- Deliver superior risk-adjusted returns by consistently applying best practice and the latest proven research to lift New Zealand pastoral dairy farms’ long-term sustainable performance. Southern Pastures will be seeking water and feed security, as well as managing risks and optimising returns on a portfolio basis, and
- Enhance compelling underlying farmland beta returns with an alpha-driven strategy for out-performance against the market.
The practical application of the investment philosophy requires Southern Pastures to:
- Be best-practice industry leaders in dairy farming
- Be sustainable
- Maximise risk-adjusted returns
- Seek alpha
Southern Pastures is the largest New Zealand domiciled and managed agricultural fund available to Institutional Investors. Southern Pastures’ focus is primarily on the dairy sector where New Zealand is the largest global cross-border trade participant.
Southern Pastures was founded by a group of like-minded, ethical kiwis (New Zealanders) out of the desire to sustainably capitalise on future growth within the agricultural sector in New Zealand.
Southern Pastures is committed to responsible investments and is a signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investments (UNPRI) and the Farmland Principles (UNPRI Sub Group of Institutional Investors in Farmland).
With an innovative structure, relevant and optimum expertise mix and dedicated Investors, Southern Pastures is seizing the opportunities offered by global megatrends in unison with superior farming practices. From New Zealand’s sublime pastures to our grass-fed livestock, Southern Pastures produces healthy dairy protein of the highest quality, whilst employing Kiwis and delivering discernible benefits to all stakeholders.
Conveniently headquartered in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, Southern Pastures is never far from its farms. The North Island farms are three hours by car and the Southern farms are an hour’s flight allowing the farms to be regularly serviced by the directors. Auckland provides contact for Southern Pastures to keep regular contact with banks.
In keeping with its own best practices, Southern Pastures partners only with professional service providers who are amongst the best in their fields.
Southern Pastures is passionate about caring for New Zealand’s productive land and bio-diversity, and preserving it for future generations. Southern Pastures practices stringent animal welfare policies, including not participating in the live seafaring export market.
Our value add is to use innovative practices to improve production through the application of research and development, capital, financial and agricultural sector expertise.