Venue Types: Business

The farm was run down when we took over in 1992. It had been a small dairy farm and then a runoff to an adjoining dairy farm.

There was a serious gorse weed problem and pastures were poor.

The internal infrastructure of access, fencing and water reticulation were satisfactory.

Our focus over the years has been the control of weeds and improve pastures through regular topdressing and good management. This pattern of management will continue under the lease arrangement

The land class is variable with about 50% undulating easy hill and some flat. The balance is steeper country that needs conserving while there is also some good native bush. The riparian margins also need protecting and we have already fenced off and planted the most important areas. We are pleased to be able to advance this work of productive and conservation land use under this plan. To some extent the resources required to do so are released through the subdivision.

We want to share this ideal lifestyle with others who may have an appreciation of appropriate rural land use or who simple want to be enjoy the rural environment.

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