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Owner Operator Dairy Unit

This is an opportunity to secure a reliable 300 cow dairy unit, with modern improvements, quality infrastructure and proven performance. Milking 300 cows for the past couple of seasons, production has been consistently around 130,000kg MS, but the property has achieved 165,000kg MS under a higher input feed system. A key asset to this unit is the new 350 cow consent, which expires 2030.
Improvements include a modern, 30 aside herringbone cow shed with in-shed feeding, ACRs and an adjacent feed pad. There is a tidy, large calf shed and five bay haybarn. The main homestead has been modernised and is set in a established, north facing setting. This farm has real character to it with flat to rolling contour combined with an attractive array of mature shelter and trees. The well maintained lanes, short walking distances, strong summer safe soils, sound fertility complete this offering.

Land Area

115 ha

Nearest Town

Otautau, 23km.

Primary School

Hauroko Valley Primary School, 11km. Bus at gate.

Secondary School

Waiau Area School, 21km. Bus at gate.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 63km.


Lorneville, 63km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Open Country Dairy, #13444.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

All in permanent pasture, 6.38ha grass to grass will be renewed this season. Approx. 75% of the property has been regrassed over the last five years.

Contour Description:

Flat to easy rolling, small area of steeper sidlings.


North facing.

Soil Types:

Lyoncross and a small amount of Wairaki.

Average Rainfall


Water Supply

Reliable bore, that was redrilled four years ago at approx. 56m depth, located by woolshed. Pumped via 40mm mainline with 32mm laterals to 1,000L troughs in all paddocks.


Gravity to weeping wall, then pumped to 90 day storage pond and spread via pods. Consented for 350 cows, expiring October 2030.


As per Ballance Agri-Nutrients recommendations.

Access & Roads

Well formed, all-weather central lane, that feeds all paddocks. Externally accessed by Clifden Gorge Road.


Approx. 1 tonne per cow of PK soy mix plus grass silage brought in from run off.


Three bedroom homestead, plus office. Open plan kitchen and living. Renovated with modernised bathroom, new carpet and vinyl. Aluminium windows throughout and heated by heatpump and wood/multi burner. Water sourced via roof to 30,000L tank.

Farm Buildings

30 aside herringbone cowshed with DeLaval plant and ACRs, molasses and in-shed feed system, five bay shed, woolshed/covered yards, utilised for calf rearing, seven bay open shed.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Cowshed plant, electric fence unit, water supply, pumps and fittings, effluent system.

Silage Pits and Pads

Calving pad (rock and bark). Silage pad on north side of road.

Gravel Pits

Rock on farm, north side ridge.

Shelter & Trees

Well established, mixed shelter, including leylandii and blue gums.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

320 cows wintered off farm, 300 calves reared. Peak milk 300 cows.


2019/20 - 131,879kg MS;
2018/19 - 118,308kg MS;
2017/18 - 163,631kg MS;
2017/18 - 133,229kg MS;
2017/18 - 135,316kg MS.

Date - Calving

8 Aug 2021

Herd Summary

Friesian and Friesian cross.

Number of Staff


Hayden McCallum
Hayden McCallum

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Shay Moseby

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