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 Alan Roulston, Hillend, South Otago branch

A 400-hectare rolling farm with sheep, cattle, outdoor pigs and cropping. Trees have been planted in riparian zones, for shelter, timber, wildlife, fruit and nuts, and aesthetics. Stock management, animal health, and lamb survival have improved. Alan has planted a wide variety of trees - native species, cypresses, poplars, Douglas fir and radiata pine - on the more marginal, steeper, parts of the farm. Shade and shelter are highly valued, and the farm is a safer place to work.

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