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Limestone Downs Open Day 2021

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2021Start time: 10.00 am at Woolshed Speakers will present in the morning. There will be a farm tour in the afternoon. Topics to be covered: 10.20 - Farm performance – Paul Mahoney and Mike Sarich 10.50 - Proof that sheep don’t like wet feet – Rene Corner Thomas (Massey University) 11.10 - Knowing when blowfly numbers are going to explode – Paul Brett (Massey University) 11.30 - How much soil is lost following winter crop grazing on...

January 18, 2021

East of England Agricultural Society

Trustees Robin Boyes and Simon Taylor presenting  first prize to the Newton Rigg 2nd Team who won the College Challenge stock judging competition at the annual show on 30 November 2019. The C. Alma Baker Trust sponsors the show each year which brings teams from all over the United Kingdom to to be involved in a stock judging competition....

May 26, 2020

Rural Living Article on Limestone Downs

Limestone Downs Farm is famous the world over for being a location in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. But Peter Jackson wasn’t the first to recognise its outstanding natural beauty – around the time that Tolkien was writing his epic novel, moves were already afoot to preserve the land in posterity. ANGELA KEMP reports. Chances are if you’ve fl own south from Auckland Airport you’ll have had a bird’s eye view of Limestone Downs. It lies some 15kms south of Port Waikato in steep hill coun...

February 21, 2019

Postgraduate Scholarships awarded to Massey University students

A number of PhD Scholarships funded by the Trust were awarded recently to Massey University students. The awards were presented by Professor Hugh Blair, a Director of C. Alma Baker Trust (NZ) Ltd....

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