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Wednesday 10 March 2021, 2.00pm

Dairy Unit With Production Upside

Crookston is well renown for strong pasture growth and a good dairy farming area due to the high producing, top quality soils and reliable climate. Often farms are tightly held in this area but our vendor is looking to exit farming and offering up his agri-investment portfolio, which also includes a 307ha support block within 15 minutes of this property.

This dairy unit itself is very well laid out with the infrastructure being centrally located, the longest walks for the cows being under 1.5km. Calf facilities are excellent and well positioned on the farm, the property also has a full range of other buildings/facilities from fertiliser bins to wintering areas. With good staff being a vital part of any operation and being happy in their homes, the current vendor is making some fresh renovations in the houses. These include a new kitchen, bathroom, heatpumps/fire, new carpet and paint.

The property has achieved above 420,000kg MS in the past. The 50 bail rotary shed has protract and in shed feeding which allows any system to be implemented and easily managed.

Land Area

325 ha

Nearest Town

Tapanui, 8km.

Primary School

Tapanui, 8km.

Secondary School

Blue Mountain College, 8km.

Freezing Works

Finegard, 79.6km.


Charlton, 47km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number


Present Condition ( areas approx):

7ha ex fodder beet to new grass, 7ha fodder beet to be sown this season. Balance in permanent pasture, with effective paddock area approximately 293.05ha.

Contour Description:

Flat to gentle contour.

Soil Types:

Crookston, Heriot, Heretaunga and Eurka soils, which are high producing and known to be some of the best soils in the district.

Average Rainfall



228 masl.


Pastures are clean of weeds, annual maintenance programme will target small gully.

Water Supply

Water is supplied via the stream to the east of the farm and is gravity fed to six holding tanks. Back up water is supplied via a pump in the stream in front of the main homestead. There are 1500 litre water troughs in every paddock via a 40mm main line.


Large effluent pond measuring 28m x 27m, at approx. 2.5m depth. Gravity from shed to stone trap, then gravity fed to round sump, sump is then pumped to main, clay lined storage pond, then spread via Cobra travelling irrigator.


Vendor uses Ballance, new soil tests and recommendations on file.

Access & Roads

Main access off Tapanui Raes Junction Highway. Internal access is excellent via wide, well-formed and laid out all weather races, with longest walk for cows under 1.5km.


275t dairy mix (45% grain, 35% PKE and 20% DDG). 300t silage bought in from the run off.

Supplement made on Farm

1,000 bales to be made on farm.


Large brick three bedroom home with new iron roof, separate kitchen, lounge and living areas. Heated by heat pump, plus new fire and insulation. New water filtration system and sourced off roof. Renovations being completed this year with new kitchen, bathroom, curtains and carpet throughout. Detached garaging and established outdoor setting.

Other Homes

Second Home - Large three bedroom home, brick exterior and new iron roof. Separate kitchen, lounge and living areas, new carpet throughout. Heated by heat pump and insulated this year. Detached garage and woodshed.

Farm Buildings

50 bail rotary cowshed with Protrack system, molasses and in shed feeding, new toilet. Large modern 8 bay double depth calf shed with central drive through area. Additional large square calf shed, 5 bay storage/implement shed, 3 bay machinery shed + large single shed, fertiliser bin, grain silo and older woolshed.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Electric fence unit, effluent equipment, dosatron, cowshed plant and equipment.

Shelter & Trees

Macrocarpa, leylandii, gums, poplars and flaxes.


2020/21 - 380,000kg MS, ex 870 cows;
2019/20 - 297,049kg MS;
2018/19 - 280,489kg MS;
2017/18 - 291,757kg MS;
2016/17 - 312,347kg MS;
2015/16 - 341,852kg MS.

Date - Calving

10 Aug 2021

Supply #:


Shay Moseby
Shay Moseby

Farm Sales

P03 218 8959
M027 268 6879

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Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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P03 218 8959
M027 432 5770

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