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Hawke's Bay farmer Ben McNeill is a forestry enthusiast, growing a wide range of species on his exposed, coastal Waimarama beef and sheep property.
Ben also mills his own timber using a small 'Alaska'-style sawmill, maximising the use of, for example, thinnings from older eucalyptus shelterbelts.
Ben hosted a NZDFI seminar in November 2015. The farm visit was followed by a series of evening presentations in Havelock North. Watch videos of these presentations.
Waimarama, Hawke's Bay
Ben McNeill's farm is an extensive, coastal Hawke's Bay property, with great views of Waimarama beaches; dramatic limestone outcrops and exposed ridges with a higher rainfall than much of the rest of southern Hawkes Bay.
|Annual rainfall||1061 mm|
|Frost free days||271|
|Feb max temp||22° C|
|July min temp||2° C|
|Elevation m asl||280|
These trials are on private land. Please contact Paul Millen (NZDFI project manager) for more information email@example.com