- 865.5Ha of which 805Ha are effective.
- Topography – Predominantly medium hill country with the balance made up of flats and steeper hills.
- Summer dry.
Farming operation (Numbers wintered)
- 4300 ewes (Recording from 2200)
- 1400 Romney ewe hoggets and 250 crossbred ewe hoggets.
- 1100 ram hoggets
- 200-300 cows.
Puketiritiri is a farm of great potential but is proving to be an excellent environment to challenge our sheep. Very prone to predominant North West winds and with unreliable Springs and Autumns we’re subject to typically dry east coast summers ,meaning we usually run straight out of the dry and into tupping. The type of sheep we are breeding need to be robust and of the right type to firstly get in lamb as a hogget, then turn around and get back in lamb and wean to a high standard as a Two Tooth and in consecutive years. Puketiritiri also has very little natural shelter and with most of the farm at 1000ft above sea level it is very exposed to cold southerlies that frequent us throughout the year, making new born lambs very reliant on their mothers’ mettle and natural mothering instincts.