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GenAngus Future Leaders 2022 Applications Open

    2022 GenAngus Future Leaders Applications now open: Achmea Australia and Angus Australia are looking for the next generation Angus Leaders   Angus Australia and specialist farm insurer Achmea Australia are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2022 GenAngus Future Leaders Program for the next cohort of young industry representatives. […]
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2021 GenAngus Future Leaders Program - Applications Open

  Angus Youth and Achmea Australia, Australia’s specialist farm insurer, are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 GenAngus Future Leaders Program. The GenAngus Program will provide ten Angus Australia members and two New Zealand Angus members with the opportunity to participate in a customised leadership program to help them in […]
Achmea Farm Insurance

Pivoting to new technology for bull sales during COVID-19

There are enough challenges during bull sale season without adding the risk of not insuring your genetic investment. Protecting yourself and your assets is important and it’s a fact Lachlan James, Co-principal of Wallawong Premium Beef in Gunnedah, New South Wales, knows all too well. Lachlan recently caught up with Achmea’s NSW Business Development Manager, Stu Maidment […]

Bushfire-affected farmer back on track with Achmea

Neil Henderson made the switch to Achmea several years ago and is a valued member of the Achmea community. In January, bushfires destroyed his farming operation in East-Gippsland, Victoria, and along with Achmea Regional Manager Lori Vamvas (left) and Achmea Senior Farm Insurance Specialist David Ross (right), Chief Executive Officer Emma Thomas visited Neil and […]
Poultry Farm Insurance

Reduce the risk of fire in poultry sheds

Help reduce the risk of fire in poultry sheds – by Achmea Senior Farm Insurance Specialist Poultry Sector Leader Karla Otto. Our priority as Australia’s specialist farm insurer is to help support the resilience of our sector so our farmers can continue to produce fresh food for Australian families – particularly through these difficult times. […]
Achmea Farm Insurance Specialist Mark Vayro

Interview with Farm Insurance Specialist and firefighter Mark Vayro

Interview with Achmea Farm Insurance Specialist and firefighter Mark Vayro (Part 1) We sat down to interview Achmea Farm Insurance Specialist and firefighter Mark Vayro to hear first-hand about his experience on the ground as a volunteer firefighter. Passionate about keeping farmers farming in the Toowoomba, Lockyer and Southern Downs regions in Queensland, Mark was […]

Millah Murrah Paratrooper is "the perfect package"

Millah Murrah Paratrooper is the “perfect package” according to the proud owners of Australia’s most expensive Angus bull, the Cowan family. The Cowan family have partnered with Achmea farm insurance and have grand plans for the future. Ms Cowan said the first priority after their record purchase was to insure Paratrooper, using specialist insurer Achmea, who […]

Achmea's Claims Team supporting bushfire impacted clients

Achmea’s experienced Claims Team has been working tirelessly to assist clients who have been impacted by the catastrophic bushfires. Communities are facing a recovery effort on a scale never seen before, and as Australia’s specialist farm insurer Achmea is part this rebuild. Our experienced Claims Team is committed to the continuity of your business. Our […]
Achmea Ausstralia and GenAngus Future Leader Program

Applications now open for the 2020 GenAngus Future Leaders Program

Following the success of the inaugural GenAngus Future Leaders Program in February, applications are now open for the 2020 Angus Youth and Achmea GenAngus Feature Leaders Program, taking place in Melbourne, March 18-20. The GenAngus program will see 12 young beef industry members selected to take part in a three-day intensive workshop, followed by twelve-month […]
Achmea Farm Insurance Young Farmers

We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients

We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients during these catastrophic bushfire conditions. It has been an extremely tough week for our agricultural communities in NSW and Queensland and we stand shoulder-to-shoulder to help protect the livelihoods of our clients. We thank the NSW Rural Fire Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services for their brave work […]
Achmea Australia Farm Insurance

Achmea joins Prime Minister of the Netherlands during visit to Australia

Achmea, Australia’s specialist farm insurer, was honoured to join Mr Mark Rutte AC, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, his delegation and representatives from other Dutch companies in Australia at a recent breakfast meeting at the Sydney Opera House. It was a privilege to speak with Prime Minister Rutte about the significant economic footprint of Dutch […]

Bushfire risk mitigation strategies

Several major bushfires are affecting large parts of northern NSW and south-west Queensland at the moment. As Australia’s specialist farm insurer, Achmea encourages farmers to stay informed and tune into warnings issued by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. With an ‘above normal’ fire potential, bushfires can quickly […]
Sheep Insurance at Achmea Australia

Achmea launches livestock theft awareness campaign

As reported by the Stock & Land this week, there has been a sharp increase in livestock theft and rural crime. The latest farm related crime figures [June 2019] by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency indicate that in the last five years, there has been a 63 per cent increase in the number of reported […]
Emma Thomas Achmea Australia CEO

The important contribution of women in agriculture

In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay today, Achmea recognises the resilience and strength of women on the land. "Diamonds are formed under pressure", says Achmea CEO Emma Thompson. "...We are seeing female leadership emerging".

