Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands - The Farms

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    Our Farms

    The farms are operated as individual farming businesses by Whakaue Farming Ltd, with the three farm managers reporting through to WFL farm supervisors, Perrin Ag Consultants, and then the WFL board. Each of the farms are expected to operate profitably in their own right, whilst being co-ordinated at a strategic level to optimise the farm assets of the Incorporation.

    Strategic Overview:
    • The livestock policies operated by WFL are designed to maximise both the profitability and the resilience of the farm businesses.
    • These policies also seek to exceed environmental standards and demonstrating innovation and leadership to the wider industry.
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    Sheep

    The WFL breeding flock consists of 8,400 Romney ewes (plus ewe hogget replacements), lambing between 130-140%. Lambing dates and management are designed to allow all non-replacement lambs to be sold prime in excess of an 18kg carcass weight, with additional lambs purchased in for finishing as feed and market opportunities dictate.

    Quick Facts
    • 8,400 Romney ewes
    • Lambing between 130-140%
  • Cattle

    Cattle

    Three different cattle policies are operated within WFL; the contract grazing of dairy heifer replacements and dairy cows at Tihi-o-tonga, production of breeding bulls for the dairy industry at Wharenui, and, since 2013, high value Wagyu x Angus beef production at Ngongotaha.

    Quick Facts
    • High value Wagyu and Angus beef since 2013
    • Bull Breeding programme

Farm News & Updates

April 20, 2017
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Feb – March 2017 Farm Report

    Wharenui Station: We have had significant rain over the past 6 weeks and feed is in abundance. Maintaining pasture growth rates and quality has […]
April 20, 2017
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December 2016 Farm Report

Wharenui: Average pasture cover is in line with expectations. We have only had 40mm of rainfall in the past 6 weeks so soil moistrure levels have […]
April 20, 2017
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November 2016 Farm Report

Wharenui Station: Pasture growth rates have increased significantly since last month with APC increasing to an estimated 2,200kg DM/ha as at the 15th of November. 17ha […]