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Versatile Horticulture and Dairy Farm

Situated on State Highway 1, Lorneville Dacre and Davidson Roads, this well presented farm has always been admired over the years. Proximity to Edendale, Woodlands and Invercargill contributes to its great location.

Roger and Diane converted the original block in 1994 and have increased it over the years to its current 246ha, with the majority being on the highly sought after Waikiwi soils. The farm has been very well farmed over the years, has flat to very gentle contour, well maintained internal shelter throughout, subdivided into 67 main paddocks and well fenced internal races.

The buildings comprise of four homes, substantial calf rearing facilities, 40 AS Herringbone cow shed with adjoining 170 cow herd home plus numerous farm buildings. The current vendors have run this farm as a 500 cow unit with all the cows wintered on the property.

This is the ideal opportunity to purchase a versatile unit suitable for mixed horticulture and dairying, situated in a very strong farming district.

Land Area

186 ha subject to survey

Nearest Town

Invercargill 23km.

Primary School

Woodlands 6km, bus at gate.

Secondary School

Invercargill 22km, bus at gate.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Open Country Dairy.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

13ha 2nd crop Giant Chou Moellier, 8ha young grass in November 2021. 15ha new grass 2020.

Contour Description:

Flat to very gentle rolling.

Soil Types:

Majority Waikiwi silt loam.

Main Paddocks


Holding Paddocks


Walking Distance to Shed


Milking Time

2.5-3 hours.

Water Supply

Main bore situated at cow shed, approximately 8,000 litres per hour. 40mm mainline with 32mm and 25mm line to troughs, two and three troughs per paddock. Two 35,000 litre tanks at cow shed.

Bore Well size and depth

100mm, 18 metres.

Water Consents

60,000l/day, 23/7/14


Clean green system installed 2014. Gravity to new stone strap, gravity to weeping wall, then pumped to two storage tanks. Low application to 8ha with 70 pods, 90mm and 75mm line to five hydrants underground. No. 2 travelling irrigator. There is also a 60 day clay lined pond utilised for back up.

Cow Numbers Consents

550 cows, 3/10/24.


300kg/ha Cropmaster applied (six 50kg/ha applications) plus Urea.

Nitrogen used

190 units plus extra on crop ground.

Access & Roads

Three main road accesses: State Highway 1, Lorneville Dacre Road and Davidson Road.
Internal access: Very good internal races.


120,000kg DM silage or baleage, surplus baleage at valuation.

Additional Feed Purchased

50 bales straw, plus some PK feed on the shoulders of the season.

Supplement made on Farm

1,200-1,500 bales baleage and 200 tonne silage last season.


359 Edendale Woodlands Highway: Brick and roughcast home with open plan kitchen/dining area and separate lounge, three bedrooms, office/sunporch, bathroom, two toilets and shower. The home is heated by Yunca burner with wetback, radiators and a heat pump. Two bay external garage.

Other Homes

#2: 1994 Lorne-Dacre Road: Fiberboard home with open plan kitchen/living area with Yunca burner plus heat pump, three bedrooms, two car garage plus attached sleepout.

#3: 2134 Lorne-Dacre Road: Weatherboard home with new iron roof, painted 2019. Kitchen, living room with heat pump, two bedrooms, bathroom and laundry.

#4: 445 Edendale Woodlands Highway: Weatherboard and iron home, open plan kitchen/living area with heat pump, two bedrooms, three bay garage.

Farm Buildings

40 aside herringbone cow shed (built 1993) with 400 cow yard and De Laval plant. Concrete entrance both ways, herd home that winters 170-180 cows, concrete grating floor with underground storage - utilised for feeding year round.

New 12 bay calf shed with power (water and milk line from cow shed), 200 plus calves, bobby load-out pen. Two bay fertiliser/feed bins, three bay enclosed combined implement shed/workshop with power. Covered yards/woolshed situated by main homestead, three bay hay shed, two silage pits on concrete floor/sides. Vendor owned 16,000l vat.


Situated at cow shed, double deck loading race.

Shelter & Trees

Outstanding internal shelter with hedges, Pinus Radiata, Macrocarpa, Leylandii and Poplars.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

2021: 480 MA cows.
All cows are wintered on the property, and heifers are wintered at vendors run-off. Peak milk 550 MA cows.

Current Stock

2021 calving 580 cows, 4 bulls.

Crop Yield

16-18.5 tonne.


2019/20: 293,834kg MS ex 530 cows.
2018/19: 264,667kg MS ex 530 cows.
2017/18: 275,772kg MS ex 530 cows.
2016/17: 285,433kg MS ex 530 cows.
2015/16: 281,174kg MS ex 530 cows.


2021: 580.

Date - Calving

1 Aug 2021

Herd Summary

Average 500kg MS per cow.

Number of Staff

Contract milker plus three.

Supply #:


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Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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Paula Laughton

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