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$7,500,000 + GST (if any)

Outstanding Otautau Dairy Farm

This well appointed dairy unit, which is situated only 2km from the Otautau township, was converted in the 2008 season to a very high standard by the vendors. The farm was stripped out and re-fenced, centrally raced, new shelter trees and a new water system. The dairy unit and calf shed are ideally positioned in the centre of the farm. The 60 bail rotary shed is well appointed with ACRs, mastitis alerts, computer feeding, drafting and weighing, a center underpass, large rectangle yard, flood wash and a double loading ramp. The calf sheds have four automatic feeders suitable for 140 calves.
In February 2016 the vendors leased 86 hectares with a six + four lease in place. This is an ideal opportunity to purchase a well established dairy unit with a neighbouring long term lease in place, (subject to the lessor's consent to transfer).

Land Area

198 ha 86 hectares lease

Nearest Town

Otautau, 2km.

Primary School

Otautau, 2km.

Secondary School

Central Southland College, 39km.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 37km.


Lorneville, 38km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, supply #32673.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

5ha that has been windrowed and oversown in grass, 5.5ha first crop swedes to young grass 2019. Approximately 5ha additional land in closed roads, small amount lot due to river. Balance as inspected.

Contour Description:

Generally flat to gentle rolling, terraced to the river.

Soil Types:

Balanced between Aparima and Pukemutu. Small area of Tuatapere and Braxton.

Average Rainfall

Approx. 1100mm.


Generally clean. Normal spraying programme.

Water Supply

Main bore – 150mm drilled 2013, situated at the cowshed, 49 metres with capacity two litres per second at 16.5 metres. No.2 bore situated by the house, 78 metres, linked to the cowshed via 63mm outside diameter (gravity) used as back up. Well designed reticulated water scheme with four 63mm mainlines from the cowshed to 40mm loop lines, two or three troughs per paddock. Main bore at cowshed to three 30,000 litre tanks, fourth tank not hooked up.


Substantial settling pond then gravity fed to clay lined pond, large mono-pump. Travelling Roto Rainer with AG Hub Harvest control. Irrigates every paddock on the homestead block via underground 90mm alkathene to hydrants. Consented for 750 Cows, exp Feb 2024.


2019/20 Ravensdown recommendations.


Supplements left at settlement – 1800kg DM, and 700 bales of baleage equivalent. 900 bales of baleage made on farm for the 2019 season.


No.1 – Built in 1956/57 brick and roughcast homestead, all windows except the bathroom on the west side of house are aluminium. Open plan kitchen/living and dining areas. Yunca Multifuel fire. Separate large lounge with Fujitsu heat pump and older multifuel burner. Four bedrooms plus office. Attached double garage. Homestead is set on an elevated site overlooking the farm.

Other Homes

No.2 – 73 Yellowbluff Road, tidy weatherboard home with two bedrooms. Open plan kitchen/living and dining areas. New carpet 2019. Bathroom, toilet and laundry with new lino 2019. Two bay garage with bedroom and kitchenette.

Farm Buildings

Well appointed 60 bail rotary cowshed built in 2004/05. Concrete block and freezer panel, coloursteel roof, large rectangle yard, auto flood green wash and five water cannons in the yard. Attached 100m x 7.5m concrete feeding area, two toilets, office, vet room, second raised office, storeroom, machine room and underpass. Seven double bay implement/bobby calf shed, attached workshop and double bay grain/fertiliser shed, covered calf shed with four auto feeders, two haysheds, and implement shed.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Milk-Aware Plant, Larson Platform and feeders, Wetit auto teat spray, ACRs, Afimilk computerised plant that controls mastitis alert, auto drafting and weighing, molasses and meal feeding system, Wetit waves and electric fence unit. Four auto calf feeders.

Shelter & Trees

Farm extensively planted out with a variety of trees - Eucalyptus cordata, Poplars: Veronese, Tasman, Argyle. Willows: Tangoio, Pohangina.


2018/19 - 338,745kg MS;
2017/18 - 290,564kg MS;
2016/17 - 323,564kg MS;
2015/16 - 259,125kg MS.


2019/20 730, peak 700. Calving date 1st August 2019.

Number of Staff

Normally 3.5 staff

Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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Paula Laughton

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Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

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