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B24

KEY STATISTICS:

  • 2015/16

    Season
  • 174 ha

    Effective Area
  • 227,172

    Production – kgMS
  • 1,306

    Production – per Ha

B24 is a 186ha farm run by a manager and three permanent team members.

  • Located on Illingworth Road, Te Pirita, 17km west of Dunsandel, the farm commenced production in the 2009/10 season.
  • B24 is named after the bomber planes which operated from the airfield developed on the farm in WW2.
  • The property is pivot irrigated, with a 40 bale herringbone cowshed, excellent housing and other infrastructure.
  • The farm is trialing a new system for Synlait Farms, managing all lower PW cows from the other Synlait farms. This herd uses Wagyu semen and sells 4 day old Wagyu calves, rather than retaining heifer replacement calves. These calves are reared for superior beef.
  • B24 supplies Synlait milk through the Grassfed supplier contract, which allows the farm to earn a premium over and above the base milk price. No grain or imported feeds can be fed as part of this farm system.
  • In the 2015/16 season, 520 cows produced 437 kgMS per cow.
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