Team Changes

Team Changes

We welcome Anna Vaughan as our new farm manager at Wairere in early August. Anna has recently been involved with New Zealand Merino research and extension, and with Merinos in Australia too. Prior to that she did some hard yards as a block manager at Mt Linton and as...
Record Lamb Prices in Australia

Record Lamb Prices in Australia

Supply scramble sets $256 lamb record By Annabelle Cleeland Australia’s lamb industry boom continues its record shattering run with lamb prices hitting a dizzying $256 a head at Ballarat sale on Tuesday. Opening bids began at $230 following whispers of a...
Wairere is home for the “Perfect Woman”

Wairere is home for the “Perfect Woman”

Young farmer Rachel Rule from Tokanui is the newly addition to our team at Wairere. She has also been crowned the “Perfect Woman” after winning Speights Perfect Woman annual competition in Wanaka during this year’s labour weekend. On its 13th...
KISS Success

KISS Success

Father and son team, Jim  and Brendan Varty, were worthy winners of the Wairarapa Farm Business of the Year in 2016. Jim was a shepherd, then a manager, who aspired to farm ownership. He achieved this through purchase and sale of stepping stone blocks near Masterton....
Sheep Industry Awards

Sheep Industry Awards

This year’s Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards was held in Masterton, Wairarapa, on the 6th of July. “This is the fifth year the industry’s top performers have gathered to acknowledge outstanding contributors in genetics, science and commercial...
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