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Top Waianawa Dairy Unit + 100ha Platform Lease

Situated in the popular Waianawa farming district, Country & Co are proud to be marketing this ideal scale dairy unit with a further six year substantial milking platform lease. Also for sale in conjunction with this is the vendors 35ha dairy support block, just 5km from the dairy unit.

A key feature of this property is the generously sized, centrally located 64 bail rotary that was built in 2012. During this build the effluent system was upgraded and modernised. The dairy shed has been built to high specifications, being fully automated, allowing a one person operation. The farm has two housing options and a full array of other support buildings suitable to the currently operation. Other clear benefits are the three road frontages, square shape, and extensive subdivision which include paddocks being double troughed.

This farm has well balanced soils and a strong grass growing unit. It also has the benefit of putting feed through the shed to allow various farm systems to be run with ease. It is currently milking 750 cows out of the 780 cows consented, which produced over 400,000 kgMS the past three seasons. Seldom do opportunities of this quality and location come to the open market, act quick for this top shelf option.

Land Area

174 ha

Nearest Town

Waianiwa 1.6km, Winton 20.4km. Invercargill 22.5km.

Primary School

Waianiwa 1.8km.

Secondary School

Invercargill; Central Southland College 20.3km, buses at bowling green.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville 11.6km.


Lorneville 12.8km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, supply number 31666.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Freehold: 6.3ha ex Fodder Beet to young grass November 2021.
Leasehold: 10.3ha Fodder Beet to young grass November 2021.
19ha young grass in 2020/21 season.

Contour Description:

Predominately flat, terraced on north west side of the property.

Soil Types:

Northope, Makarewa, Tomoporakau, Lumsden, Titipua, Waikiwi, Waianiwa and Dacre.

Average Rainfall

1,150mm approx.


No noxious weeds, standard farming program in place.

Water Supply

Three bores, main bore located six metres from cow shed, other two located near cow shed also, house bores.
All paddocks on freehold land are double troughed, with leasehold land being single troughed. All stock water is fed through 65 to 50mm mainline.
Consent for 93,600 litres per day until 12 October 2022.


Cowshed effluent is gravity fed to stonetrap, then gravity fed to 140,000 litre enviro saucer, then pumped into 3,000,000 litre Tasman tank, which was installed in 2012. Effluent is then reticulated to hydrants covering 71ha and spread via irrigator/pods, freehold property has approximately 90%+ land area available to spread effluent.
Consent for 780 cows until 12 October 2022.


Last three seasons nutrient summaries on file, vendors follow Ballance Agri-Nutrients recommendations.
2021 individual paddock soil tests on file, very good fertility over the property.

Nitrogen used

100-120 units N used annually, spread over three applications with spring and autumn getting approximately 40 units and summer 20 units.

Access & Roads

Excellent external access via two tarsealed road frontages and one gravel road. Internal races are well built and in good condition, feeding to all main paddocks on freehold land.


140,000 kgDM silage/baleage from runoff.
350T wheat, 350T DDG, 200T soya and 125T molasses.

Supplement made on Farm

150 bales made on farm.


Brick and roughcast homestead, new kitchen 2021, dining, lounge, three bedrooms, two heat pumps, fully insulated to Healthy Homes standards. Water is sourced via roof plus back-up bore at sheds. Single garage.

Other Homes

Second Dwelling: Older weatherboard home, new kitchen 2019/2020, new carpet and vinyl 2021, three bedrooms, heat pump and Yunca fire. Partially insulated. Water is sourced via bore at old cow shed.

Farm Buildings

Centrally located fully automated 64 bail rotary cowshed built in 2012, equipped with De Laval plant, ACRs, milk meters, auto drafting, Del Pro auto wash and in shed feed system. 14m circular yard with backing gate and scraper, large holding pens, covered vet race and permanent load out ramp. Cowshed has underground/pass walkthrough, two offices, storage room and toilet.
Large seven bay double depth calf shed with attached two bay concrete based lockable workshop/implement shed, five bay shed with high roof with two bays concrete based and utilised for fertiliser/PKE.
Two five bay calf sheds, smaller storage shed, terraced straw based calving pad with attached older shedding for shelter.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

De Laval plant, cup removers, milk meters, scales, auto draft, Del Pro auto wash, computer, air compressor, two electric fence units.

Silage Pits and Pads

2,000 tonne pit with concrete base and sides.

Gravel Pits

Gravel pit by duck pond.

Shelter & Trees

Established shelter belts consisting of mainly Pine and Macrocarpa.

Current Stock

Calves down 780 cows, peak milk approximately 750 cows.

Crop Yield

Fodder yield 28 tonne.


2020/21: 401,572kg MS ex 720 cows. Cows calving 780.
2019/20: 423,863kg MS ex 700 cows.
2018/19: 425,031kg MS ex 700 cows.

Date - Calving

2 Aug 2021

Cattle Weight

570kg average liveweight 1 December.

Number of Staff


TB Status


Philip Ryan
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