Jacawanda is nestled just off state highway one in Ealing and is proudly farmed by Sam Mallard and Tracey Thomas whom started on Emilius in June 2015, and took over the management of Jacawanda in May 2018.
This 249-effective hectare property is a grass fed only farm and milks 960 cows through an 80-bail rotary shed with cup removers supplying milk for Munchkin grass fed infant formula.
Prior to purchasing this property, Jacawanda was 420 effective hectares milking 1600 cows in 2014 it was divided into two seperate farms (Jacawanda and Emilius).
While still operating day to day the farm went under development including refencing, repivoting, regrassing and new calf and implement sheds and cow tracks were installed.
Staff: Sam Mallard, Tracey Thomas, Rajnil, Nilo, Daryl, Jia
Location: Ealing, Mid Canterbury, New Zealand
Shed: 80 Bail Rotary with cup removers
Irrigation: 90% Pivot Irrigated
Supplies: Synlait Lead with pride and Grass fed milk
Supplementation: 600kg/cow, 30% silage, 70% fodderbeet