Achmea Farm Insurance Strategies to prevent haystack fires

Seven strategies to help prevent haystack fires

Seven strategies to help prevent haystack fires As Australia’s specialist farm insurer, we are all about reducing risks to keep farmers farming. We expect to see many hay sheds being filled in preparation for the seasons ahead. Spontaneous combustion is one of the leading causes of haystack fires. Now is a good time to review the […]
Peter Broekman and Emma Thomas

“Enormous potential for Australian glasshouse industry”

There is enormous potential for the Australian glasshouse industry according to Peter Broekman, Operational Director of Hagelunie, the leading Dutch specialist glasshouse insurer in Europe. Achmea has an international team of dedicated insurance specialists who travel to Australia from the Netherlands on a regular basis. This morning CEO Emma Thomas was thrilled to welcome Peter to Achmea […]
Farm Insurance Specialist Gerard Bennett with potato and sheep farmer Garry

Gerard Bennett with Crookwell farmer Garry Kadwell

Our Farm Insurance Specialist Gerard Bennett is on farm today with fourth-generation potato and sheep farmer Garry Kadwell at his Grabben Gullen farm near Crookwell. Mr Kadwell’s family have been farming since 1901 and made the switch to Achmea several years ago. They produce around 2000 tonne of seed potato and run up to 1800 […]
Achmea Farm Insurance supports farmers

Partnering with farmers to combat the big dry

“The drought is unprecedented, it’s the worst I have seen in all my years on the land,” she says. “The wait for rain continues and we sit down with each and every farmer to talk about what matters most to their livelihoods.”

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On-farm approach to insurance

Our Farm Insurance Specialist Stuart Maidment has been in Walcha today and said it’s the one-on-one partnership approach that farmers value the most about Achmea. Because the better we get to know the farm, the better we can support farmers to protect it.

Achmea Australia Ram Insurance

Merino rams sold in Canberra

Stephen Burns, Stock & LandA top price of $5000 was achieved twice during the 72nd annual Great Southern Supreme Merino ram sale, with 35 of the 56 rams on offer being sold.
Achmea Cotton Farm Insurance

How to keep costs down while protecting your cotton business

Keeping an eye on cost, and checking key expenses from time to time, including farm insurance when an opportunity arises, is "a critical part of running a farming business," according to Wee Waa cotton grower and 2017 Nuffield Scholar Daniel Kahl. Daniel said for insurance to be cost-effective it's important your policy is flexible, remains relevant and provides the right level of cover for the things that you don't have an appetite for covering yourself.

Achmea Insurance Specialist

Angus Australia and Achmea: a multi-year Strategic Alliance

Angus Australia and Achmea have a multi-year Strategic Alliance to keep farmers farming. In this article, Farm Insurance Specialist Allan Cowan describes Achmea’s multi-year Strategic Alliance with Angus Australia and how its unique insurance offering helps to provide peace of mind. By Allan Cowan, Farm Insurance Specialist with Achmea for farmers across the New England, […]
2018 Achmea Employee of the Year

2018 Achmea Employee of the Year

Congratulations to our National HR and Client Services Manager Elyse Haines who received Achmea’s Employee of the Year Award 2018 at Achmea’s annual conference.

Achmea Farm Insurance Specialist

Running Dry – interview with Insurance News

Achmea CEO Emma Thomas and Dubbo Farm Insurance Specialist John Malone spoke with journalist Bernice Han from Insurance News magazine to talk about the devastating drought and Achmea’s direct partnership with farmers.
2018 National Achmea Australia Conference

2018 National Achmea Australia Conference

The theme of Achmea Australia’s 2018 National Conference was Spring Harvest and we reaffirmed our commitment to keeping farmers farming – both in good times, and during adversity and change.

Achmea Farm Insurance

Backing women in agriculture

Nearly 100 women from the New England region showed us there’s a real appetite to achieve greater equality for women in Australian agriculture at a recent Leadership on the Land symposium hosted by Achmea Australia.

NSW Fire and Emergency Services Levy

The NSW Government has advised that the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), which was due to be removed from all NSW insurance policies on 30 June 2017, is to remain being collected via insurance policies.
Achmea Australia CEO Emma Thomas

Achmea Australia appoints Emma Thomas as CEO

Achmea Australia is excited to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Emma Thomas. This announcement comes after the news that current CEO Timo van Voorden is returning to the Netherlands.

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