Aramiro Farm

Historically Aramiro had been operating as a sheep and beef (devon) farm however, after a lengthy operational and financial review the trust re-aligned the strategy of the farming operation to ensure its survival for future generations.

The biggest change implemented has been the change of stock breed and class from devon to Angus high genetic heifers.

This change allows us to:

  • Target premium supply agreements resulting in better financial returns
  • Enter into Maori collective supply chains and access a wider pool of genetic animals


  • General Manager – Brett Te Whare
  • Farm casuals – Les Kereopa, Thomas Te Whare

Farm Areas

  • Effective area (ha) 330
  • Subdivision (no. of paddocks) 56
Beef Cattle 
Rising 1yr Steers & Heifers139
Rising 2yr Steers & Heifers 71
Angus breeding cows200
Fresian Steers & Heifers 80
Breeding Bulls122

Aramiro Farm Strategy 2019 - 2021

Significant improvements have been made to Our Whenua to support the Farm Strategy shown below.

  • Develop a financially viable farming operation
  • Implement accounting and visibility tools to assist with stock management
  • Build future proofed infrastructure that will allow for expansion of livestock and operations
  • Land restoration, development and enhancement

See the table here for farm strategic initiatives completed  or underway.

Water infrastructure phase 1Installation 35 troughs7km of water linesCompleted
Water infrastructure phase 2Installation of Solar water system3 additional water tanksCompleted
Upgrade existing and add new races and tracks (vandys road)Completed
10km of new fencing installed &5km of existing fencing upgraded/repairedCompleted
Fertiliser & Lime maintenance programmeIn place and ongoingCompleted
Maize planning & budgets 2020 -2021Completed
Summer Cropping Programme25 haCompleted
Wetlands and Kahikatea strands protectedAnd fenced offCompleted
Nga Whenua Rahui fencing and plantingAlong our waterways – Phase 1Completed
Weed control and maintenance scheduleIn place – ongoingCompleted
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