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$7,310,000 + GST (if any)

Dairy Unit with Multiple Options

The vendor has owned this property since 2003 and invested capital on housing, lanes, regrassing, fencing, and effluent. Previously used as a milking platform and running 800 cows producing 294,000kg MS. The vendor has moved back to North Island and employed a 50/50 sharemilker since 2014. A change in farming system to wintering all cows on farm has evolved in recent years. The location has historically received good rainfall and is considered summer safe for Northern Southland.
Riversdale and Gore are close by, and Queenstown approx 1.5 hour drive. The farm has a 54 bail rotary cowshed and five housing options making this an excellent opportunity for a large family run farming business. 73 paddocks with a mix of two and three wire electric internal and permanent boundary. There are options to split the farm to a smaller dairy unit and dairy support/drystock parcels.
There is genuine milk production upside for this farm, as foundation is there, with sound infrastructure overall.

Land Area

385 ha

Nearest Town

Riversdale 10km.

Primary School

Riversdale Primary School bus at gate.

Secondary School

Gore High School or St Peters High School 35km. Bus at gate.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra – supply number 38543

Present Condition ( areas approx):

35 hectares was planted in fodder beet and kale to carry 750 cows over 2019 winter.As per GPS map the farm is assessed at circa 302 hectares effective which is in permanent pasture/crop. This has been re-grassed with the exception of 5%. The remaining circa 83 hectares is a combination of rough grazing, holding paddocks, ineffective land and gorse/scrub. Winter cropping programme for 2020 to be confirmed. All internal fencing is two and three wire post.
Paddock layout 73 main and 6 holding.

Contour Description:

Farm is a mix of flat contour with gentle/medium and some steeper areas. Waterways are fenced

Soil Types:

Jacobstown, Fleming, Lumsden and Glenure. Average rainfall is 1150ml.


Gorse. Has been partially sprayed.

Water Supply

There are two bores on the property, one is situated near the cottage and the other near the Wendon creek, with the addition of a take out for stock water. The water is pumped from the dairy shed to the header tank situated in paddock 21. This tank services all troughs to the south of Wendon creek. Water is also pumped from header tank to two hill tanks which service the balance of the farm. There is water supply and troughs to all paddocks on the farm. Water consent expires 30 August 2027.


The effluent is gravity fed from the cowshed to 1st concrete pond. Solids are then separated through a screen-press. Gravity fed to two other ponds (one concrete and one lined). There is 60 days storage overall. Effluent is then applied through a travelling irrigator and maxi pods. Effluent consents allow for both application methods. The effluent consent is for 800 cows and expires on 30th August 2027.


Soil tests on file.

Access & Roads

Wendon Creek Road, Campbell Road, and Pyramid Creek Road.


Wheat is fed through the dairy shed. Hay and silage for cows.

Supplement made on Farm

Part of the baleage requirement for winter feed was made on farm.


Permanent brick material large family home built in 2011. This is a well appointed four bedroom with study, master has an ensuite and separate bathroom. There is a laundry also with a shower and toilet. Open plan living, kitchen, and dining and enclosed conservatory. There is a Yunca fire with wetback and circulating fan to bedrooms. Double garage with internal access.

Other Homes

2nd House, 322 Wendon Creek Road
Open plan kitchen and living, heated by a Yunca. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The original house is still attached offering additional space.
3rd House – Campbell Road, 4 bedroom brick with open plan kitchen and living. Yunca fire with central furnace. Two single garages.
4th House, 195 Wendon Creek Road
Kitchen/dining and separate lounge heated by a Yunca. 3 bedroom, bathroom with toilet.
External laundry with shower and separate toilet. Double garage.

Farm Buildings

54 bale Reid rotary cowshed built in 2002. Rectangular yard can hold up to 800 cows. There is automatic cup removers and in-shed feeding with two external silos. Wetit teat sprayer (owned by sharemilker). There is a dosing pump or could reinstall dosatron.
Two woolsheds, covered yards, large covered calf sheds, full array of other sheds including haybarns, implement sheds, and workshops.
Farm chattels consist of: Meal feeding system with silos, plant cowshed, and effluent maxi pods and travelling irrigator. Milk silo.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

2019 – 750 calving.


2019/20 - 240,000 kg MS (budget)
2018/19 - 206,082 kg MS
2017/18 - 189,065 kg MS
2016/17 - 182,673 kg MS
Historical production above represents the farm wintering all cows on. The farm has produced 294,000 kg MS in the 2013/14 season when utilised as full milking platform with cows wintered off.

Date - Calving

10 Aug 2019

Number of Staff

Run by 50/50 sharemilker

Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

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P03 218 8959
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Shay Moseby

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