Dairy 1 bounds the Manawatu River. It is managed as a profitable, low input, sustainable pasture-based dairy farm with a Once-a-Day (OAD) milking, spring calving system. It is a collaborative 'living research farm' project.
The largest of Massey's dairy farms, research on Dairy4 focuses on the extension of innovative pastoral dairy technology systems. A seasonal supply dairy farm, it utilises a pasture-based production system.
Tuapaka is divided into two blocks - a 111ha unit of predominantly flat ground (bulls from weaners to 18 months), and a hill unit of 365ha (bull beef system). Includes several windmills on the top hill country farm.