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Edendale Organic Dairy Unit

Rarely do mid-scale dairy units come to the market on the boundary of Edendale. The high performing team on farm are well supported by a skilled management team to help guide them, plus take care of a lot of the compliance work to allow the team on the ground, to focus on their core roles.

Key features here are the 54 bail automated rotary shed, plus updated Protrack. The soils are well balanced of which approximately 10ha is leased to organic vegetable growers annually. The certified organic A2 farm is further supported by three dwellings and a full array of other farm infrastructure. It is clear that a high level presentation is high on the Managers list of expectations, from the very tidy cow shed to the clear pastures.

Ota Dairies 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

284 ha

Nearest Town

Gore, 26km, Invercargill, 36km.

Primary School

Edendale Primary School, 5.2km with bus at gate.

Secondary School

Gore High School, 27km. Invercargill, 38.2km.

Freezing Works

Alliance Mataura, 17km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Open Country, supply #13137.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Estimated 265ha platform, 10ha leased.

4.6ha Kale, 14ha Italian, 4ha ex vege lease will be sown into permanent pasture and oats undersown October-December 2021.

9ha Kale will be sown this spring for winter 2022.

Contour Description:

Approximately 169ha of flat to soft undulation land, with 96ha easy rolling and balance of land rough grazing/ineffective.



Soil Types:

Majority Waikoikoi and Woodlands soils, with some Waikiwi and Edendale.

Average Rainfall

1,000mm approx.


Organic controlled and maintained with mowing and weed eaters. Some gorse on property.

Water Supply

Two bores located on the property, one bore feeds the houses and calf shed with the main bore supplying the dairy shed and stock. One bore has a Forsi filtration system in place. Reticulated via 40mm mainline with 32mm laterals feeding to troughs in all paddocks.


The property has a 100ha spreading area, with the effluent being gravity fed from dairy shed to weeping wall, pumped to lined pond, then spread via pods. The property is consented for 850 cows until 7 December 2022.


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 off Homestead Road.

Additional Feed Purchased

158 large hay rounds, 300t silage and 60t grain.

Supplement made on Farm

690 bales baleage.


Dwelling 1:Modern three bedroom red brick exterior home with colorsteel roof, aluminum joinery and double glazed throughout. Open plan layout kitchen, dining and lounge. Bathroom has bath and shower, toilet is separate. Heating solely from heat pump, with insulation in ceiling and roof. Attached double garage. Water is sourced from second farm bore.

Other Homes

Dwelling 3: Three bedroom cottage with roughcast exterior, colorsteel roof and aluminum joinery. Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. Bathroom has sperate shower and bath, separate toilet in the washhouse. Heated via heat pump and fire, with heat transfer system. Detached single garage. Water is sourced from second farm bore. This cottage has had renovations in the past three years including new carpet, paint and roof.

Farm Buildings

Fully automated 54 bail rotary shed built in 2011, complete with ACRs, auto teat spraying, updated Protrack and auto drafting.14 metre circular yard with top gate and two backing gates. In-shed feeding capabilities sourced from the 14t silo. Two offices and toilet.

Covered yards with eight bays for calves, four bay implement shed used for calves, four bay hay shed, two bay implement shed, three bay implement shed plus various sundry farm buildings.

Silage Pits and Pads

Old herringbone shed site is used for silage area as has concrete base.

Gravel Pits


Shelter & Trees

Mixed tactical plantings throughout the farm.

Wood Lots

Small plantation of Pines.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

Between 150-250 cows wintered on farm over the last three years.


21/22: 230,362kg MS ex 580 cows peak milk.
20/21: 221,614kg MS ex 590 cows peak milk.
19/20: 192,148kgMS ex 590 cows peak milk.
18/19: 230,170kgMS ex 610 cows peak milk.


1 Aug Heifers Cows 7 August.

Stock & Plant

All stock and plant available at valuation.

Number of Staff

Core x4 +14 casual (4 calf rearers and 11 weeds).

Philip Ryan
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