The Redfern Family have been in the district for the past 32 years. Richard, Erin and their two children Hugh and Penny together with Hamish, Lizzie and their three children Toby, Oscar and Archie are now the third generation to run Aberdeen Farm. Hamish and Richards mother Faye and her late husband Michael farmed the property up until a few years ago when Faye retired in to Methven.
They run a 500 hectare mixed cropping and lamb trading enterprise on the banks of the Rakaia River. The Farm consists of 300 hectares of freehold land and 120 hectares of leasehold. With 150 hectares of land irrigated from the Barrhill Chertsey Scheme it gives them great options with rotations.
Aberdeen Farm grows a range of different crops including seed potatoes, wheat, barley, peas and ryegrass. When not busy on the farm the Redferns enjoy playing Rugby, Cricket, Golf and Squash. With Lizzie on the cricket committee and Richard as the President for The Methven squash club it is safe to say sport is a real passion in the family.