The Onuku Maori Lands Trust farms cover a total area of 2,362 hectares of which 740 hectares is retired. The retired area is mainly in regerating bush. A further 121 hectares is in a commercial forestry operation. The area being farmed covers 1,542 hectares, split into five units - four dairy farms and a drystock farm - as described below.
The farms are managed by AGFIRST.
19 Northern Boundary Rd
51 Rerewhakaaitu Road
680 State Highway 38
Dairy one is located at 51 Rerewhakaaitu Road.
In 2020/21 it is milking 600 cow with a target of 235kgms
This farm is on a 50/50 sharemilking contract withcurrent sharemilkers Carlos and Bernice De los Santos
Boundary Road farm milks 250 cows and is milked under a contract milking agreement with Alan Rondon and Kiri Piripi . This farm was the winner of the Ahuwhenua Award for Dairy in 2018.
Dairy 3 milks 630 cows and is managed by Rob Cowan with 2 FTE
This has a target milk solid production for 2020/21 of 235 kgms
873 State Highway 38
Miraka Hipi is located at 873 State Highway 38 and in 2020/21 it is milking 1430 East Fresian ewes
We employ Rudolph Van Zuydam as manager with 3 FTE plus a number of casual staff.
Supply of milk is to Spring Sheep
96 Rerewhakaaitu Rd
Our Drystock Farm is managed by Gordi Wesche.
Sheep - Finish 14,800 lambs
Cattle - Trade cattle
Dairy Grazers - Carry approx 600 yearlings
Supplement - provide silage and hay to dairy farms
49 hectares of unpruned Radiata
56.5 hectares of pruned Radiata planted in 2008
12.7 hectares of Douglas Fir
Other smaller forestry lots