The Kidds own Whenuanui Farm – a 376ha sheep, beef and forestry unit on the edge of Auckland city.
It's a breeding and finishing operation and they run 4,820 stock units on 331ha (effective). They have a pine woodlot established on 18.5ha, and 15.3ha of regenerating native bush.
Earlier in the year the Kidds won the BFEA Supreme Award, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Livestock Award and Farm Stewardship Award for their region.
Judges commented that the Kidds "achieved impressive stock and financial performance while working hand-in-hand with the environment".
Particular areas of strength included "outstanding" soil, cropping and winter stock management to minimise environmental impacts; waterways being fenced, with raupo providing sediment traps; and having shade and shelter in every paddock.
The Kidds were chosen for the national title from the 11 regional 'supreme winners' at a dinner event in Auckland on 22 June.