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Tapatoru

KEY STATISTICS:

  • 2015/16

    Season
  • 297 ha

    Effective Area
  • 440,559

    Production – kgMS
  • 1,483

    Production – per Ha

Tapatoru is a 321ha farm (297 effective ha) the property is managed by a 50:50 sharemilker.

  • Purchased in 2008, the farm is located on Waikimihia Road, 7km south of Dunsandel.
  • Tapatoru is a well set up unit with pivot and roto-rainer irrigation on good Templeton soils.
  • Improvements include four houses and a 50 bale rotary cowshed with Protrack and automatic cup removers.
  • Tapatoru 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 2016/17 season, 999 cows produced 441 kgMS per cow.
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