Rakaia Island is a forward-thinking farming business owned by the Turner family. The farm has over 50 staff and 9,000 KiwiCross cows, in two locations: Rakaia Island near Southbridge in Canterbury, and Woodstock near Oxford in North Canterbury. The business comprises six Dairy Units and a (Dry Stock) Dairy Support Unit.
Rakaia Island has a 2275 hectare milking platform and 4700 hectares of support land. In the 2016/2017 season, Rakaia Island prided itself on supplying 3.3 million kgsMS of quality milk to Fonterra.
Willow Dairy (Dairy 1)
- Effective area: 393 ha
- 1400 cows
- Production: 560,176 kgMS
- 54 bail internal rotary milking shed
- Staff: Farm Manager, Assistant Manager, five Dairy Assistants