Farm Description

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.

Aaron and Tammy Bunt have been Managers on Fenland for Philip and JJ for 7 years and in 2013 purchased shares in this farming operation with the desire to operate there own farm for Waibury in the near future.

During the 2014/15, 15/16 season Fenland was effectively converted from Border Dyke irrigation to a fully pivoted spray irrigated operation where we picked up over 40 ha of effective land.

Whilst completing this we gave the dairy shed a make over and also installed a new twin saucer Plucks effullent system and a second lineon the pivot to spread the waste water.

This farm is looking extermly smart and is producing the goods and will be an interesting property to monitor over the next few years as to where production gets to.

Farm Information
Total ha: 358
Shares held: 480,806
Cows to calve: 1180
Irrigation: Pivot Spray (5)94%
Sprinklers 6%
Dairy Shed: 60 Rotary
Modern Houses: 2
Other Houses: 4
Production History

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