Pemberley Farm

Cross brothers. Manager: V. Walpot, Aylsebury

Pemberley Farm, at Charing Cross, is a finishing farm about 40 km due west of Christchurch. The farm finishes about 17,000 sheep and 1,500 cattle a year on the 506 hectares flat land property, of which about 331 ha is irrigated by water from the Central Plains Water Scheme. The pastures range from pure legume swards e.g. red clover or lucerne to pasture mixes of tall fescue/white clover to more conventional ryegrass and white clover. Pemberley’s stocking rate is approx. 8 su/ha in winter and up to 28 su/ha in summer.