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Riverslea Dairies

Located in the reliable Wyndham district is this well presented flat, terraced property situated alongside the Mataura River. The excellent balance of soils have great fertility and is good early growing country, giving you a head start to the season.

Supported by a quality, fully automated 54 bail rotary shed with all the bells and whistles including a separate stand-off pad consented for 250 cows. Cows all wear GEA cowscouts for optimal farm management. Currently milking a herd of 610 and averaging 273,847kg MS over the last three seasons. A modern effluent system with green wash in place is easy to manage. Well equipped with four housing options and many other supporting sheds.

A character farm with a beautiful variety of planted shelter throughout, with all waterways fenced to a high standard.

Land Area

246 ha

Nearest Town

Wyndham 4.5km.

Primary School

Wyndham Primary 5.1km, bus at gate.

Secondary School

Menzies College 4.9km, bus at gate.

Freezing Works

Mataura 15.6km.


Charlton 21.1km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, supply number 34176.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

(areas approx) 223ha effective, 9ha summer turnips will be sown to grass in February, 5ha grass to grass each year. Balance as inspected.

Contour Description:

Flat in two terraces.



Soil Types:

Ardlussa, Gore and Oughton with small amount of Jacobstown.

Average Rainfall



54 MASL.


Small amount of ragwort and Docks (under annual spraying programme).

Main Paddocks


Holding Paddocks


Walking Distance to Shed

1.3km max, 35min.

Milking Time

300-330 cows per hour (one person).

Water Supply

Two bores on the property supply for stock and shed water. Both are six metres, four inch. 40mm lines plus loops of 32mm to troughs in all paddocks.
Houses: UV filtered rainwater to all homes apart from older cottage.

Water Consents

78m3 per day.


90 day lined storage pond at dairy shed. Underground pipes to hydrants, Cobra application monopump with Harvest GPS monitoring management system and Nevada stirrer.


650 cows, 20/6/26.


As per Ballance recommendation.

Access & Roads

External access via Wyndham Road and Oughton Road. Good internal races, of which 700m was extensively upgraded in 2021. Underpass between the two roads.


To be negotiated.

Additional Feed Purchased

Grain, in-shed feeding, 2kg per cow per day.

Supplement made on Farm

800 bales baleage and 8ha summer turnips last season. As at 1 December 2021


1128 Wyndham Road: Roughcast home with iron roof and aluminum windows. Open plan kitchen (has own hot water cylinder), dining and living area, four bedrooms, modern bathroom (gas hot water) and office. Diesel fire in living area. Water supply is from the bore and filtered through UV system. Insulated in ceiling but not underfloor due to restrictive space. Outside mudroom, rumpus room and single garage. Excludes dishwasher.

Other Homes

Dwelling No. 2: Wooden home with iron roof and aluminum windows. Open plan kitchen, living and dining heated by a multifuel fire and heatpump. Three bedrooms, bathroom laundry and separate toilet.
Dwelling No. 3: Tidy two bedroom cottage for single-person or couple.
Dwelling No. 4: Three bedroom older wooden cottage utilised by the owners when visiting. Heatpump in hallway.

Farm Buildings

Excellent 54 bail rotary dairy shed built in 2005. The shed is GEA fully automated with Westfalia plant and on nylon rollers, has an in shed feeding system which the herd receive minerals through currently, three silos, Dairy Plan drafting system (three way), auto scales, auto teat spray, Dosatron (not currently used), auto vat wash and wash system, snap chiller, office and toilet. Double rectangular yard for 700 cows with two backing gates plus an electric top gate, as well as a green flood-wash. The old herringbone and yard area is now utilised as a stand off pad and is consented for 250 cows for the between 1 May–31 May and 1 August–15 September, and effluent is pumped to the pond at the dairy shed.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Dairy shed trolly, hoof crate, calf milk vat, portable load out ramp.

Gravel Pits

Gravel pit open.


Portable load out ramp at old herringbone shed.

Shelter & Trees

Well sheltered property with numerous attractive plantings throughout.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

All stock wintered off farm.

Current Stock

622 mixed aged cows.


As at 1 December 2021: 128,658kg MS.
2020/21: 277,838kg MS.
2019/20: 279,339kg MS.
2018/19: 264,365kg MS.

Dairy Co-op Authority


Dairy Company Shares

Not included in sale.

Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

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P03 218 8959
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