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Dairy Unit With Location and Infrastructure

Vendors have owned this Brydone property since 1997. The farm is a rectangle shape with access off both Terrace Road and Pakura Road. The farm is run as a low cost grass based system. Last season the herd was once a day milking. Milk production was 91,686 kgMS with the farms highest production being 115,161kgMS in the 2015/16 season. Depending on purchasers proposed management focus, there is the ability to increase production significantly as the farm has an effluent consent up to 500 cows. Excellent infrastructure overall with a 40 bail rotary cowshed that was built in 2016 a feature of the farm. Not often do you find smaller properties with rotary cowsheds. Two good houses are on the farm with the main family home just having a brand new kitchen installed. Cows are available at valuation. Settlement date is negotiable. This is a farm that offers superb location, shape, and facilities. Depending on farming system run, there is genuine milk production upside.

Land Area

145 ha

Nearest Town

Mataura 8km, Gore 20km.

Primary School

Mataura 6km. Edendale 9km.

Secondary School

Gore High School, St Peters College in Gore, 20km. Menzies bus is at gate.

Freezing Works

SFF 14km, Alliance 6km.


Charlton, 13km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra # 32209

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Four hectares will be planted in kale with the balance of land in permanent pasture. There is established hedge line shelter throughout the property.

Contour Description:

The farm is flat contour.

Soil Types:

Tuturau, Waikoikoi, Jacobstown, and Arthurton. Very good balance of productive soils overall.

Average Rainfall

1,000 ml average.


Maintained annually.

Milking Time

Peak milk is two hours with a 30 minute clean up.

Water Supply

There is a clean bore at cowshed which is 20 metres deep that provides water for the dairy shed wash down and stock water. There is a second bore at the second house utilised for stock water on back half of the farm. There are two tanks at the cowshed. Farm is consented for 60 cubic metres per day and expires on 31st May 2028.
Both houses are rain water off the house roofs (Main house also has bore option).


From cowshed the effluent is gravity fed to a 22,000 litre tank in the ground beside the cowshed yard. Application through a travelling irrigator is applied straight out from the 22,000 litre tank. In wetter conditions, the effluent goes to the 950 cubic metre pond for storage. K Line application is applied from the storage pond. The effluent consent is for 500 cows and expires on 31st May 2028. Consent allows for multiple application systems.


Farm sources fertiliser through Fertiliser Wholesaler Direct. Soil test are on file.

Nitrogen used

150 kg of N per annum over four/five dressings.

Access & Roads

Farm has good access off Terrace Road and Pakura Road.


In a normal season circa 300 bales of baleage are made on farm and trucked to the vendors run-off for winter crop placement.


Four bedroom roughcast family home with open plan kitchen, dining, and living. There is a brand new kitchen that was installed this year along with new flooring. Double glazing throughout and heated by wood burner. There are two bathrooms both with toilets and a separate laundry. Double garage with internal access. The home is set in established grounds.

Farm Buildings

40 bail internal rotary cowshed was built in 2016 with De Lavel Plant. The rotary cowshed is located at one end of the rectangle shaped property, with 1.8 km walk (straight in through lane system).
Four bay calf shed, four bay implement shed/workshop, old stables/woolshed for storage, and a further three bay implement/hayshed. Located near the second house is a two bay implement shed.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Dairy shed plant, electric fence unit, effluent irrigator and pods, water system.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

Normally calve up to 400 cows.

Current Stock

360 cows calved for 2020/21 season. Calving date is the 15 August 2021.


2019/20 - 91,686kg MS - 340 cows.
2018/19 - 106,384kg MS - 320 cows.
2017/18 - 103,829kg MS - 360 cows.

Farm has produced 115,161kg MS in the 2015/16 season.

Number of Staff

Owner operator system, run by husband & wife team.

Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

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Shay Moseby

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Paula Laughton

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