Page 4 - Waitangi Catalogue ebook
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Tom, Wills and Phil receiving one of their awards at the recent Northland Ballance Farm
       Environment Awards evening

       The Bayly family Waitangi sheep and beef property, Wairoa Station, won the Northland
       Regional Council Water Quality Enhancement Award, Predator Free Farm Award and
       Beef + Lamb New Zealand Livestock Farm Awards.
       Beef And Lamb Award Judges Comments:
       • This is an impressive Angus stud with a consumer orientated breeding programme focused
        on using proven performance genetics to enhance commercial returns for buyers.
       • Soil limitations are well understood and management plans ensure the appropriate stock
        classes are utilised to minimise environmental impacts.

       • Significant wetlands and waterways are fenced and retired from pastoral farming to
        reduce sedimentation of waterways and provide a natural habitat for a range of flora and

       • Diversification of the wider farming family business into dairying, apiculture and hospitality
        is seen as a real strength of this business and part of a proactive succession plan.

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