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$6,715,000 + GST (if any)

Quality Otautau Dairy Unit

Situated in the Scotts Gap district and 10km from Otautau. This is a well balanced dairy unit which was converted in 2006. It comprises of flat contour and is well raced, fenced and watered, a very good range of farm buildings and a 3,000,000l effluent tank.

The two homes are well appointed and situated on Lower Scotts Gap Road. There is also access to the back of the farm from Brash Road.

This is very genuine 500 cow unit situated in a popular and reliable location.

Land Area

187 ha

Nearest Town

Otautau 10km.

Primary School

Otautau 10km, bus at gate.

Secondary School

Waiau Area School 26km, Aparima College 36.5km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, supply number 34955.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

All in permanent pasture. 18ha grass to grass every season.

Contour Description:

Flat with a very gentle roll.

Soil Types:

Predominantly Pukemutu, Aparima and Makarewa with some Otanomomo, Waimatuku and Woodlands.

Average Rainfall



Very clean, normal spraying programme.

Main Paddocks


Walking Distance to Shed

30 minutes.

Milking Time

2-3 hours.

Water Supply

Main water supply is from the bore at "Booth Block", back-up bore at cow shed. Reticulated through a ring line system with a 40mm mainline, troughs in all paddocks.

Water Consents

62.4m3/day, 6/3/2027


3,000,000 litre Kilptank which is linked to existing sand trap and saucer. Applied via a travelling irrigator. Consent for 520 cows until 6 March 2027.

Nitrogen used

Approx. 132kg N/ha annually.

Access & Roads

Excellent internal races. External access Lower Scotts Gap Road and Brash Road. New bridge installed in 2020.

Additional Feed Purchased

172 bales baleage last season.

Supplement made on Farm

300 bales baleage.


Three bedroom brick home with double glazing throughout. Open plan kitchen, dining and living. Heated by a multi fuel fire, heat pump and heat transfer system. Laundry, bathroom and attached double garage. Tenant healthy home insulation standards.

Other Homes

Second Home: Brick home with Colorsteel roof, double glazed, built in 2010. Open plan with two bedrooms and one bathroom, attached garage.

Farm Buildings

40 aside Herringbone shed with Milphos plant and 530 cow yard. Meal and molasses feed system (15 tonne silo system). New pulsators, new water filter, new teat spray mixer and new cooling system. Calf shed and covered yards with adjoining wood shed, fully enclosed two bay manure shed, five bay lean-to calf shed, three bay lean-to shed and older four bay shed.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Dosatron, water pumps, effluent system, molasses tank, feed silo and new teat sprayer.

Gravel Pits

Red gravel on farm.

Shelter & Trees

Poplars and hedges.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

All stock wintered off farm.

Current Stock

400 mixed aged cows, 112 in-calf heifers and 97 R1 heifers (grazed off).


2021/22: Estimated 200,000kg MS ex 500 cows.
2020/21: 200,833kg MS ex 502 cows.
2019/20: 198,107kg MS.
2018/19: 208,513kg MS.

Number of Staff


TB Status


Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

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P03 218 8959
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Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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P03 218 8959
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