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Riverton Dairy Unit

An opportunity now exists to purchase an attractive coastal dairy unit located on Southland's Southern Scenic Route, just five minutes from the popular seaside town of Riverton.
The vendors have faithfully farmed the property over the last 18 years and improved the layout, races and fencing. Infrastructure consists of a 36 aside herringbone cowshed that had a new meal feeding system last season, a five bay implement shed and six bay calf shed are handy to the dairy shed also, and two three bedroom homes cater for you and your employees if required.
Comprising flat to gentle rolling contour with a good variety of shelter. Historically milking approximately 340 cows and produced 150,848kg MS. This farm may have future subdivision (further investigation required) with many parts of the farm enjoying majestic sea views towards Stewart Island. Vendors retaining 2.76ha STS for potential future use.

Land Area

116 ha STS

Nearest Town

Riverton, 6km, Colac Bay, 5km.

Leasehold Details

3.31ha DOC lease $550 p.a, 3.57ha neighbour lease at $250 p.a.
11.5ha over road lease $9,600 + rates p.a.

Primary School

Riverton, 6km. Bus at gate.

Secondary School

Aparima College, 6km. Bus at gate.

Freezing Works

Mataura, 86km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, supply number 34698.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Minimum of 5ha regrassed annually from winter crop or summer turnips, and 2ha undersown annually.

Contour Description:

Flat to gentle rolling contour with some gullies.

Soil Types:

Majority being Te Waewae + Orepuki with a small amount of Makarewa, Riverton + Otaitai.

Average Rainfall



Some gorse on railway line, gullies and creeks, sprayed in December. Ragwort is spot sprayed and weed wiped.

Main Paddocks


Walking Distance to Shed

1.2km max.

Milking Time

Three hours at peak.

Water Supply

Two bores, one at cowshed pumped to plastic tank for shed plant. Second bore behind cowshed, for stock and yard wash, pumped to concrete tank and feed to farm, concrete troughs to all paddocks via 32mm line. Back up stock water from dammed creek to tank then gravity fed. Second dam, concrete tank across road, gravity fed to troughs. House water - rain catchment to two concrete tanks. Third bore at road side for emergency use, no power but a generator can be used.


Stone trap at shed, gravity fed to sludge bed (cleaned out annually) then to 90 day storage clay-lined pond. Applied to farm via two sets of K-line pods (12) and four underground hydrants. Greenwash system from pond to cow yard. Consented for 450 cows expires May 2028.


Ballance and Fertiliser NZ. Soil tests available.

Access & Roads

Internal 5m races to most paddocks. External access via Tihaka Beach Road and Orepuki Riverton Highway.


340 bales on settlement date.

Additional Feed Purchased

2017/18 135 tonnes PKE; 175 tonnes rolled barley.
2018/19 144 tonne grain

Supplement made on Farm

170 bales baleage last season.


Linea board, iron roof, mostly double glazed, partially renovated home. Separate kitchen and dining, north-facing lounge opening onto sunny deck. Three double bedrooms, office/fourth bedroom, separate toilet, bathroom. Woodburner and HRV system. Attached garage and boot area.

Other Homes

Hardiplank exterior, iron roof, aluminium windows, some wooden. Open plan living, kitchen and dining. Three bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, separate toilet and carport. Sundry support sheds/old garage, two bay garage. Well insulated with a heatpump.

Farm Buildings

36 aside herringbone cowshed built in 2009, Milphos plant, 360 cow concrete feed pad, covered vet and AI race, new meal feeding system and two feed silos installed 2017, loading ramp, near new six bay calf shed, five bay implement shed, workshop, fertiliser bin, chemical storage shed, other sundry sheds handy to housing and the dairy shed.

Shelter & Trees

Variety of plantings including macrocarpa, native plantings and Eucalyptus.


2019/20 - budget 154,000kg MS
2018/19 - 146,500kg MS ex 320 cows.
2017/18 - 150,848kg MS ex 340 cows.
2016/17 - 125,037kg MS ex 330 cows.
Jersey and Jersey Cross cow herd.


89 Heifers - 20th July, 233 Cows - 12th August. Winter milked 42 cows.

Stock & Plant

Stock and plant available at valuation.

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Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

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