Operations October 2018

We plan to provide monthly updates now that I am recovered from my ankle operations and can actually walk again, and have recommenced farming. Plus finalising the sale of the land from our Berwick farm took up a lot of time.


- we planted a field of turnips at Gisborne. They are thriving, and we shall let the cattle to them in a few months;

- we moved some steers and NEO to Berwick. We have plenty of grass at Berwick...both for foraging and future hay production;

- we have commenced "biological" fertilisation at Gisborne and Berwick, using Nutrisoil;

- we have a field of lucerne growing at Gisborne .... being overtaken by grass, so we have sought agronomist advice who said to spread Phosphate to encourage the lucerne...which we will do soon;

- we have taken other agronomist advice re sowings and shall be planting brassicas as an alternating crop in the future;

- our sorghum crop at Gisborne has shoots and looks to be doing well;

- we successfully removed the last remaining vineyard at Gisborne under contract with the lessee;

- we erected new / reconfigured yards at both Berwick and Gisborne over the winter months.

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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

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

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.