Highveld Pastures

Highveld Pastures

Methven

Highveld Pastures was purchased in June 2021 as an existing dairy platform. The property is 230ha and combined with a neighbouring 106ha leased block, the farm aims to milk 1,100 cows this season. 

Irrigation is by centre pivots and a linear irrigator, with connection to the Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Scheme.

The business is a joint venture between the Camden Group, Waterton Agricultural Ltd, the Kilday, Maw and Coetzee families, John Donkers and Steffan Vermeer, who have all been involved with Camden Group businesses past or present.

Equity Managers Flo and Jen Coetzee run the day-to-day operations with support from the management teams at Camden Group and Waterton Agricultural.

Reynolds Road, Methven

Established 2021

1,100 cows

336ha

Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Scheme

54-bail rotary shed

5 staff

Management Team

Flo & Jen Coetzee

Equity Managers
Highveld Pastures

Terry Kilday

Director and Supervisor
Highveld Pastures

Leo Donkers

Director and Supervisor
Highveld Pastures

Glenn Jones

Director and Supervisor
Highveld Pastures

Travis Gordon

Business Manager
Highveld Pastures

Te Pirita Enterprises

Te Pirita Enterprises

Canterbury

Te Pirita Enterprises is a contracting group of which Camden Group owns a portion. Their headquarters is situated on the northern end of Willsden Farm.

Services include:

  • Cultivation
  • Direct drilling
  • Drilling
  • Ploughing
  • Precision planting

Tractors

John Deere 750A 6m Direct Drills

Two machines available when time is critical. Suitable for establishing all crops into all conditions. Provides hydraulic down pressure for consistent seed placement. Fertiliser and insecticide options with small seeds. Slug bait spreading.

8m Vaderstad Rapid Drill

Bio drill utilised for broadcasting of small seeds or planting two crops at once. Cultivation elements for reducing the number of passes pre-drilling. Fertiliser option available.

2 Vaderstad Tempo 12 row Precision Planters

Two 12 row Tempo planters available for fodder beet, maize and all other precision planted crops with section control. Fertiliser option available.

CLAAS 3400 large square baler

We have the ability to supply straw delivered on-farm. Quality product. Competitive pricing.

Cultivation Services

2 Vaderstad 7 metre Topdown Primary Cultivators

Utilised for intensive mixing and breadking down of clods after winter grazing, re-grassing and cereal stubble incorporation. A great all-round machine suitable for all soil types.

Bednar 10m Swifterdisc shallow disc cultivator

Suitable for chopping, mixing and incorporating of crop residue. Utilised for breaking down of clods and turf and provides a high daily output.

Sunflower Cultivator

8m cultivator used for finishing. Can be used with Vaderstad cambridge roller.

Sumo Quatro

Versatile cultivator with four elements that can be fine-tuned to adapt to a variety of conditions. Consisting of two rows of discs, staggered subsoiler legs providing full-width lift and pan shatter, two more rows of discs and roller. Up to 400mm working depth.

Case Quadtrac

The independent four-track design delivers maximum traction with minimum soil compaction. 500hp to guarantee cultivators can be pulled at correct depth.

8 Furrow Gregoire Besson Reversible plough

Versatile plough for high output performance.

Leveller and Roller Combination

8m wide for high daily output while also leaving a level and consolidated finish ready to drill or plant on. For use after the plough or Topdown. Folding fully adjustable leveller towing a Vaderstad cambridge roller with levelling boards.

Sharlands Road, Te Pirita

Management Team

Neil Costello

General Manager
Te Pirita Enterprises

027 922 3843

Gabi Costello

Business Manager
Te Pirita Enterprises

Leo Donkers

Chairman
Te Pirita Enterprises

Kohika Downs

Kohika Downs

South Canterbury

Alto Holdings Ltd was set up in 2009 as a joint venture with Tony and Anna Wakelin. 50/50 sharemilking began in West Eyreton, with 1,050 cows on 340ha.

After 10 years of sharemilking, 2019 saw Camden Dairy Farms and Tony and Anna Wakelin co-purchase a 501ha dryland dairy farm in South Canterbury, renaming the company to Kohika Downs Ltd.

The property is self-contained with adjacent land leased for dairy support.

Kohika achieved their target of 420,722kgMS in their first season of 2019/20, and exceeded their 2020/21 target by achieving 458,241kgMS in their second season.

Back Line Road, Otaio

Established 2009

1,050 cows

436kgMS per cow

501ha

Dryland

80 bail rotary shed

6 staff

Management Team

Tony & Anna Wakelin

Equity Managers
Kohika Downs

Terry Kilday

General Manager
Camden Group

Leo Donkers

Consultant
Camden Group