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Dairy Support, Sheep & Beef, Cropping

Situated on the Otautau township boundary and neighbouring the golf course, this versatile property has undergone extensive development over the last five years. North east aspect, great views across the plains, generally easy contour, well-fenced, central lane, majority regrassed. The farm comes with a good fertiliser history.
There is a very good range of farm buildings including a large set of cattle yards. The four bedroom, brick homestead has been very well maintained and redecorated recently with a new bathroom and updated carpets. It boasts an open plan modern kitchen, dining and living area. Heated by a Yunca multi-fuel burner and heatpump in the hallway. The fully enclosed conservatory to the north provides a sun-trap whilst enjoying the rural outlook.
This is a reliable unit, situated in the heart of Western Southland.

Land Area

202 ha

Nearest Town

Otautau, 1km.

Primary School

Otautau School, 2km.

Secondary School

Aparima College, 27km. Central Southland College Winton, 40km.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 42km.


Lorneville, 42km.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

13ha second crop kale going into cereal for harvest March 2020; 15ha first year kale.
5.3ha oats barley mix, 8.5ha oats grazing spring - both to be sown into new grass spring 2019.
5.3ha winter wheat, 15.5ha lamb fattening mix (rocket fuel), 11ha young grass, 12.9ha undersown feast winter star.
Remaining area in permanent pasture. Majority of house block has been regrassed over last four to five years.

Contour Description:

Gentle rolling to rolling.

Average Rainfall





Normal farming spraying programme.

Water Supply

Gravity fed from bush sump, two 20,000 break tanks, 50mm mainline, 32mm on the south side, hydrants to portable troughs.

Access & Roads

Central lane to the back of the farm. Externally accessed by Knutsford Road.


600 bales of baleage, 800 small bales hay, 140 big 4+4 hay. Normally make 1000 bales baleage.


Brick, north-facing homestead. Large, open plan, modernised kitchen, dining with polished rimu floors flowing into comfortable living area, with enclosed conservatory to the north. Yunca multi-fuel burner located in living area, with a heatpump located in the hallway. This home boasts four large bedrooms with a renovated family bathroom, plus separate toilet and shower located next to the laundry. Attached double garage with internal access and large storage room.

Other Homes

Weatherboard cottage with three bedrooms. Not liveable in current state.

Farm Buildings

Three stand woolshed with attached covered yards plus outside sheep yards, four bay haybarn/implement shed and large set of cattle yards.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Two electric fence units, head bail.


Sheep and cattle yards.

Shelter & Trees

Native bush pockets.

Wood Lots

7ha approximately ex trees.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

180 dairy cows; 180 in-calf heifers (R2's); 120 18mth beef cattle; 160 R1 dairy heifers; 56 beef calves and approximately 80 ewes.

Current Stock

160 R2 dairy heifers; 120 beef cattle (to be finished spring 2019); 56 beef calves (will increase to 140 approx); 160 dairy heifer calves (arrive Dec 2019).


Reliable grazing property utilised for supplements, heifer grazing, lamb fattening and wintering, which has undergone extensive development.

Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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P03 218 8959
M027 432 5770

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Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

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P03 218 8959
M027 498 0474

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Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

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P03 218 8959
M027 533 1268

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