LUDF strategic objectives
To maximise sustainable profit embracing the whole farm system through:
- increasing productivity
- without increasing the farm's total environmental footprint
- while operating within definable and acceptable animal welfare targets, and
- remaining relevant to Canterbury [and South Island] dairy farmers by demonstrating practices achievable by leading and progressive farmers.
The 186ha irrigated property, of which 161ha is the milking platform, is a former university sheep farm. It was converted to dairying in 2001.
The spray irrigation system includes two centre pivots, small hand shifted lateral sprinklers and k-lines. The different soil types on the farm represent most of the common soil types in Canterbury. For more information visit the SIDDC website.