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Massey University's Riverside Farm works to expand knowledge about pastoral sheep and beef farming in summer-dry areas (particularly Wairarapa). The farm also provides a facility for quality research, teaching and extension in sheep and beef farming.
Riverside Farm is owned by the Sydney Campbell Foundation. Massey University has leased the land since 1978 based on a 99-year term (with right of renewal).
Riverside Farm is located in the Wairarapa, giving researchers an opportunity to study aspects of farming under drier conditions than in the Manawatu. Projects on this farm tend to focus on sheep, with current research looking at the impact of alternative herbages on productivity of ewes and their lambs.
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Last updated on Friday 09 March 2018
The main block is located approximately 11 km north to north-west of Masterton, with land bounding SH2 and Mikimiki Road.
The Mikimiki block is located approximately 6 km west of the SH2/Mikimiki Road intersection.
Riverside Farm is managed by Tyla Petera