About Us

Our three south Auckland stores are located in Drury, Karaka and Takanini putting us within a short drive of everyone from Howick south to the Bombay Hills. All of our stores are open Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings.

Poultry feed has become a very important part of Animal Stuff's product line. We stock Takanini Feeds’s famous Chook Chow which was developed from an old family recipe. The basic mix of NZ grains and soya meal has remained true to the original recipe however the micro ingredients have been refined over the years with the help of nutritionist Ash Gibbs of Vitec Nutrition. This ensures that Chook Chow has the best possible blend of grains, minerals, amino acids, lime, calcium and oyster shell grit to deliver a complete perfectly balanced diet for backyard poultry enthusiasts.

We have years of experience and knowledge within the animal feed industry between us, and are always willing to help our clients. If we don't know we will find out!

We hope you enjoy visiting the Animal Stuff web site, and that it encourages you to visit us in person.

If you have any questions about our products please feel free to contact us.

 

Meet The Team

Jeanette Poulson

Jeanette Poulson

Jeanette, who has been with us since 2005 so will be well known by many of you, runs the Karaka store. She's been living in the area for many years, and having learnt to ride at 3 years old and worked in the equine industry for much of her working life, Jeanette has a wealth of knowledge on horses and their nutritional needs. 

 

Bill Davidson

Bill Davidson

Bill, who runs our Takanini store has been with us for over 10 years! In his 'spare' time Bill rears calves on his lifestyle block, so is the calf-rearing go-to guru...and this extends to other species too. Also a local for many years, he has a huge amount of knowledge around the feed industry.

 

Betty Darby

Betty Darby

Betty has taken over the running of our Drury store from July 2013. A bred and born local from Bombay, Betty has lived in Franklin for most of her life, so is very familiar with local conditions and farming practices. Having grown up on a dairy farm, Betty has had the usual calf club experiences, and has picked up a good general knowledge of farm and lifestyle block animals and pets along the way.

Debbie Kidby

Debbie Kidby

Debbie joined us in February 2012 in time to stock and open the newest store in Drury. Now our Administration Manager based at the Mangatawhiri Silos for the busy calf feed season, you'll still see Debbie at the Drury store every second Saturday. Debbie is also a long-time local resident, and has years of experience in the farming and animal supplies retail area, and runs a couple of 'moo-moos' to keep the grass down on her own plot of land.

 

Jan Skinner

Jan Skinner

Many of you will recognise Jan from race meetings, Pony Club events, A & P Shows and school calf club days, where she represents Animal Stuff stores and the Takanini Feeds brand. Jan has been with us since 2010 and is involved in Marketing and Promotions, which includes Sponsorship and organising events for the company. Contact Jan directly on 0274 820 799 or email jan.skinner@takaninifeeds.co.nz