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Mixed Farming - Dairy Support History

The McDonald family are calling time on their property, they have been faithfully farming the land for the past 22 years. It is clear to see the hard work and development that has been completed to get the property to its current state, which is a credit to the McDonalds.

Farming system is mixed, running 2,450 TEFRom ewes, 640 Wairere hoggets and wintering 568 MA dairy cows, with grazing some dairy heifers through the reference period also. The current system is suited to the property, due to balance of contour of approximately 1/3 flat, 1/3 rolling and 1/3 clean hill country. The farm is well serviced via an all-weather lane down the north-west side of the property, additionally there are grass lanes into the hill blocks for ease of stock movement to all stock facilities.

The property is in two main titles, giving purchasing options with the large four bedroom homestead situated on a 59ha title and the balance of the farm being 365ha with all of the farm infrastructure on it.

Contact the sole agents today to find out more on this excellent property.

Land Area

424 ha

Nearest Town

Dipton 7.2km.

Primary School

Dipton Primary School 5.3km, bus at gate.

Secondary School

Northern Southland College 27.6km, bus at gate. Central Southland College 35km, bus 10km from gate.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Approximately 271ha permanent pasture, 100ha oversown hill, 43ha Kale which will be sown into permanent pasture in October/November and 15ha pines.

Contour Description:

Well balanced contour with approximately 1/3 flat, 1/3 rolling and 1/3 clean hill country.

Soil Types:

Mostly Taringatura and Mossburn with smaller areas of Caroline, Glenure, Lumsden and Jacobstown.

Average Rainfall

800-900mm annually.


140-320 MASL.




Annual programme in place with some gorse and broom being targeted and sprayed this season.

Main Paddocks


Holding Paddocks


Hill Blocks


Water Supply

Sourced from spring from north hill block, gravity fed to flats via 40mm and 32mm mainline. Hill blocks have natural sources. Mix of cattle and sheep troughs.

Bore Well size and depth

Beside house, used as back-up.


Applied as per Ballance recommendations.

August 2020 tests average pH 5.83 and Olsen P 14-33.

Access & Roads

External access via Dipton Mossburn Highway. Internal access via an all-weather lane down the north-west of the property with some grass lanes feeding to the hill blocks.


All made on farm, approximately 600 bales of baleage.


Four large bedrooms, office, separate kitchen and two living areas, open fire, separate toilet, shower and bath. Brick and roughcast exterior with weatherboard upper level, diesel central heating and iron roof with insulation in ceiling. Water off roof and bore as back-up.

Farm Buildings

Four stand raised board woolshed (250 woolies) and covered yards (1,100 woolies), super shed with concrete base and workshop (two sheds side by side), five bay hay shed and large two bay lock-up workshop with concrete floor with motorbike/dog tucker shed attached.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Two electric fence units, four shearing machines (two newer Listers), Vanguard hydraulic wool press, cattle crush and all components of the water system.

Gravel Pits

No open pits but some rock on farm.


Cattle yards and sheep yards.

ETS Status


Shelter & Trees

Pine hedge and natural contour on hill with some tussock and scrub.

Wood Lots

Approximately 15ha 25 year old pines.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

2,450 TEFRom ewes, 640 Wairere hoggets and wintering 568 mixed age dairy cows, 40 rams plus the odd beef cattle. Vendors have also run dairy heifers through the reference period.

Crop Yield

Kale 14-17 tonne.


Lamb average kill weight of 18kg+.


135% STS average, hoggets all lambed.

Lambing date 9th September 2021.

TB Status


Shay Moseby
Shay Moseby

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Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

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P03 218 8959
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