Highbury Farm


Highbury Farm

Te Pirita

Highbury Farm was originally a dryland sheep farm.

Camden Group purchased the property in 2015 to run as the winter/silage support land for Chiswick, Prairie and Willsden farms.

An extra 80ha is also leased from Willsden Farm as the winter/silage support land for Camden Farm.

It was connected to the CPWL irrigation scheme in 2015 and the property was reconfigured to a dairy platform – removing 8km of mature pine shelter belts, relocating the house, garage and hay shed, installing new access lanes, installing irrigation and stockwater system and increasing base fertility.

The property is irrigated by 4 centre pivots for 222ha and set sprinklers in corners covering 25ha.

Sharlands Road, Te Pirita

Purchased 2015

Winter grazing
Support land

254ha

CPWL supply water

Management Team

Paula Buechele

Farm Manager
Highbury Farm

Terry Kilday

General Manager
Camden Group

Travis Gordon

Business Manager
Camden Group

Burnham Farm


Aylesbury Grazing

Burnham

Aylesbury Grazing was converted from a forestry block to pasture in 2005 and was operated as an irrigated sheep and beef finishing farm by the Selwyn Plantation Board.

Camden Group purchased the property in September 2010 to use as dairy grazing for Camden Group dry stock.

It has been redeveloped to dairy farm level by upgrading irrigation, stock water, fertility levels, re-pasturing and fencing.

The property is irrigated using three centre pivots for 270ha, 4 single span towable pivots covering 65ha and set sprinklers for 40ha.

The farm carries:

  • 1650 calves from 1 December to 31 April
  • 1650 heifers from 1 May to 1 May
  • 200 IC heifers in May
  • 120 Jersey bull calves from 1 December through to heifer mating, then sent to grazing
  • 120 R2-year bulls from October to December, then they are used across Camden Group dairy herds to tail after AI
  • 180 carryover cows which are grazed and mated on-farm and sold to the Group farms if required.

Grange Road, Burnham

2010

Dry stock grazing

388ha

CPWL supply water

3 staff

Management Team

Kat Keppler

Farm Manager
Aylesbury Grazing

Simon Rabbidge

Associate Farm Manager
Aylesbury Grazing

Terry Kilday

General Manager
Camden Group

Travis Gordon

Business Manager
Camden Group