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Turn Key Dairy Unit


If location is a key factor for you when buying, then this dairy unit will fit the bill being only 12 minutes north of Invercargill, just off state highway 98 in the Roslyn Bush district. The property comprises 151 hectares, with a brand new consent for 400 cows expiring May 2030, which provides excellent security in the current environment. The farm produced 162,000 kg MS in the 2019/20 season from 375 Kiwi X cows, under a system three operation. This farm has been improving year on year, with production 8% ahead year to date.
Farm infrastructure is another highlight of this property with a modern, ten year old, 36 aside herringbone cow shed, fitted with ACRs, in-shed feeding and a 500 cow yard. This property has ample other support buildings, including two quality calf sheds and two calving pads. There are two good homes on the property, with the main home renovated and overlooking a large portion of the farm towards the north. Other notable features on this unit is the flat to gentle contour, simple central race system that accesses the platform, with the longest walk being only 700 metres. Furthermore there is 9.4 hectares of 25 year old Pinus Radiata ready for harvest. Our vendor have invested in riparian planting adjacent to most of the water ways, a turn key farm that comes highly recommended.


Land Area

152 ha

Nearest Town

Invercargill, 18km.

Primary School

Myross Bush, 8km.

Secondary School

Invercargill High Schools, 18km.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 15km.

Salesyards

Lorneville, 14km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra 31494.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Approx 130ha dairy unit, 9.4ha of 25 year old pines, 12ha QE2 Trust.

Contour Description:

Flat, very gentle rolling.

Aspect:

North.

Average Rainfall

1100-1200mm.

Weeds:

Clean.

Main Paddocks

43

Milking Time

1hour 45 minutes AM, 1hour 35 minutes PM.

Water Supply

The bore is at a depth of 35 metres and drawn at 28 metres. There are four 30,000L tanks at the dairy shed, iron filtration system. The main water line is 40mm feeding 1000L concrete troughs in each paddock.

Effluent

Gravity via stone trap, weeping wall into a clay lined storage pond. 100% effluent application across the farm via pod system.

Fertiliser

As per Ravensdown recommendations. Soil test and recommendations on file. Average pH 6.1. average Olsen P 31. Approx 150 units of Nitrogen used.

Access & Roads

Main access off Bridge Inn and Coveney Road.

Supplements

1kg per milking of DDG wheat barley mix is fed through the shed.

Supplement made on Farm

300 bales made on farm depending on season. 200-300 bales are brought in.

Homestead

Brick and roughcast, open plan kitchen and dining, separate living area, three bedrooms and office. There is a modern bathroom, a new wood burner in 2015, a new heat pump in 2017. New drapes currently ordered. Insulation both underfloor and ceiling. The garden and surrounds are established and easy care.

Other Homes

The second house is fibre board and batten cladding, comprising open plan living and dining, separate kitchen, five bedrooms, large bathroom, mezzanine floor and sleep out. Heated by wood burner and insulated underfloor and ceiling. A good second home complimenting the property.

Farm Buildings

36 aside herringbone cow shed, ACRs, Milfos plant, in-shed feeding, 12t silo, 12,000L calf vat, office, toilet, dosatron auto drafting and teat spray. Large calf shed, three bay hayshed converted into stable and a tack room with arena area. There is a four bay tractor shed and two bay machinery/storage shed.

Silage Pits and Pads

Two wood chip calving pads. There is metal available on farm used to maintain lanes and races.

Shelter & Trees

Macrocarpa hedges and flaxes. Natives are planted along water ways, approximately 2-3 years old and establishing nicely.

Wood Lots

9.4ha of 25 year old Pinus Radiata. Further information on file.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

385 Kiwi X cows were wintered off farm locally. Vendors peak milk 375 cows. Herd profile available on request. The vendor recently tested for A2, 127 out of 140 tested were A2. The herd is available for purchase, subject to valuation.

Milk Solids

170000

Production

2020 - 2021 - 8% ahead season to date, target is 170,000kg MS
2019 - 2020 - 162,066kg MS
2018 - 2019 - 147,066kg MS
2017 - 2018 - 144,066kg MS


Date - Calving

12 Aug 2021

TB Status

C5.

Hayden McCallum
Hayden McCallum

Farm Sales

P03 218 8959
M027 896 2644


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