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Beacon

KEY STATISTICS:

  • 2015/16

    Season
  • 263 ha

    Effective Area
  • 391,744

    Production – kgMS
  • 1,490

    Production – per Ha

Beacon is a 263ha farm, currently managed by a contract milker.

  • Converted from a dryland sheep enterprise to an irrigated dairy farm in the 2008/09 season, an additional un-irrigated 54ha is used for growing kale to winter the herd.
  • The property neighbours both Lighthouse to the west, converted at the same time, and the original Synlait dairy farm, Robindale, to the south.
  • Beacon is located on Saunders Road, approximately 4km south of Hororata and 23km west of Dunsandel.
  • The property is irrigated by two centre pivots, has a 50 bale rotary with meal feeding, excellent housing and other infrastructure.
  • Beacon farms a herd of cows specifically chosen to produce A2 milk. This milk is sold on contract to Synlait milk as a specialist ingredient for infant formula.
  • Beacon is a certified Gold Plus supplier for Synlait Milk as part of their Lead with Pride accreditation programme
  • In the 2015/16 season, 904 cows produced 433 kgMS per cow.
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