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Heifer grazing new in Taupo

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A new dairy grazing site near Taupo will be focused on heifers, says the owner, Wairakei Pastoral Ltd.

Its 3500ha grazing site on Wairakei Estate will adopt best environmental practices, doing the 'right thing by the land', the firm says.

Kiwi Grazing operates three farms -- Tainui, Waimana and Tauhara – all new, on free-draining soils.

The preferred vet for the site is Tony Parsons, Taupo Vet Services, providing a "strong animal health focus". The company also has long standing relationships with other suppliers in the Taupo region.

It says it expects to record weight gains and animal health and will communicate these to its clients – including daily weight gains on each animal, Minda weights and regular reports.

Dairy heifer calf grazing is on offer December-April; dairy heifer yearlings are grazed after May.

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