Business Rural North – Spring 2021
In this edition:
Ashgrove Farms has significantly expanded its operation with the purchase of Matauri Angus and shortly it will have its first Angus stud sale. James Parsons explains how the opportunity came up and where the operation is headed.
Wool’s still important to Ngarakau Farm but, after 121 years of it running pure Romneys, owners James and Virginia Kilmister have this year introduced a composite Kelso Romney bloodline to get their carcass weights and lambing percentage up.
Three Rivers Farm is set up to spread the risk inherent in farming with the business roughly split into thirds involving deer, cattle and sheep. When the call came through to Mike and Christie Ferrier five years ago offering him the position of farm manager on Three Rivers Farm, near Otorohanga, he jumped at the opportunity.