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Character Organic Dairy Farm

Introducing this 192 hectare, A2 organic dairy farm to the New Zealand market. Situated in Western Southland in the Pukemaori district, it comprises of flat to terraced contour, well balanced soils, very good internal racing throughout and attractive shelter around the farm.

It was reconverted nine or ten years ago with additional infrastructure including a well-appointed 54 bail rotary cow shed and new effluent and water treatment facilities along with a new, modern homestead. Currently farming all A2 Organic herd with 50 MA cows wintering on and calving down 406 cows in 2021. This is a character farm with quality improvements throughout, which adds to this ideal opportunity to own a sustainable dairy farming operation in New Zealand.

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Tahawai Pastoral 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.

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

Land Area

192 ha

Nearest Town

Tuatapere 10km.

Primary School

Hauroko Valley Primary School 11.5km, bus at corner.

Secondary School

Waiau Area School 12.3km, bus at corner.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville 63km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Open Country, supply #13424.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

7ha Kale will be sown in permanent pasture and oats undersown October/November 2021. 7ha Kale to be sown this spring for winter 2022.

Contour Description:

Flat to gentle rolling, terraced to river.



Soil Types:

A mix of soils, with lighter flats on the lower terrace and heavier flats on the upper

Average Rainfall



Organic controlled and maintained with mowing and weed eaters.

Water Supply

Bore (on eastern side of the farm) to cow shed, new automatic Forsi filtration system, 4 x 30,000l holding tanks, second source gallery at creek to cow shed.


Gravity to weeping wall, pumped to main 90 day lined 2,133m3 pond, hydrants via 90mm mainline (two sets, 6-12). Consent for 599 cows until 3 August 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

Orawia Pukemaori Road, very good well maintained lanes.

Additional Feed Purchased

150 bales baleage, 108 large hay rounds, 107t silage and 42t grain.

Supplement made on Farm

304 bales baleage.


Dwelling 1: Built 2012, brick home with open plan kitchen, dining and lounge with two heat pumps. Four bedrooms, master with ensuite, bathroom, separate shower, two toilets and double internal access garage.

Other Homes

Dwelling 2: Brick and roughcast home with kitchen/dining area and separate lounge with heat pump and Yunca log burner, three bedrooms.

Dwelling 3: Small cottage with kitchen and lounge, bedroom and heat pump.

Please Note: All houses upon settlement will be compliant with the healthy home standards.

Farm Buildings

Modern 54 bail rotary cow shed built in 2012, meal feeding and Milphos plant, ACRs, Milkhub drafting and weighing, office, toilet, milk room, 12m circular yard (500 cows) with backing and top gates, excellent drafting/holding/loading facilities. 14T grain silo, Tru test snap chiller, five bay calf shed, three bay implement shed with attached workshop, large concrete silage pads, cattle yards, loading facilities shed and No. 2 older HB cow shed.

Silage Pits and Pads

Three large concrete silage pads.

Gravel Pits

Gravel on farm.

Shelter & Trees

Variety of wind breaks throughout farm.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

60 cows wintered on farm over the last three years.

Current Stock

21/22: Calving 410 cows.
MA cows are all A2 organic production. Mated Viking Red hybrid Vigor.


21/22: budget 170,053kg MS ex 406 cows peak milk.
20/21: 158,010kg MS ex 390 cows peak milk.
19/20: 144,227kg MS ex 400 cows peak milk.
18/19: 161,586kg MS ex 410 cows peak milk.

Date - Calving

7 Aug 2021

Stock & Plant

All stock and plant available at valuation.

Number of Staff

Core x3 + 1 casual.

Philip Ryan
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