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Organic Dairy Farm

This well presented certified organic A2 farm is situated in the reliable Aparima district which is close to Otautau, Winton and Invercargill and has the Aparima River on the western boundary.

McIntosh is well run by an experienced team. It has a modern double pit cow shed (52 cups), substantial calving barn and outside feeding, two excellent calf sheds, numerous farm buildings and comes complete with three houses. Comprising of a good mix of flat river terraces to rolling ridges, centrally located buildings and good mature shelter throughout the farm.
Currently milking all A2 organic herd calving down 410 MA cows this season, and wintered 80 cows on farm this past winter.

McIntosh 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

221 ha

Nearest Town

Otautau 8.2km.

Primary School

Otautau 8.9km, bus at corner.

Secondary School

Central Southland College 32.2km, bus at corner.

Freezing Works

Alliance Mataura, 82km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Open Country, supply #13468.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

11 Mixed species mix will be sown back into permanent pasture and oats undersown October/November 2021.

12ha Mixed species mix will be sown this spring for winter 2022.

Contour Description:

Flat river flats, gentle rolling to rolling contour with the odd steeper face.


North west.

Soil Types:

Balanced soils. Tuatapere, Makarewa, Upukerora, Aparima and Oteramika.

Average Rainfall

1,000 - 1,150mm.


Organic controlled and maintained with mowing and weed eaters.

Water Supply

Bore situated on the river flats. 40mm mainline, three 30,000 litre tanks at cow shed.


Gravity to double weeping walls, pumped to large, lined effluent pond (approximately 4,500,000 litres), two lines of maxi pods, 120 day holding. The property is consented for 650 cows until 4 March 2023.


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

McIntosh Road external, internal races throughout the farm.

Additional Feed Purchased

136 large hay rounds, 194t silage.

Supplement made on Farm

212 bales baleage and 222t silage.


Dwelling 1: Homestead is double glazed with plaster exterior, iron roof and large verandah, open plan kitchen/dining/lounge with heat pump, heat transfer system and log burner, four bedrooms, office, bathroom, two toilets and laundry.

Single man's accommodation with lounge, bedroom, shower, toilet and garage.

Other Homes

Dwelling 2: Open plan brick home, kitchen/dining/lounge with heat pump, three bedrooms, master with ensuite and large walk-in wardrobe, bathroom and internal double garaging. Double glazing throughout.

Farm Buildings

Dual 26 pit (52 cups) Herringbone cow shed, 16 ACRs, Waikato plant, walkover teat sprayer, weighing updated Protrack, Varicool chiller, two 16,000 litre milk vats, large ten bay wintering/calving barn (50 x 30 metres) with outside concrete feeding (250 cows), four bay implement shed, lock-up chemical/storage shed, woolshed with attached seven bay calf shed, five bay calf shed with outside bobby calf stand, workshop, two hay barns and sundry other buildings.

Silage Pits and Pads

Self feeding concrete silage pad (300 - 400 tonne).

Gravel Pits

Available on farm.

Shelter & Trees

Poplars, Gums, Flax, Pinus Radiata and Leylandii.

Wood Lots

4ha Pinus Radiata.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

Between 70-80 cows wintered on farm over the last three years.

Crop Yield

Nine tonne.


21/22: budget 177,361kg MS ex 410 cows peak milk.
20/21: 167,147kg MS ex 460 cows peak milk.
19/20: 149,094kg MS ex 460 cows peak milk.
18/19: 165,308kg MS ex 460 cows peak milk.

Stock & Plant

All stock and plant available at valuation.

Number of Staff

Core x4 (incl. 1 permanent part time) + 3 casual.

Philip Ryan
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