We operate six separate farm units, including:
- two dairy units
- two sheep and beef farms
- a small deer breeding and finishing unit
- a mixed enterprise sheep, beef and dairy support farm.
In total just over 2,000 hectares is farmed. The majority of the farmland is adjacent to Manawatū campus in Palmerston North, but one sheep and beef property is located a short distance away in the Manawatū district and another property in the Wairarapa District.
In total the farms winter approximately:
- 850 dairy cows
- 8,500 sheep
- 800 beef cattle
- 200 deer.
Dairy 1, near our Manawatū campus, is a working farm providing smart, sustainable dairying solutions through research.
Dairy 4, near our Manawatū campush, is a working farm providing smart, sustainable dairying solutions through research.
The deer unit is mainly used as a teaching farm for vet students, along with some studies such as parasite research.
The Sheep, Beef and Cattle Research Unit (SBCRU) provides Massey with sheep and beef farming research opportunities.
Riverside Farm is a leased sheep and beef property near Masterton in the Wairarapa – one large and one small block.
Tuapaka Farm is a sheep and beef hill country farm near Palmerston North run as two blocks – a flat and a hill unit.