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10 december 2017

open gates

 

The Brown Family's Farm | Waikato

From the farmers

Hi, I’m Mark and I run the Brown family dairy farm milking 520 cows on 205 hectares in Pirongia called Aukati Trust.

My approach to farming is to strive to care for our environment and to provide high-quality milk and healthy food for future generations, like my four sons, who love being on the farm and really enjoy the rural lifestyle.

Our farm has been involved in a variety of trials with the purpose to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability, and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming.


Our Farm and Environmental Story

We upgraded our infrastructure to manage the dairy effluent including a lined effluent pond, a concrete effluent storage tank, and a feed pad.

The farm has retired eight hectares of land, to undertake riparian planting to reduce sediment and nutrient run- off into the Waipā River.

This required 2.7 kilometres of fencing and the planting of 80,000 native plants. We look forward to opening up our gates and welcoming you to the Brown family farm on December 10th.


Community Groups we are involved in

  • TBC

Our water initiatives

Riparian Planting

Riparian Planting

Wetland Restoration

Wetland Restoration

Fencing Waterways

Fencing Waterways

Effluent Management

Effluent Management

Retired Land

Retired Land


ABOUT US

FARM HOSTS

The Brown Family

FARM LOCATION

Pirongia


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