2021 (we survived!!!)

Wow. What a nightmare. COVID 19. Lockdowns for 16 weeks (luckily we were able to visit the farm, but under strict conditions). Almost unable to walk with my dud hip .... a battery of medical tests and procedures .... finally a new hip operation in December 2020 and I hope to resume proper farm work in March 2021. I was on the tractor at Gisborne yesterday (23 January) for the first time in 2 months. Fortunately I had prepared both farms prior to my operation and on inspection this week both farms are in reasonable condition. The cattle are thriving .... best Spring ever and I had deliberately destocked last year after the drought.

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OK let's get going ......

I can't actually start working until March at the earliest (I have had to relearn how to walk, gradually take weight on my left hip, and as of yesterday I stopped using crutches!). But we are starting


We are not sure how the Pandemic will affect us. To date (May) we have been able to get most jobs done, although for 6 weeks we could not get anyone to attend the farm for service related issues. The

BEEF WEEK Open Day was held on Sunday February 2nd 2020 at 248 McGeorge Road Gisborne.


We had numerous interested visitors, and it was amazing to have a cool pleasant day, with grass everywhere, for BEEF WEEK.