Brad and Ellie have been on their 330-hectare Mercer farm for over ten years. They milk 920 cows and are both passionate about caring for their animals and looking after the land. Brad sees them as the custodians of the land, rather than the owners, and as a New Zealander and father of four, he is committed to looking after the land and waterways on their farm. Cows are also a top priority of course, and all family and staff ensure they are in top health and any issues are swiftly resolved.
At Open Gates this year, visitors will have an opportunity to watch a milking and go on a farm tour. There’ll also be lots of fun and games for the kids. So, bring a picnic and make a day of it!