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
- Effective area (ha) 330
- Subdivision (no. of paddocks) 56
|Rising 1yr Steers & Heifers||139|
|Rising 2yr Steers & Heifers||71|
|Angus breeding cows||200|
|Fresian Steers & Heifers||80|
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 lines||Completed|
|Water infrastructure phase 2Installation of Solar water system3 additional water tanks||Completed|
|Upgrade existing and add new races and tracks (vandys road)||Completed|
|10km of new fencing installed &5km of existing fencing upgraded/repaired||Completed|
|Fertiliser & Lime maintenance programmeIn place and ongoing||Completed|
|Maize planning & budgets 2020 -2021||Completed|
|Summer Cropping Programme25 ha||Completed|
|Wetlands and Kahikatea strands protectedAnd fenced off||Completed|
|Nga Whenua Rahui fencing and plantingAlong our waterways – Phase 1||Completed|
|Weed control and maintenance scheduleIn place – ongoing||Completed|