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Tuesday 10 December 2019, 2.00pm

Reliable Dairy Unit with Centre Pivot Irrigation

Seldom do dairy units of this category come to the open market in Southland. This farm has a very strong and consistent production history, achieving 420,000kg MS the past three seasons. This is due not only to good management, but also the excellent river silt soils and irrigation being main contributors. The irrigation consent allows an application rate of 3.1mm/ha/day over a 110 day irrigation season.

The centrally located 54 bail shed provides short walks for the scale of farm, via the good central lane system that feeds to most paddocks. The farm is well housed and is in good overall condition. Furthermore, the farm is supported by a wintering barn, good calf sheds, and full range of other support buildings.

For further information on this turnkey dairy unit, please contact us today. Additionally we offer a cluster of three farms for sale owned by the same vendor.

Land Area

314 ha

Nearest Town

Riversdale, 5km. Gore, 25km.

Primary School

Primary School at Riversdale, Secondary schools in Gore with buses for both at end of Sanson Road.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra Supply # 33161

Present Condition ( areas approx):

(areas approx) 10 ha ex fodder beet into new grass this spring, 10 ha into fodder beet this season, 4.5 ha into summer turnips, 12ha swedes to be sown for winter 2020. Balance in permanent pasture. Effective milking area 286 ha with approx 13.5 ha out of title which pivots traverse over.

Contour Description:

Predominately flat with some soft undulation in parts.

Soil Types:

Combination of Gore and Riversdale/Mataura. Soils are fertile, free draining river silt soils.

Average Rainfall



Free of noxious weeks, annual maintenance programme in place.

Water Supply

Dairy shed and stock water is sourced from bore which is situated in shed beside two tanks near cowshed. Stock water distributed via 50/40mm mainline, with most paddocks double troughed. Consent expires May 2023. Irrigation is sourced from two bores located on the neighbouring property, supplying all three pivots. Bore rates are 38 and 45 litres/second. Consent expires May 2023 with allocation of 6,634m3/day or 548,000m3/annum.


Pumped from shed into yard, gravity fed from yard to stone trap, gravity to concrete lined saucer, pumped then to large lined pond with weeping wall, spread via k-line pods to paddocks. Herd home effluent is scraped into concrete lined pond, then spread via umbilical muck system. Consented for 1,040 cows, expiring May 2023.


Soil tests from seven paddocks on file, showing Olsen P range 23-63, pH levels 5.9-6.5. Ballance fertiliser recommendations.

Access & Roads

Three road frontages with Riversdale-Waikaia Road, Waipounamu Road & Sanson Road. Internal rotten rock lane system that feeds to most paddocks.


526t PKE/CG, 483t silage.

Supplement made on Farm

109t DM baleage last season.


268sqm main home with five bedrooms and two bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dining/lounge plus office. Well insulated, partially double glazed and heating sourced from Yunca multiuel burner, diesel fire and a heatpump in the upstairs area, which consists of two bedrooms, kitchenette and second lounge.

Other Homes

Second home – Modern, three double bedroom, one bathroom home with brick and Palliside exterior. Open plan kitchen/dining/living areas. Heating via Fujitsu heatpump, fully insulated and double glazed. Attached single garage with laundry. Water sourced off roof.
Third & Fourth Homes – Two bedroom, one bathroom units circa 86sqm, fibreboard exterior and iron roofs. Internal open plan kitchen/dining/living, both heated by Yunca woodburner. Shared four wheeler and wood sheds.

Farm Buildings

Centrally located 54 bail rotary shed, fit with Waikato plant, ACRs, protrack with auto drafting, auto teat spraying and meal feeding system fed from two large silos. Large rectangular yard can hold up to 600 cows + permanent load out ramp. New agcool refrigeration system plumbed in on vat sides. Older, lockable removable storage shed; five bay, double depth calf shed with water line; five bay, double depth bobby shed, converted from covered yards at woolshed; three bay implement shed with enclosed large, lockable workshop; five bay haybarn, six bay cyclone hayshed; 2350sqm herd home with four internal divisions, approx. 400 stalls with rubber mat bedding.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Two six span valley pivots (new 2017), 12 span valley pivot, AB platform, two grain silos, 12,000l calf vat.

Shelter & Trees

Well maintained and attractive shelter plantings throughout.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

400 cows wintered in herd home, this included 200 R2s. Feed inputs of 210t silage and 120t of PKE. 104 Cows and 202 heifers on fodder beet.


2019/20 – Est 430,000kg MS ex 990 cows P/M;
2018/19 – 435,420kg MS ex 955 cows;
2017/18 – 419,318kg MS ex 954 cows;
2016/17 – 408,951kg MS ex 961 cows;
2015/16 – 431,091kg MS ex 971 cows;
Herd profile available on request, stock available at valuation.


Heifers 29th July, MA Cows 2nd August. 1020 cows calving this season.

Number of Staff

Contract milker + 3 full time units, casual also.

TB Status


Shay Moseby
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