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Versatile Otara Farm

Country & Co Realty is privileged to offer to the market a truly reliable sheep and beef finishing farm with proven production and results over a number of years.

Located in the Otara district on the Southern Scenic Route, 59km from Invercargill, the property comprises easy to medium rolling contour, is well subdivided into 22 paddocks on productive soils with the ability to finish both cattle and lambs to good weights. Infrastructure includes a well appointed three bedroom, modernised roughcast home set in established surrounds, a four stand woolshed and large covered yards, gravity fed water system across approximately half the farm with simple access throughout. The property is run in conjunction with approximately a further 175ha which is also on the market separately.

This is a good opportunity to purchase a consistent farm with a sound farming history suitable for breeding and finishing. The property is in two titles with different options potentially available. The vendors are exiting farming. For genuine sale, please contact the sole agents for further information.

Land Area

210 ha

Nearest Town

Invercargill, 59.2km.

Primary School

Tokanui School, 17km.

Secondary School

Menzies College 49.4km or Invercargill high schools.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 71.6km.


Lorneville, 69.5km.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Approximately 33ha of native bush, 7ha ex kale to be regrassed December 2021. Majority of the farm has been regrassed over the last 20 years with permanent pasture.

Contour Description:

Easy rolling with some steeper areas.

Soil Types:

Combination of Waimahaka, Chaslands, Waipapa, Haldane and Scrubby Hill soils.

Average Rainfall



Clean, gorse sprayed.

Water Supply

Dam at creek in gully, pumped to holding 33,000L tank, gravity fed to sheep troughs to approximately half of the farm. Approximately half of the farm is sourced from a natural water supply. House water is via roof catchment and back up spring.


As per Ballance recommendations, soil test on file.

Access & Roads

Externally accessed by Otara Haldane Road and Porter Road.


Three bedroom, brick and roughcast homestead. Eight year old Colorsteel roof. Separate kitchen and lounge plus office. Ceiling and underfloor insulation, combination of double glazing and wooden windows throughout. Modern bathroom, separate toilet and laundry. Heated by heat pump and Yunca fire. 10x6m north facing deck and easy care established surrounds.

Farm Buildings

Four stand raised board woolshed (1700 woolies).

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Reticulated power around farm.

Gravel Pits

Rotten rock on north ridge of farm.


Covered sheep yards.

Shelter & Trees

Pockets of native bush.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

2,000 ewes wintered until the end of June. The month of July the property was destocked. 850 two tooth ewes back 1st August, on to grass. 1,086 mixed aged ewes back on to crop.

Current Stock

Lambing 1936 mixed aged ewes and 45 rams, finishing all lambs, grazing replacement hoggets and trading cattle at different times of the year, run as part of 390ha total unit.


140-145%. Lambing date: 6th Sept.

Lambing Weights


Hayden McCallum
Hayden McCallum

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P03 218 8959
M027 896 2644

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Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

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P03 218 8959
M027 498 0474

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