Tahuna & Hiwiroa Shorthorns

About Us

Hiwiroa shorthorns was established with the purchase of 25 females from the Ryedale herd of Geoff Fausett in 2004. From there we have built our herd with the purchase of select females from a number of herds. In 2022 we brought the remaining Tahuna females having had a working relationship where the two herds had been run as one for 15 years. We are currently calving 60-65 registered shorthorns including heifers.

We are farming Hiwiroa the home farm at 150 ha and Newfields a lease block nearer Waipukurau which is 100Ha. Along side the cow herd we farm 1000 ewes to a terminal rams and some trading stock. The farm is worked by Nick and Claire who have 2 daughters Florence and Isobel. Jim and Trish are still actively involved but live in Waipukurau