Welcome to the home of exceptional calves and calf rearing.

We’ve been rearing calves for more than 20 years and we love what we do. Calves arrive on our farm at just four to seven days old and we pride ourselves on producing high-quality, healthy and happy animals in around 12 weeks.

“Calf-rearing takes a lot of time and commitment and you really need to love calves to do it.”

Over the years, we’ve fine-tuned our approach to ensure the animals that come through our gate are treated with the utmost care and attention. We’ve created specialist feed recipes to promote optimal health in the animals’ crucial first three months of life. Our farm at Tirau, in the heart of the Waikato dairy farming region, offers plenty of pasture and space. We are hands-on with each and every one of our calves to be sure good health is the number one priority. It’s all about giving our calves the best start in life and rearing for success.

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Have you ever wondered who buys surplus calf milk? We do! We specialise in calf colostrum milk, recognising its vital role in ensuring the robust development and immunity of young calves. Our commitment extends beyond just selling products – we offer comprehensive services, including surplus milk pickup, ensuring that no valuable resource goes to waste. We understand the importance of surplus milk, ensuring that it finds purpose and value within the agricultural community. Surplus milk pickup 24/7!

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for calves?

Our focus is on rearing healthy, high-quality calves. We ensure our animals are treated with care and compassion, and always strive for long-term productivity and growth. For enquiries please phone Chris on 027 265 7144.

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reared for you?

Ever wish you didn’t have to rear calves?. We will rear your dairy replacements or beef calves from four days old to 100kg.

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Have milk
to sell?

We buy a range of milk that is not suitable to be sent to the dairy factory. If you are located within two hours of our farm at Tirau we will collect. So, if you have surplus milk to sell contact us today on 027 265 7144.

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Latest  News

  • New equity partners join Top Notch Calves

    March 23rd, 2023

    Article in NZ Dairy Page 67 Article in NZ Dairy Page 66

  • SMASH On-line Winter Series – Secrets of an Expert Calf Rearer

    June 18th, 2020

      Earlier this month I chatted to Susie Woodward, Waikato farmer, about how we produce consistently good results from our large

  • Autumn Bull Rounding

    May 23rd, 2020

    A new perspective on bull rounding at Lake Farm as William captures the paddock action from his video camera and

  • Top Notch Calves Newsletter August 2020

    May 18th, 2020

    Welcome to our Autumn 2020 Top Notch Calves newsletter.  We wanted to send you a short email, a week into


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