Philip and JJ Gudopp joined Waibury as off-farm investors in 2003. In 2004, their status changed to on-farm investor when they took up the operation of the Westhaven part of the Westhaven / Stonehaven farm. Previously the Gudopps sharemilked 720 cows at Iniskellan Farm at Culverden for five years.
Productivity for the 2004/05 season on Westhaven itself was 279,000 kgMS from 241 effective hectares. During the 2004/05 season 85 hectares of Westhaven was regrassed.
Philip operates a well balanced farming cost system based on the good of the cow and has always been able to produce a superior quantity of milk solids on a per cow basis. The Gudopps are well regarded in the dairy farming industry and their abilities as farmers are a valuable asset to Waibury Farms Limited.
Philip and JJ Gudopp moved onto Fenland farm at the start of the 2005/06 income year and have now achieved record production of 454,443 kgMS.