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Te Taumata is situated at Gladstone, in the Wairarapa region of the North Island of New Zealand, 16 km SE of Masterton and 1.5 hours drive north of Wellington.

Te Taumata is a rolling hill country property in the driest area of the Wairarapa. The climate is very dry in summer and wet in the winter on primarily clay-based soils; average rainfall of less than 700 mm (28 inches).

Te Taumata run registered Romney and Border Leicester ewes, plus replacements and commercials alongside our registered Poll Hereford breeding herd.  All seedstock are performance recorded. Livestock are managed at very high district stocking rates under strictly commercial dry-land farming conditions, with large numbers of young priority stock classes.These conditions allow for selection of breeding stock with constitution and resilience under extreme conditions and with growth and performance for maximum profitibality in more favourable farming environments.

We focus on the production of sound functional animals with genetics for optimum performance and maximum profitability. It is important to us to provide all of our clients with hard-working sires, profitable genetics and good advice.  This is the basis for developing strong, long-term relationships with our clients. 

If you would like to know more about our management practices and breeding programmes feel free to visit us any time or phone Alistair on 06 372 7861 to discuss our programme.


JA & AR McWilliam,   Te Taumata,   150 Te Kopi Road,   RD4,   Masterton 5884,   Email: studstock@tetaumata.co.nz