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Tuesday 10 December 2019, 2.00pm

Western Southland Dairy Unit

Wreys Bush Dairies has undergone major new infrastructure over the last four years, with a quality 32 aside herringbone cowshed and a well positioned, new homestead which has outstanding views across the farm. It comprises very well balanced soils, with lighter, free-draining across on the river side (accessed by an underpass) to reliable soils on the homestead block.

Peak milking 370 MA cows and achieving 156,000kg MS in the 2018/19 season with all cows wintered off.

This character dairy unit is situated an easy distance to Winton and Otautau.

Land Area

117 ha 3.4ha DOC Lease

Nearest Town

Winton 37km, Nighcaps 11km, Mossburn 31km, Invercargill 68km.

Primary School

Takitimu or St Patricks, 12km.

Secondary School

Central Southland College, bus at gate.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 59km.


Lorneville, 60km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, #35209.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

(areas approx) Effective milking area 118 hectares. 3.94ha ex fodder beet and 3.08ha ex swedes to new grass this spring, 4ha swedes to be sown for winter 2020, 8ha summer turnips. Balance permanent dairy pasture.

Contour Description:

Flat river terrace and gentle rolling on the ridges.


North east.

Soil Types:

Well balanced soils Mossburn, Tuatapere Makarewa, Glenelg and Waiau.

Average Rainfall



Normal farm spraying programme.

Water Supply

Bore situated below the cowshed. Three 30,000L plastic water tanks, SoluDose at cowshed servicing the farm. One 30,000L tank for green wash. House water sourced via roof catchment. Consent expiring June 2025.


Gravity fed to weeping wall then pumped to a 2021 cubic metre lined, storage pond, hydrants to 98ha as per appendix map. Consented for 400 cows, expiring June 2025.


Soil tests from six paddocks on file, showing Olsen P range 23-48, pH levels 5.8-6.2. Ballance fertiliser recommendations.

Nitrogen used

136kg per hectare.

Access & Roads

Situated on the Wreys Bush Mossburn Road. Internal access via well formed races to paddocks.

Additional Feed Purchased

288t PKE, 93t corn gluten, 125t DM baleage including crop baleage.

Supplement made on Farm

230 bales last season.


Modern brick home with coloursteel roof, double glazed and aluminium windows. Open plan kitchen, dining and living, with adjoining second lounge. Heated by a heatpump. Three bedrooms, master with ensuite, bathroom and laundry. Internal access garage. Set on an elevated site overlooking the farm.

Farm Buildings

Very well appointed 32 aside herringbone cowshed, with Milfos milking plant, milk room, toilet, store room/office, 12m yard (350 cow capacity) with dual entrances, backing gate with scraper, top gate Eziflo pit gates, load out race, drafting area and concrete entrance, meal feeding system. Four bay bobby calf shed with lock up workshop, no.2 four bay calf shed, older cowshed.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Teat sprayers, SoluDose, compressor, electric fence unit, Milfos cowshed plant.

Gravel Pits

Metal on the property, but not open. Subject to consents.


Loading ramp at cowshed.

Shelter & Trees

Variety of shelter throughout the property.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

No stock wintered on the farm.

Current Stock

392 mixed aged cows to calve down. LIC herd summary on file.


2019/20 - Est 160,000kg MS ex 370 cows peak milk;
2018/19 - 156,212kg MS ex 368 cows;
2017/18 - 156,971kg MS ex 389 cows;
2016/17 - 143,620kg MS ex 358 cows.


Heifers 30th Jul, MA cows 3rd Aug.

Number of Staff

Two full time.

TB Status


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