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Makarewa is well known for being a strong grass growth area, this allows the new purchasers to run a low cost structure concentrating on a grass to milk system. The 40 aside herringbone shed has an in-shed feed system with molasses, so you have the benefit of putting feed in through the shoulders of the seasons to maximise the production from this property.

The farm has a wide array of infrastructure, including two excellent calf sheds close to the dairy shed, various other support sheds close by, two homes and single mans accommodation. Staffing seems to be a consistent issue for most owners, but being just a short drive from Invercargill, the location mitigates this issue.

The vendors have dropped their price significantly, showing a clear message they want this sold. This is a great chance to secure a dairy unit where the numbers will stack up for solid returns.

Land Area

215 ha

Nearest Town

Invercargill, 17km.

Primary School

Makarewa School, 7km.

Secondary School

Invercargill Schools, bus at gate.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 11km.


Lorneville, 11km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, supply #31484.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

6ha ex kale into new grass, 9ha kale to be sown for 2020 winter, 4.3ha of bush, 12.3ha semi-developed peat, with balance in permanent dairy pastures.

Contour Description:


Soil Types:

Combination of Makarewa, Hedgehope and Pukemutu soils, with a small amount of Otanomomo and Invercargill.

Average Rainfall


Water Supply

Both shed and stock water are sourced via the bore by the old dairy shed, trough in each paddock fed by 40mm and 32mm lines.


The farm is consented for 700 cows, expiring August 2022. Effluent is gravity fed through two stone traps, then fed to a 3,000,000 litre tank above ground, which is then reticulated out of two main lines and spread via large pods.


Good overall fertility. pH average 6.0 and Olsen P 30. Ballance Agri-Nutrients recommendations. 2019 soil tests on file.

Access & Roads

Three road frontages Counsell Road, Mill Road North and Horman Road. Internally the property has an all-weather lane system which is in good condition.


790 bales of baleage/hay and 75t DM silage made on farm (this included lease block area). 89t NRM Spring Blend bought in.


Four bedroom brick and roughcast home, one bathroom with bath and shower, separate toilet. Open plan kitchen/lounge area, heated by a Yunca fire. Double garage, internal access with office/bedroom above. New water source via roof catchment to tank to be installed last year.

Other Homes

No.2. Three bedroom home with Hardiplank exterior, open plan kitchen/living area heated via Yunca fire with wetback. Detached carport and water sourced is off roof catchment.
No.3. Self-contained single mans quarters with shower, toilet and kitchen.

Farm Buildings

40 aside herringbone cowshed with 14 ACRs, circular yard, in-shed meal and molasses feeding system, 12 tonne silo. Woolshed converted to workshop, four bay calf shed, five bay calf shed, two four bay haysheds and four bay implement shed with one bay utilised as a fertiliser bin.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

155 cows wintered at home in 2018, no cows were wintered at home in 2019.

Current Stock

600 cows to calf this season.


2018/19 - 279,254kg MS ex 650 cows peak milk.
2017/18 - 304,589kg MS ex 700 cows.
2016/17 - 272,000kg MS ex 670 cows.
2015/16 - 245,744kg MS ex 660 cows.

Shay Moseby
Shay Moseby

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P03 218 8959
M027 268 6879

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Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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P03 218 8959
M027 432 5770

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Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

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P03 218 8959
M027 533 1268

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