments.

Taking stock of UK harvest season 2021: A mixed-farm perspective

Taking stock of UK harvest season 2021: A mixed-farm perspective

15 Oct

As the nights get shorter and tractors spend more time in sheds than in fields, it’s the time when farms can start to analyse what went well in the previous season - and what didn't go so well. We caught up with Ryan Gue, of Huddlestone Farmers, a mixed dairy, sheep, beef and arable farm with holdings in West Sussex and the Scottish Borders, about harvest 2021 and the implications for the year ahead.

Why Fairfield Eastern Bush switched their family farm to Figured & Xero

Why Fairfield Eastern Bush switched their family farm to Figured & Xero

01 Sep

After finding their previous farm finance platform painful and time-consuming, Jayne and Tim haven’t looked back since they switched their southland farm to Figured.

Why do I need Figured as well as Xero?

Why do I need Figured as well as Xero?

20 Jul

One of the questions we’re sometimes asked is “Why do I need Figured when I have Xero already?” It’s a fair question and one we answer through describing the unique nature of farm accounting. Our business started from the ground up as a cloud-first specialist agricultural tool. Figured starts where the standard financial packages end, and better reflects the specific accounting needs of farming.