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Aparima Dairy Unit

Located just 11km from Otautau at Aparima, is this well sheltered character dairy farm.
Comprising of predominately flat contour with a very gentle roll, the farm is raced and watered throughout with a reliable water source of excellent quality.
Buildings consist of a 32 aside herringbone cowshed with automatic cup removers, covered yards for calf facilities, workshops and many other supporting buildings.
This property has two homes both with three bedrooms.
A proven production history, milking 420 cows and estimating 200,000kg MS this season.
This farm is an excellent stepping stone if you're looking to upgrade from a smaller unit, or a desirable addition to your current business.

Land Area

142 ha

Nearest Town

Otautau 11 km, Winton 33 km, Invercargill 60 km.

Primary School

Otautau, bus at gate.

Secondary School

Central Southland College.

Freezing Works

Alliance 50km.


Lorneville 52km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra # 34918.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

8 ha ex swedes to new grass, 2 ha rape/moata. 25 ha new grass over last two years, balance permanent pasture. 3 ha to be sown into winter crop for next season.

Contour Description:

Predominately flat with a very gentle roll.

Soil Types:

Aparima and Pukemutu with Makarewa by the creek.

Average Rainfall


Main Paddocks


Water Supply

Reliable bore of excellent quality. Pumps to cowshed and circulated to troughs in all paddocks via 40mm and 32mm lines. Some smaller 25mm lines supplying smaller older troughs. Three tanks at dairy shed, one for dairy shed, two for stock.
House water is from the bore, cottage on tank water.

Bore Well size and depth

13 metres.


Entire farm is consented. Stone trap and saucer at dairy shed pumps to a lined pond, then applied via hydrants (4) and two sets of large pods. (4).


Exp 2022, 430 cows.


350 kg/ha lime annually, 375 kg/ha superphosphate applied in spring, 150 kg/ha superphosphate in Autumn.

Nitrogen used

200 units approx.

Access & Roads

Good internal 6m races.

Additional Feed Purchased

160 tonne PK.

Supplement made on Farm

40 bales baleage, 6 ha silage.


Weatherboard with iron roof. Open kitchen and dining, large lounge, three bedrooms, two separate toilets, two showers and laundry. Two heat pumps and a multi fuel heat the home. New carpet and vinyl throughout and the kitchen and bathroom recently painted.

Other Homes

Cottage - Kitchen, dining, living, three bedrooms, bathroom, shower, separate toilet, laundry and attached double garage. Weatherboard home with iron roof. Heatpump.

Farm Buildings

32 aside herringbone cowshed with ACRs DeLaval plant, 300 cow yard and backing gate. New milk-line, plate cooler and variable speed drive installed last season. Covered yards utilised for calves. Large workshop with fertiliser bins with concrete floor. Two bay implement shed. Three bay hay shed.

Shelter & Trees

A variety of shelter throughout the farm especially well sheltered buildings.
Five Caswallengold hedges, Macrocarpa hedge, Eucalyptus, Poplar.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

80 cows wintered on kale.


19/20 - estimating 200,000 ex 420 cows,
18/19 - 210,250kg MS ex 420 cows,
17/18 - 195,500kg MS ex 410 cows,
16/17 - 206,200kg MS ex 410 cows.



Date - Calving

5 Aug 2019

Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

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P03 218 8959
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Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

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