The Station

OWNERS: Rob and Jenny Telfer, and Andrew and Nic MacPherson.

AREA: 2000 ha: 1760 ha effective.

AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL: 1341.02mm

SOIL TYPE: Predominantly pumice with sedimentary soils (derivative from grey wackey, mudstone and sandstone) in lower lying areas.

PASTURES: Brown top, fescue, rye, clover.

ASPECT: NE prevailing, East - West running.

TERRAIN: Medium to steep hill country, 60/40.

ALTITUDE ABOVE SEA LEVEL: Ranging; 350-500m meters.

 

STAFF


Manager: Rob Telfer.

Stock Manager: Jerry Cook.

Fencing and Maintenance Manager: Mark Ewart.

Tractor and Water Manager: Kevin Pye.

Cadet Cook: Tina Takarua.

Training and Operations Manager: Denver Palmer.

 

STOCK TALLIES

Age

Opening 1/7/15

MA Cows

410

R2 Heifers

150

R1 Heifers

440

R2 Steers

20

R1 Steers

180

R1 Bulls

85

R2 Bulls

50

Brd-Bulls

20

MA Ewes

4400

2th Ewes

1950

Ewe Hgts

2000

Wth Hgts

50

Rams

80

Killers

50

CATTLE

Cows

Angus Hereford X

Sire Bulls

Charolais, Angus, 

Steers

Charolais X

Heifers

Charolais X, Angus Hereford

Trade Bulls

Friesian

SHEEP

Ewe’s

Romney Coopworth

Ram’s

Romney and Landcorp Supreme

ANNUAL FARM OPERATIONS

Jan

 

  • Mark calves, Assess yearling cattle
  • Wean, dip, drench lambs/Draft works lambs
  • Hogget crutching, Assess MA ewes
  • General repairs, road/track and water table maintenance
  • Water system servicing

Feb

 

  • Saftey courses
  • 18mth cattle sale
  • Drench, dip and B12 lambs
  • General repairs, road/track maintenance, fencing
  • Fire wood

Mar

 

  • Shearing course
  • Select replacement ewe lambs
  • Drench lambs
  • Shear 2ths and lambs
  • General repairs, road/track maintenance, fencing

Apr

 

  • Rams out
  • Drench lambs

May

 

  • Wean calves
  • Assess and scan cows
  • General repairs, road/track maintenance, fencing

Jun

 

  • Drench weaner cattle
  • Shear old ewes
  • General repairs, road/track maintenance, fencing

Jul

 

  • Breaking in horses
  • Scan ewes
  • Shear ewes
  • Yard maintenance and repair fencing

Aug

 

  • Drench weaner cattle
  • 20th; set stock ewes

Sep

 

  • First lambing
  • 24th; spread cows for calving
  • Variegated thistle spraying (Heli), Fly on DAP13S
  • Drench R1 Cattle
  • Electric fencing

Oct

 

  • 1st; start docking
  • 1st; cows due to calve
  • Sheer hoggarts

Nov

 

  • Drench lambs

Dec

 

  • Mob up cows and calves
  • Shear mixed age ewes
  • Wean lambs
  • 22nd; cows mated to bulls