Somerset Farm - all-round excellence

O'Dwyer, Malcolm
August 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p29
The article focuses on Somerset Farm, a high-performing sheep, beef and deer property, nestled under the Canterbury foothills in the Montalto District in New Zealand owned by John and Betty Greenslade. The number of ewes, replacement hoggets, cattle and deer on the property are noted. John does not believe in side trimming the overhanging branches along many shelter belts because of the risk of snow. A brief history of how the property become a patchwork of two row shelterbelts is presented. It describes Bhutan cypress Cupressus torulosa.


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