Our shareholders form a group of innovative, forward-thinking farm owners and managers who are amongst the best in the world at what they do. Headwaters’ farmers have breathtaking, iconic properties and a genuine affinity for the land and animals, with many of their farms having been held by the same family for many generations past, and many to come.
Integrity is paramount in selecting which farmers have the management skills and experience to join Headwaters and nurture and grow our products. This allows us to ensure extremely high product consistency and timely delivery resulting in an outstanding experience for consumers.
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Moving their farming operation from Riversdale to Rissington, Dave and Binks McCurdy know all about change. This includes approaching the Hawke’s Bay summer like they used to the winter in Southland. “I have to say it’s much nicer feeding out in the heat, though,” Dave says.
The changes extend to their sheep management. They’ve moved from a commercial Headwaters ewe flock producing standard lamb to partial TE MANA LAMB production to 100 percent TE MANA production in 2018.
While Dave and Binks accept that creating a new category of lamb takes time, they say they’ve seen a number of immediate gains; the wether lambs being easier to manage without compromising growth rates, a 3-4 percentage point gain in live-to-carcase yield, and the motivation and inspiration from working with leading farmers, geneticists, marketers and chefs.