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$7,950,000 + GST (if any)

Gorge Road Dairy Farm

This large scale property offers plenty of scope for milking platform or self contained options. The farming district of Gorge Road is considered summer safe, with a rainfall of circa 1,150mm per annum. The farm was converted in the early 2000's and infrastructure features a 50 bail rotary cowshed with ACRs and in-shed feeding. There are three houses on the property with a full array of other support sheds. The farm is in the Waituna catchment area and has been proactive in riparian plantings and best practice. The N loss per hectare was last reported at 25kg/ha. The farm milked 720 cows in the 2018/19 season and produced 278,000kg MS. Effluent consent is for 850 cows with an expiry date in 2026. The farm could possibly milk more cows, and could benefit from a portion of these being a once-a-day herd. Entry price will be attractive driving a solid return on capital.

Land Area

363 ha

Nearest Town

Invercargill, 31km.

Primary School

Gorge Road School, 5km.

Secondary School

Invercargill Schools.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 43km.


Lorneville, 42km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, Supply #31195.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Approx. 274 hectares milking platform, inclusive of 15 hectares to be planted in Swedes for crop for 2020/21 season. Balance in permanent pasture. In addition to the milking platform there is approx. 32 hectares of partially grazable rough land that may be able to be developed further but subject to Environment Southland rules. There is approx. 40 hectares of retired and ungrazed.

Contour Description:

Flat to gently undulating.

Soil Types:

Majority Kapuka soils with some Otanomomo, Invercargill and Titipua.

Average Rainfall



Relatively clean

Water Supply

Sourced from a bore that was drilled four years ago at the cowshed and pumped to two 30,000 litre storage tanks and pressure system to troughs through 50mm mainline. There is a filtration system installed by Progressive Engineering at cowshed. Back up bore located at 375 Waituna Gorge Road but not entirely reliable.


60 day storage pond with weeping wall, spread via underground hydrants to 12 low rate pods over an area of 202 hectares. Consented for 850 cows expiring Nov 2026.


Soil test on file from Ballance. PH average 5.9 and Olsen P levels average 33

Access & Roads

Full internal lane access to a good standard with long road frontage down Waituna Gorge Road.


Any surplus grass on farm is made into baleage or silage.


Three bedroom, modernised family home, with roughcast exterior and tile roof. Heated by Masport multifuel fire. Large deck. Garage plus single carport.

Other Homes

No.2 - Three bedroom weatherboard bungalow with iron roof, Yunca multifuel fire, attached double garage with internal access.
No.3 - Fully self-contained two bedroom converted woolshed with Yunca multifuel fire.

Farm Buildings

50 bail rotary cowshed with ACRs, stand-off adjoining woolshed and covered yards utilised for calf rearing, six bay calf shed, three bay calf shed, large workshop with additional two bays with concrete floors.

Shelter & Trees

Extensive range of native plantings along stream fringes.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

750 cows wintered with 150 wintered on farm. The sheep farming neighbour also provides crop next door for grazing of circa 350 cows.


2019/20 - budget is 285,000kg MS ex 720 cows approx.
2018/19 - 278,280kg MS ex 720 cows approx.
2017/18 - 262,028kg MS ex 750 cows approx.
2016/17 - 268,032kg MS ex 750 cows approx.

Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

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