Align Hinterlands

Hinterlands is a 525 effective hectare dry stock farm, which supports our dairy farms. Situated near Mount Somers, the farm’s hillside location means plenty of reliable rainfall – making it a great dry land property.

After purchasing Hinterlands in 2013, we embarked on an extensive redevelopment. This included recontouring, fencing, and 100% regrassing. Hinterlands carries all Align’s young stock, from 6-23 months. Cows are also taken to Hinterlands throughout the dry-off period.

  • Location

    Mount Somers, Mid Canterbury, New Zealand

  • Shed

    Dry stock farm

  • Irrigation

    Dry land property

Farm Team

Graeme and Diana Bell, Farm Managers

Hinterlands and our regenerative study

In the 2019/2020 season, Hinterlands started its transition to a regenerative system, with 10% of the effective area planted with mixed diverse species. Today, 100% of Hinterlands is operating under a regenerative system. Hinterlands is also working with Manaaki Whenua on the long-term benefits of diverse soil primer crops.