Area: 1,500ha – 1,400ha effective
Stock Units: 11,000
Number of permanent staff: Three
Situated in the Bideford area of Wairarapa, Hadleigh (1,050ha) and neighbouring Mt Clyde (450ha) are run as one farm. It is mainly medium-hill country with some steeper areas predominantly on Mt Clyde.
The existing 8,500 Wairere Romney flock has been retained and Hadleigh’s primary focus is operating as a breeding unit. Trading cattle are used in addition to the base beef cow herd of 180-200.
While Wairarapa summers can be dry, Hadleigh will send most its lambs to our South Island farms for finishing.