While our focus is to support community organisations, we are also committed to supporting our farming staff to grow in agriculture. Our grandparents were skilled farmers who loved to share their knowledge with those new to the industry.
Today, we farm 6342 hectares of dairy land, carrying around 12,000 livestock. Our annual milk production is around 6,269,241 kgs.
As one of the larger farming groups in the Waikato, we continue that tradition by providing opportunities for enthusiastic, hard-working farmers to work with us as share milkers and contract milkers.
Many of our farming partners stay with us a long time, and then go on to purchase their own farms.
If you’re interested in a career in farming, and appreciate knowing your hard work will be benefiting the community in which you live, we would love to hear from you. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email HERE, and our farm managers will get back to you.
Neil and Vi rginia Eden worked initially for Lichfield director and farm adviser Harry Russell in Matamata. In 1999, a position came up on Hewlett block at Lichfield itself. The Edens applied for a higher-paying contract milking position further up-country.
By his own admission, Andrew Lennox started on the wrong side of the tracks. So in 1980 as a third former, Lennox was shipped by his parents from Hastings to the farm of Bruce Elliot. Says Lennox: ’We lived in Camberley. It was pretty rough. The Mongrel Mob were over the back fence, and I was in and out of school. In the May school holidays, my parents sent me to Bruce Elliot’s farm. I had never been farming before. But something just clicked. I picked up the shovel and I loved it. I kept coming back every school holidays – doing the hay and working on the farms.’
Paul and Rhonda Gamble took on one of the first Carter Holt farms purchased by the trust called Walter Dickie. But their life with the trust goes back over 20 years.
Trinity Lands are focussed on being responsible landowners. Our farms, orchards and forestry land comply with environmental regulations. We continually look ahead to see how we can improve through systems and technologies.
We want to leave a future for our next generation. We manage the land for our beneficiaries so there is a long term window that comes into our thinking.
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We farm 6342 hectares of dairy land, carrying around 12,000 livestock. Our annual milk production is around 6,269,241 kgs.