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$6,510,000 + GST (if any)

Well Set Up Dairy Unit

All the hard work has been done. Willowbank is a very tidy and well presented dairy farm located at Opio, north of Wreys Bush and approximately 40kms to Winton.
This property has undergone an extensive re-grassing programme with 80% of the farm in new pasture over the last four years. Flat to gentle contour and complemented by an excellent balance of soil types and mature shelter throughout the property. This season milking 535 cows and forecasting 280,000kg MS. A 30 aside herringbone cowshed with good flow and an in-shed meal feeding system installed. The milk cooling system has been upgraded, as well as a new 3 million litre lined effluent pond.
This property boasts three good houses, with the main home being four bedrooms, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge, recently re-furbished and heated by fireplace and heatpump.

Land Area

186 ha

Nearest Town

Winton 40km, Invercargill 70km.

Primary School

Nightcaps, bus at gate.

Secondary School

Central Southland College, bus at gate.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number


Present Condition ( areas approx):

12.5ha of new grass (direct drill grass to grass) sown November 2018. Remaining in permanent pasture. Approximately 2.5ha beside river of undeveloped ground.

Contour Description:

Predominately flat, slight terrace.

Soil Types:

Mossburn & Tuatapere

Average Rainfall



Small amount of gorse on boundary - has been sprayed.

Main Paddocks


Holding Paddocks


Water Supply

Sourced ex bore on river side of the farm (200ml culvert pipe) pumped to three holding tanks at cowshed, 40mm water line to troughs and main house. Shed on same supply.
House two and House three tank supply with bore option. Renewed water permit from Environment Southland until August 2027.


New discharge consent in place (expires August 2027) for 580 cows. Gravity fed to 30,000L in-ground tank (with stirrer) then pumped to irrigator or to lined pond (3 million litre storage), and applied via umbilicle system.


As per Ravensdown recommendations on file.

Nitrogen used


Access & Roads

Wreys Bush Mossburn Road. Well formed internal lanes.


Approximately 100 tonne silage/baleage.

Additional Feed Purchased

Normally 1 tonne/cow - in shed feeding. Details on file.

Supplement made on Farm

100 tonne


Four bedroom brick and roughcast, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge. Master bedroom with ensuite. New carpet in living area. Heatpump and freestanding fireplace. Recently insulated ceiling and underfloor. Double garage.

Other Homes

House #2. Two/three bedroom tidy home refurbished kitchen, freestanding fire and H.T.S. Recently repainted.

Farm Buildings

30 aside herringbone cowshed, Nu Pulse plant, 300 cow round yard and concrete entrance race. In-shed feeding system. New six bay (9m x 4.8m bays) calf shed with lockable bay housing pumps and dosatron, office and toilet. Concrete walled bobby calf shed, workshop, four bay shed, concrete silage pit with sump.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Cowshed plant and equipment, electric fence unit, two x 18T grain silos at shed plus two tonne mixing silo.


Wintered 565 cows and peak milk 535.
2018/19: 280,000 kg MS (Forecast)
2017/18: 276,886 kg MS
2016/17: 262,246 kg MS
2015/16: 235,684 kg MS

Supply #:


Dairy Co-op Authority


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