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Semi Self Contained Organic Dairy Unit

Located on the border of Southland and Otago, this certified organic property has excellent scale, which allows options to run various farming systems. Calving down 753 organic cows this season which is run in two herds, including a once a day herd. Further to this 1,100 bales baleage, 260 tonne silage plus hay are made on farm, which is a cost-effective way to supply feed to the overall operation. The farm wintered 480 cows in 2021.

The overall infrastructure on the property is sufficient, with the 54 bail rotary having an easy to manage effluent system all gravity fed to a large lined pond. There are three houses on the property, along with ample support buildings and sheds that are well situated over the farm.

Kaiwera Farm is part of the Aquila certified organic farming portfolio which in total is 2,790 hectares milking 5,043 cows. A turn key business with all the management and systems in place ready for the next entity to take this business to the next level.

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Expressions of Interest close Thursday, 18th November at 4pm at Country & Co Realty Limited, 33 Arena Avenue, Invercargill.

Land Area

458 ha

Nearest Town

Gore, 31km.

Primary School

Pukerau Primary School, 16.7km with bus at gate.

Secondary School

Gore High School, 31.9km and South Otago High School, 49.4km with buses at gate.

Freezing Works

Alliance Mataura, 39.7km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Open Country, supply #13274.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Estimated 280ha effective platform and 145.50ha once a day/support land, 17ha pines with balance of buildings, lanes and ineffective.

20ha Kale, will be sown in permanent pasture and oats undersown October/November 2021.

60ha Kale will be sown this spring for winter 2022.

Contour Description:

Approximately 400ha of flat to medium undulation, 25.50ha rolling country.



Soil Types:

Waikaka and Ferndale, generally heavier soils on lower flats.

Average Rainfall

1,000mm approx.


200 MASL approx


Organic controlled and maintained with mowing and weed eaters.

Water Supply

Water is reticulated via 50mm mainline with 40mm and 32mm laterals. New pump going in so water system will split two ways and run off different pumps. Current water permits on file.


Effluent has green wash system, all gravity through wedge to weeping wall then lined pond, which is then reticulated via two 40/50mm mainlines to four large pods.


2020 Eurofins soil tests on file, supported with complex fertiliser programs. Products applied include Viafos Potash 22, Harvest Salt, Viafos LeaderSul 90, Viafos V10 granule, Mag 2000, Zinc Sulphate Mono, Selenium Organic Chip, Copper and Cobalt Sulphate, Ag Lime and more.

Access & Roads

Internal access via an all-weather rotten rock lane, that feeds to most paddocks. External access via Clements Road and Waipahi Station Road.

Additional Feed Purchased

144 large hay rounds.

Supplement made on Farm

1,137 bales baleage, 260t silage and 357 large hay rounds.


Large four bedroom home with roughcast exterior, iron roof and mix of wooden and aluminum joinery. Open plan kitchen and dining area with separate large lounge. Bathroom is being renovated this year, it will have a separate shower and bath plus toilet. Plus one separate toilet.
Water sourced via spring and heated via gas. Heating via woodsman fire and heat pump, with insulation in ceiling and underfloor.
Attached single garage. Large wooden deck on north and west side of house that overlook established garden and surrounds.
Dwelling 2: Modern three bedroom home with palliside exterior and colorsteel roof. Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge, that opens to north facing deck and easy care section. Bathroom has separate bath and shower, separate toilet. Aluminum joinery and fully double glazed. Heated solely via Fujitsu heat pump and insulated underfloor, walls and ceiling. Attached single garage. Water sourced from spring and roof catchment.

Other Homes

Dwelling 3: Large four bedroom brick and roughcast home with iron roof. Open plan kitchen and dining, plus separate lounge area that feeds to a north facing wooden deck overlooking an established garden setting. Bathroom has a shower over bath and toilet plus there is an additional shower and toilet in the washhouse. Mixture of wooden and aluminum joinery and heated by Fujitsu heat pump and wood/coal fireplace plus heat transfer system. Attached single garage. Water is sourced via bore.

Farm Buildings

Dairy Shed: Automated 54 bail rotary shed with 500 cow round yard with backing gates, ACRs, in shed feeding system, updated Protrack, greenwash cleaning, office and toilet.

Three bay shed with lockup, four bay calf shed, two covered yards converted into calf facilities, three bay hay shed, other hay shed, workshop, two older woolsheds, cattle yards and other sundry support buildings.

Silage Pits and Pads

Two on farm.

Gravel Pits

Rotten rock available on farm.

Shelter & Trees

Array of plantings throughout such as Pine, Poplar, Willow and Macrocarpa.17ha of Pines.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

Between 480-710 cows wintered on farm over the last three years.


21/22: budget 292,504kg MS ex 753 cows peak milk.
20/21: 221,137kg MS ex 670 cows peak milk.
19/20: 230,781kgMS ex 650 cows peak milk.
18/19: 208,314kgMS ex 640 cows peak milk.


1st Aug Heifers, Cows 5th August.

Stock & Plant

All stock and plant available at valuation.

Number of Staff

Core x6 (incl. 2 permanent part time) + 2 casual.

Philip Ryan
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