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Rotokawa is a 320 ha property situated near the coast 10 km south of Wanganui. The farming operation also consists of the family’s hill country farm, Awarua which is a 400ha property east of Taihape, bordered by the Ruahine ranges and the Rangitikei River. The combined properties complement each other very well.

A total of 3700 breeding ewes are run, of which 1500 are mated on Rotokawa and lamb in July and are ready for sale from late October. Lambs that are born on the hill country property are later moved to the Coastal block to be finished.

Alongside sheep breeding, Rotokawa also integrates beef finishing, cropping and dairy support into the farming system which all work in well together on the properties different soil types of Clay, Sand dunes and river silt.

The balance of enterprises make for a sustainable and enjoyable farming operation.

Rotokawa trading as Awarua Grazing Company Ltd


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