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$3,835,000 + GST (if any)

Central Southland Dairy Unit

Located in the prime district of Lochiel, this is an easy to run entry level dairy unit. Well equipped, with a 34 aside herringbone shed with automatic cup removers, an excellent central lane system and good external road frontages. Outstanding supporting infrastructure including a 400 cow wintering barn, and an oversized implement shed perfect for machinery storage, or calving on if needed. Calves are catered for in a sunny, seven bay shed, with Lely calf feeders also available for purchase.
Currently run in conjunction with the vendor's neighbouring 216 hectare dairy farm (also available for purchase), milking 800 cows and estimating 450,000kg MS for this season.
A further 32 hectares is leased from a neighbouring farm, which the vendor currently milks on.

Land Area

100 ha

Nearest Town

Winton, 10km.

Leasehold Details

An adjoining 32ha on north boundary of milking land. Lease expiring 2021. A further 68ha adjacent used for support/young stock.

Primary School

Lochiel or Winton. Bus at Fraser Rd, 1km.

Secondary School

Central Southland College. Bus at Fraser Rd, 1km.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 20km.


Lorneville, 19km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra. Supply number 31830.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Excellent pasture renewal programme. 7.8 ha ex fodder beet to be sown in oats and peas then grass in February 2020, balance in permanent dairy pasture.

Contour Description:

Predominately flat, with a very gentle roll on some parts.

Soil Types:

Mainly Pukemutu soils with some Isla Bank and Dacre soils.

Average Rainfall

Approx 1100mm.


Generally clean, small amount of gorse and ragwort sprayed when required.

Main Paddocks


Holding Paddocks


Walking Distance to Shed

Less than 1km.

Water Supply

Bore (75,000L per day) pumped to dairy shed to three 30,000L tanks, then via a 40mm medium density lines to two troughs in each paddock.


8,500 cubic metre clay lined pond, effluent applied via umbilical system to entire farm. There is 900m of underground pipe (90ml) with hydrants in every second paddock (50ha), currently not used. The wintering barn has it's own 600 cubic metre pond. Consented for 525 cows, exp 2028.


As per Ravensdown recommendations. Lime applied as required. Recent soil tests on file.

Nitrogen used

Approx 160-180 units.

Access & Roads

Good external access via Forest Hill Crossing Road and Norman Road. Excellent internal 6m wide races. Knaprock brought in over own gravel base.

Additional Feed Purchased

Grain fed in shed along with carrots/potatoes externally.

Supplement made on Farm

Run in conjunction with vendors adjacent unit and lease land.


There is no home on this property.

Farm Buildings

34 aside herringbone dairy shed built in 2000, in shed feeding system, grain and molasses silos, Milphos plant, automatic cup removers, milk meters, Protrack and a 300 cow round yard. New vacuum pump and new lights installed this season. Wintering barn built in 2003, 400 individual bails, automatic scraper and power for lighting.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Would sell as going concern, full plant list available upon request.

Silage Pits and Pads

Two large concrete pads.

Gravel Pits

On farm.

Shelter & Trees

Macrocarpa hedges, eucalyptus.


Run as a self contained 317ha unit along with two neighbouring lease blocks.
Winter milking approximately 400 cows (500kg MS per day contract).
Estimated district average 1300 kg MS/ha.

Herd Summary

Friesian, Friesian Cross, Friesian Brown Swiss.

Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

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Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

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