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South Hillend Dairying

If location is important to you, then this farm offers that in abundance. Situated close to Winton and the very popular Limehills School, this farm would potentially suit a large family owner operator. Excellent rectangle shape with heavier soils, strong fertility, and a proven milk production history exceeding 1,500 kg MS/ha in 2018/19 season. The farm has an automated one person 44 bail rotary cowshed and two good size houses along with separate self-contained accommodation unit. Full array of shedding is another feature. The farm is currently in fifth season being leased to an established farming couple who were the vendors previous contract milkers.
If your buying criteria covers location, soil type, 700 cow scale, shape, infrastructure, and production proven then this is a must view property.

Land Area

245 ha

Nearest Town

Winton 15km.

Primary School

Limehills 6km, Heddon Bush Primary School 10km.

Secondary School

Central Southland College, Winton. 15km.

Freezing Works

Alliance at Lorneville, 51km


Lorneville 49km

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

MyMilk # 32567

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Approx. 238 hectares in grass. 15% of farm is re-grassed per annum with 50% of the farm having been regrassed over the last four seasons.

Soil Types:

Predominately Pukemutu soils with Jacobstown. Average rainfall 1050-1100ml


Some gorse along creek.

Water Supply

Main bore at cowshed - 15 metre static unit. Backup bore which supplies calf shed and both houses.
Consent expiry 1/10/2021


Gravity fed to sump, pumped to weeping wall, Pumped up to greenwash tanks, then overflows from there to the pond. Applied via travelling irrigator. 60 hectares reticulated hydrant.
Discharge dairy shed to land permit expiring 1/10/2021.

Cow Numbers



Very good fertility overall. 48t nitrogen applied in 2018/19.

Access & Roads

Hundred Line Road East.

Supplement made on Farm

300 bales made on farm in 2018/19.


Main house is a four bedroom with office. Permanent brick with roughcast over south wall. Wool insulation in ceiling. Sunny north facing, open plan kitchen and dining with a multifuel Fisher fire.
Nightstore in hallway. Main bathroom has a shower and bath with a separate toilet in the garage and another shower in the laundry. Three windows are aluminium with the rest being wood.
Single garage with internal access. Double detached garage.

Other Homes

2nd House - Four bedroom plus office. Kitchen and dining is open plan with a multifuel burner. The separate lounge has an open fire. The main bathroom has a bath and shower with a separate toilet. The internal access single garage with a separate toilet. New carpet throughout. The roof is short-run iron and was repainted four years ago.

Farm Buildings

44 bail dairy shed built in 2000. Waikato plant, with in-shed feeding. 30t grain silo.
Milk hub, milk meters/auto drafting. ACRs. Can be operated as one person shed. Two x herds. 400 cow yard.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Owned by vendor:
Grain crusher on 30t silo.
Owned by Lessee:
Specifically excluded: one electric fence unit. Cobra rain gauge. 40t grain silo. In-line mineral dispenser, One vat, 3 phrase air-compressor, flexi-tunnel calf shed, blue silo at calf shed, second electric fence by fertiliser silo.

Silage Pits and Pads

Silage stack - Knaprock base.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

2018/19 - no cows wintered on.
2017/18 - 180 cows wintered on.
2016/17 - 660 cows wintered on.

Milk Solids



2019/20 projected 380,000kg MS milking 690 cows.
2018/19 - 365,339kg MS milking 691 cows.
2017/18 - 360,004kg MS milking 679 cows.
2016/17 - 337,802kg MS milking 660 cows.

Date - Calving

10 Aug 2019

Supply #:


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