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.
Manuka Dairy (Dairy 4)
- Effective area: 455 ha
- 1400 cows
- Production: 489,417 kgMS
- 54 bail internal rotary milking shed
- Staff: Assistant Manager, two Herd Managers, four Dairy Assistants