Hill country – backbone of the Manawatu economy

The  hill country between Feilding and Taihape carries a huge number of breeding cows and ewes, filling the Feilding saleyards week after week. Good returns for Lamb ($8/kg+) and Beef ($6+) have boosted confidence and this is seen by the amount of new fencing underway and fertiliser making it’s way back into the budget.

Richard and I were showing people around a new listing at Kimbolton yesterday and great to hear the roar a topdressing plane for the entire 2 hours. Snapped this short video – the farm being flown on is one we sold at Auction about 3 years ago and we were across the valley.



About Robert Dabb

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Email: robertd@ruralandlifestylesales.com
Robert has been involved in the rural sector his whole working life and in real estate since 2006. He has experience as a Dairy Farm Consultant and was the lower North Island Regional Manager (Shareholder Services) at Fonterra Co-operative Group from 2000 through to 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from Massey University. He has a wide network of contacts across rural industry and enjoys professionally marketing rural and lifestyle properties. Robert together with Richard Anderson formed Rural and Lifestyle sales.com in 2012