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Wednesday 30 September 2020, 2.00pm

Otautau Dairy Support Unit

Well located on the Otautau Wreys Bush Road, only 6km from Otautau. The farm is flat in contour and subdivided into 12 main paddocks with good access via a gravel central race. There is a reliable bore water supply with troughs in all main paddocks. Predominantly deer fenced all around with a small amount of post and wire fencing.
Currently utilised as a dairy support unit for supplement and calves, normally winters approximately 240 cows and heifers on crop. Very productive unit making approximately 900 bales annually. Excellent opportunity to secure your grazing and supplement requirements for this season, with settlement in October 2020.

Land Area

33 ha

Nearest Town

Otautau, 6km.

Primary School

Otautau School, 6km.

Secondary School

Central Southland College, 33km.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 46km.


Lorneville, 47km.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

(areas approx) 7 hectares ex kale to remain as unworked ground, 7 hectares new grass Jan 2020, balance permanent pasture.

Contour Description:


Soil Types:

Predominantly Pukemutu + Braxton, with small amount of Drummond at the front and Makarewa at the back.

Average Rainfall



Normal weed spraying annually.

Main Paddocks


Holding Paddocks


Water Supply

Bore located at old cowshed, reliable good supply. 32mm mainline, troughs in all main paddocks. House supply is also from the bore.


As per Ballance recommendations. Soil tests on file. pH and Olsen Ps in optimum range.

Nitrogen used

Normally three applications of 100kg per hectare annually.

Access & Roads

Good central gravel race.

Supplement made on Farm

Usually make 900 bales of baleage annually.


Older weatherboard three bedroom home. Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining heated by a woodburner.

Farm Buildings

Four bay implement shed, cattle yards, old barn and old cowshed used for storage.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

240 MA cows (including 50 heifers) wintered 2020 on kale.

Current Stock

Calves grazed from December to May.

Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

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