FARMING
FOR THE FUTURE

Passionate, forward-thinking farming

SIMPLE, SUSTAINABLE & SAFE

Rakaia Island is a large, family-owned farming operation with over 50 staff and 9,000 cows, in two locations: Rakaia Island near Southbridge in Canterbury, and Woodstock near Oxford.

The Turner family has a passion for simple, sustainable and safe farming practices. Rakaia Island uses a seasonal, pasture-based system with a strong focus on animal welfare, and the protection of the environment for future generations.

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OUR VALUES

FAMILY
“We are one collaborative and equal team that respects each other and does what is right.”
“Our communication is proactive, open and honest and we listen.”
PROUD FARMERS
“We are all proud of our people, cows, pasture, environment and sustainable practices.”
“We celebrate our success, have fun and share this within the community.”
MAKE IT HAPPEN
“We are all committed to doing what we say we will do and making the difference.”
“We are courageous to take risks and be progressive for the good of Rakaia Island.”
CONTINUOUS LEARNING
“As leaders we are all willing to give things a go, be open minded to new ideas and initiatives and support one another to continually learn and grow.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT US

  • Our business growth has been the outcome of our passion for farming, not the reason for farming.

    Dave Turner Founding Director
  • It’s all about building up relationships and rapport with people.

    Doug Turner Founding Director

OUR PARTNERS

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