MS & KT Rural

  • 609 Mangaotaki Road, Piopio, New Zealand

Rotomate is located 5 minutes drive from Piopio town up the Mangaotaki Valley.   

 It is farmed and owned by Mat Sherriff and Kim Tatham

Rotomate has been in the Tatham family for 78 years, with our kids Max and Zoe being the fourth generation to live on the farm.

Currently we are farming 1150 hectares:

                                                800ha,   700ha Effective Land we own

                                                350ha, 200ha Effective Maori Lease 


We Farm


3000 Romney Ewes

700 replacement Hogget’s

We lamb 140% with all the surplus lambs being sold fat



550 Friesian Bulls purchased as 100kg weaners and fattened to 550kg at 18 months sold to works

150 beef cows calving 90%. All progeny are fattened and sold to works heifers at 18 months and steers at 26 Months.


Off Farm

Kim is a dentist and we own and run Piopio Dental. With Kim bing the sole dentist.

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