C. & K. Croft, Waipara

Stockgrove is a sheep breeding property in the foothills just north of Amberley in North Canterbury. There are areas of flats, rolling downs and steeper hill country and a maximum altitude of 163 m above sea level. Pastures range from high quality finishing mixes to conventional ryegrass/white clover to lower quality browntop pastures on the higher country. Typically, they run about 2,000 ewes, 500 hoggets and 500 trading lambs. Annual rainfall is 590 mm and summer droughts are expected.