30 May 2012
A previously non-compliant dairy farm has been reconverted to dairying after several years of dry-stock only, and has quickly won the Supreme Award in the 2012 Ballance Farm Environment
Awards for Northland.
The Waldens have very impressive all-round farm development, management and environmental skills, the judges commented. In its third year of dairy farm redevelopment, the Oruaiti farm (near Mangonui) is milking 425 Holstein Friesian cows and obtaining excellent per cow and per hectare production