John Martyn Junior sold Pencarrow, August 1886, to Cornelius Day, who had farmed at Ramarama and Whatawhata after arriving from Kent, England, with his wife and family. The 1,000 acrea were sold at £8 per acre.
Mr Day developed a pure bred herd of Jerseys, which had outstanding success in the show ring. Jerseys were imported from 1900 onwards, from Jersey and Australia.
One bull "Charms Lord Tylish" turned out to be vicious, nearly killing the local veternary inspector, who went into his stall.