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Property Statistics


The hill and high country properties named Forest Range, Breast Hill and Bargour are situated on State Highway 8 in the Lindis Pass, Central Otago.


18,500 ha total.
12,000 ha oversown and top dressed. Balance native.

Stock Numbers

  • 10,000 ewes
  • 5,000 hoggets
  • 450 rams

Stocking Rate

Varies between 1 and 2 SU/ha depending on whether native or improved country.


  • Rainfall: 660 mm annual average at the Forest Range homestead. Varies over area.
  • Temperature: Ranges from 35 degrees C in summer to -20 degrees C in winter.
  • Typical high country weather patterns of hot dry summers and cold frosty winters.


Predominately hill and high country with a complementary balance of low, medium and high altitude with excellent sunny, shady and dark aspects. Altitude ranges from 500 – 2000 metres.