After receiving more than 1458mm of rain over ten days in early 2019, Burdekin farmer Rob Ahern faced a significant damage bill, including the rebuild of his house, but says farm insurer Achmea ‘has been absolutely wonderful’. The monsoon trough which hit North and far North Queensland between 25 January – 14 February 2019, impacted […]
Help protect your livelihood with our Business Interruption cover Mark Vlaminckx (pictured), Chief Financial and Operations Officer at specialist farm insurer Achmea explains how our business interruption cover can help you get back on track if something unexpected happens. “At Achmea, we believe farmers cannot afford to be over or under-insured. Insurance is one of […]
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. […]
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” 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 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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
Protecting livelihoods through proactive risk mitigation is at the heart of Achmea’s approach to farm insurance. As Australia’s specialist farm insurer, we have today launched the Achmea Bushfire Risk Mitigation Series to help you prepare your farm for the challenging bushfire season. Over the next few weeks, Achmea Farm Insurance Specialist Mark Vayro will share […]
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".
As one of the major sponsors this year of the Sheep and Wool Show and Sale, Achmea is thrilled to be in Bendigo this weekend. Thousands of farmers, traders and members of the public will come from all over the country for the largest event of its type in the world. Hear all about Achmea’s […]
Take extra care and stay alert for cane trains says Achmea Senior Farm Insurance Specialist Alison Treston The 2019 Queensland sugarcane crush has commenced and our Senior Farm Insurance Specialist Alison Treston is encouraging farmers and the general public to be extra vigilant to avoid collisions with cane trains. “As farmers, we drive around six […]
“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.”
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.
Brad Cavanagh from Harden has been selected to participate in the inaugural GenAngus Future Leaders Program, a leadership program designed by Angus Youth and partner Achmea, Australia’s specialist farm insurer.
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.
Speaking with ABC NSW Country Hour, Ian Simpson explains how farmers can assess whether they have adequate farm insurance or not. He stresses that farmers should have their properties assessed if they're in doubt. He notes that disasters are inevitable, and that farmers should be prepared for the worst.
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.
Achmea horticulture specialist Louis Vrieze spoke about Achmea Australia’s heritage in the Netherlands, establishment in Australia less than five years ago and its continuing commitment to keep farmers farming in a recent article published in the Autumn 2018 edition of Soilless Australia.
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.