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Thursday 5 March 2020, 2.00pm

Character Western Southland Sheep & Beef Unit

Immaculate genuine sheep and beef unit located in the reliable Birchwood/Wairio district.

Flat to gentle rolling contour, with some steeper faces that provide shelter for stock, along with a variety of tree plantings throughout the farm. Water is provided via a spring that gravity feeds to troughs to all but one paddock.

Beautifully presented four bedroom homestead supported by a three stand woolshed and covered yards, workshop, implement shed and excellent cattle yards.

Country & Co Realty are proud to offer this well presented unit for sale to the Southland market.

Land Area

304 ha

Nearest Town

Nightcaps, 12km. Otautau, 27km. Winton, 42km.

Primary School

Takitimu Primary School or ST Patricks.

Secondary School

Central Southland College, 42km. Waiau College.

Freezing Works

Alliance, 65km.


Lorneville, 67km.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

(areas approx) Grass based farm and wintering policy historically, 10ha swedes (Invitation, precision drilled) for winter 2020. 55ha ex eucalyptus forestry, (cut 2016) oversown in grass, 22ha in raw peat, 4ha ex cut over pine forestry, 225ha in pasture.

Contour Description:

Flat to gentle rolling contour with some steeper sidlings.

Soil Types:

Predominately Ohai + Wairaki with some Makarewa + Otanomomo.


Annual weed maintenance in place. Spray programme on tree block for blackberry and gorse.

Water Supply

Spring/pond located at the top of the cut over forestry block which supplies all farm water on both sides of the road. Troughs in all paddocks, expect paddock 14. 50mm line on the south side of the road, and 40mm on the north side with 32mm laterals.


New soil tests being carried out. AB Lime recommendations followed.

Access & Roads

Good access around the farm via gravel and grass lanes.
Access off both Birchwood Wairio road and Bluebottle road.

Supplement made on Farm

18/19 - 1400 bales bales, 17/18 - 700 bales.


Well appointed family home in a beautifully kept, established setting. Hardiplank exterior with iron roof and aluminium windows. Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining heated by a multifuel burner. Fully insulated throughout. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms. Separate large two car garage with a carport attached.

Farm Buildings

Three stand woolshed and covered yards (1000 woollies) with permanent load out ramp. Two bay workshop with concrete floor, one bay fully enclosed, five bay hay and implement shed, excellent set of cattle yards with cattle crush and permanent load out ramp.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Includes two electric fence units. Three shearing machines, woolpress and Te Pari cattle crush at valuation.


Excellent cattle and sheep facilities.

Shelter & Trees

Variety of sheltered paddocks throughout the farm.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

1700 ewes, 1475 works lambs, 572 hoggets, 15 rams.

Current Stock

As at January 2020, 1,370 ewes, 1,660 Blue Sky grazing ewes, 100 R1 calves, 1,650 fattening lambs.


Previous highest stocking rate of 2,200 MA ewes and 600 hoggets prior to the 55 ha oversown forestry area available for grazing.


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Paula Laughton
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