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Friday 26 February 2021, 2.00pm

Robotic Dairy Farm

Join the 21st century and invest in robotic milking, cow friendly, no pressure, less lame cows and stress. Cows get to choose when they get milked, great technology with automatic individual feed weighing, teats pre-washed and individual quarter cup removers, no over-milking, and all undercover five way drafting.

The farm is situated in the popular Heddon Bush district, handy to Drummond and Winton. It has two road frontages, well balanced contour, subdivision based around robotic milking times, impressive dairy milking parlour, substantial wintering barn for 164 cows, all underground effluent storage and a new calf shed. This is a very impressive operation and often admired over the years.

Land Area

101 ha

Nearest Town

Winton, 16km.

Primary School

Heddon Bush, 6km.

Secondary School

Central Southland College, 16km.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 42km.


Lorneville, 43km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, #32592.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

2.8ha kale sown Dec 2020, 1.5ha rape sown Jan 2021, 4.5ha ex oats to young grass Jan 2021, 4.5ha ex barley to young grass Jan 2021.

Contour Description:

Flat to terraced contour.

Soil Types:

Glenelg and Pukemutu on the terrace.

Average Rainfall



Normal spraying programme.

Walking Distance to Shed

600 meters.

Water Supply

Main bore (12m) at cowshed, pumped to main 30,000L tank, additional two tanks for storage and wash down. Spare 30,000L flood wash tank (not working). Two other 30,000L tanks by wintering barn along with a wash down pump and second bore at the calf shed. Stock water is all via cowshed. No water to paddocks.


Cowshed stone trap (gravity). Pumped to 5.5 million litre lined pond constructed in 2020. Umbilical system to paddocks (contractor). Consented for 400 cows, expiring May 2029.


Main topdressing.

Nitrogen used

Approx 150-170 units.

Access & Roads

Three main races to grazing paddocks. Externally accessed by Hundred Line Road East and Winton Mossburn Road.


65,000kg DM included on settlement date. An additional 200,000kg DM available at valuation used for wintering. 300 bales made on farm on good years. Balance purchased for wintering.


1583 Winton Wreys Road - Staff accommodation, brick and roughcast homestead with open plan kitchen, dining and living. Three bedrooms, bathroom with shower, two toilets. Home is situated 1km down the road at Heenan's corner and can be purchased with the farm or excluded.

Farm Buildings

Substantial, clearspan dairy barn, four Lely A4 robots. Lely Grazeway five way drafting, Te Pari crush, under cover yards for pre and post milked cows, large office with kitchen, viewing room, internet, computers, separate toilet, Glycol milk chillers, buffer vat system.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Four Lely A4 robots, Glycol milk chiller, Lely calf feeders, generator, two grain silos, 30,000lt molasses tank, electric fence unit at calf shed, two Discovery robots in the wintering shed, rubber matting, Juno feed pusher, computer and software, dosatron, buffer milk tank, cow electronic collars.

Silage Pits and Pads

Gravel pad for baleage.

Gravel Pits

Gravel on the farm (duck pond).

Shelter & Trees

mature poplars.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

Milk to end May for the main herd, 200 milkers early June down to 70 by end of July. 160 cows in barn, normally winter 150 heifer cows off the farm.

Current Stock

As at 12 November, 290 milking cows, 80 calves.


2019/20 - 120,841ks MS;
2018/19 - 131,815ks MS;
2017/18 - 148,644ks MS.

Date - Calving

1 Aug 2021

Number of Staff


TB Status


Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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