STEVENTON

Ken and Sue Wragg, along side their sons Mark and Logan and their families, farm in the Canterbury hills of Whitecliffs on a well-balanced property called Steventon, originally settled by Jane Austen’s nephews, the Knight brothers and later owned by Freddy Broome and Lady Barker.

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The Wragg's run 5,000 Romney cross sheep along with 260 Angus cross beef cows. The ewes are shorn twice a year, using the traditional blades in the cooler months to leave some extra wool on for warmth.

The sheep spend the majority of the year roaming large hill paddocks overlooking the Canterbury plains, with plenty of tussocks and native scrub for shelter and shade. They winter on autumn saved pasture, purpose grown winter feed crops, and home-grown grass baleage.

ANIMAL WELFARE

Animal health and wellbeing are paramount to the Wragg's, with a mix of technology, professional advice, and simple stockmanship all contributing to happy healthy stock and a successful business.

The family feel very lucky to be on a farm covered in beautiful trees with a focus on native preservation.  With three QEII covenants already appointed they have a solid foundation to continue with their family's love for the land and environment. Over 150 poplars have been planted in the last 3 years for stock shade and land stabilisation as well as countless natives for bird life.

The Wragg's believe their property is not only a farm but also their family and friends much loved playground, a place to walk, run, ride, hunt, and relax. A special place for all generations to share and nurture.