The Poukawa Valley is framed by limestone hills which are used primarily for livestock. Contained in the valley are some of Brownrigg Agriculture’s most outstanding land resources: fertile cropping flats with plentiful artesian water and, in the centre of the valley surrounding Lake Poukawa, moist peat flats. These lands are utilised for a wide range of crops, along with livestock finishing.
The Brownrigg Agriculture Poukawa Valley farms include Homeblock, Ngawhakatatara and, slightly to the North, Te Mahanga. Further up the valley is the On-Farm Research farm.