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Our Farms

Fernvale Genetics is a commercial sheep and beef farming operation. Our agri-business spans seven properties in the West Otago region, comprised of 52,000+ sheep and beef stock units. 

Fernvale Block

Total area: 760ha

Annual Rainfall:  800-850mls

Altitude: 260-540m asl
Use: Main base for stud, and as a finishing block

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Whitecomb Run

Total area: 4408ha

Annual Rainfall:  850-950mls

Altitude: 280-1402m asl
Use: Our main breeding platform.

Gem Lake Run

Total area: 6,100ha

Annual Rainfall:  872 mls

Altitude: 440m to 1420m asl
Use: Run for sheep and cattle


Dalmuir Rd Ettrick

Total area: 151ha

Annual Rainfall: 450-550mls

Altitude: 160-380m asl
Use: Finishing block for triplet ewes in spring or lambs in the autumn, etc. depending on growing season.


MacKays Block,  Moa Flat

Total area: 560ha

Annual Rainfall: 800 - 850mls

Altitude:  700asl
Use: As a run off for the run blocks.


Poolburn Block,  Poolburn

Total area: 247ha

Annual Rainfall: 800 - 850mls

Altitude:  430m asl
Use: It’s primary role is to finish 800-1000 of FG’s R2 Angus cattle each winter from July to October under Alliance’s Handpicked and Angus Pure programmes, with lambs finished around the sides as feed allows.

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