Waiatai Valley

This property is located on Waiatai Road, Wairoa and is owned by Nigel Tomlin and managed by Quentin Wilson. The property is summer dry with a rainfall of 1185 mm and heavy silt loam soils. 11 ha of plantain and clovers was established in autumn 2014 and a further 7 ha in autumn 2015. The aim is to achieve high performance with 1 year ewes over lactation so both ewes and lambs can be slaughtered in November. Animal and pasture growth are being monitored and further details and results are available in the Hub notes.