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Immaculate Infrastructure with Production Upside


Country & Co are privileged to be marketing this very tidy dairy unit owned by the McKenzie family, located in the Otama district, with three road frontages.

This property sits well above most, with regard to the quality of infrastructure, right from the modern 60 bail high spec rotary cowshed, effluent system, quality housing and calving facilities. The land itself is extremely well balanced and has some nice soft rolling contour, which adds to the character and overall feel of the farm. Credit must also go to the longstanding staff, who have farmed with the McKenzie's for 12 years, as if it was their own to a high level.

Currently running a semi self-contained, low input system, milking 675 cows out of the 800 consent, there is ability to lift production with system changes. There is huge ability to capitalise on high payouts by increasing milking numbers and supplement through the cowshed, which would achieve top production from this unit. Very seldom do turn key dairy units, with key attributes of excellent location and infrastructure come to the open market.

Land Area

277 ha

Nearest Town

Gore, 18km.

Primary School

Mandeville, 12km. Bus at gate.

Secondary School

Gore High or St Peter's College. Bus at end of Wilson Rd.

Freezing Works

SFF Waitane, 21km.


Charlton, 21km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, #33272.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Planned for the 21/22 season: 20.23ha kale, 16.85ha new grass, 4.89ha short rotation grass, 4.5ha rough grazing, with balance in permanent pasture. Vendor can alter cropping program to suit purchaser.

Contour Description:

Predominately flat, with some rolling through the middle of the property.

Soil Types:

Very well balanced soils, comprising Oreti, Dipton, Jacobstown and Fleming soils.

Average Rainfall



Annual program in place, property is very tidy and clean of noxious weeds.

Water Supply

Bore is located beside tanker track, which feeds the cowshed, third home and Portacom. Reliable spring located bottom of paddocks 54/55, pumped to cowshed and reticulated via 40mm mainline to troughs in all platform paddocks. Vendors have units from the Otama scheme which feeds to the calf paddocks and main homestead.


Gravity from cowshed to stone trap, then gravity fed to lined pond with stirrer, new pump was installed last year. Effluent is reticulated through hydrants to a Briggs & Stratton travelling gun irrigator. Property is consented for 800 cows expiring in October 2023. The vendors are in the process of renewing the effluent consent.


Vendor follows Ballance recommendations, very good overall fertility with September 2021 results on file.

Nitrogen used

128 units per annum.

Access & Roads

Excellent external access via three road frontages - Otama, Wilson and Knapdale Road with two being tarseal. Internal lanes are in good condition and feed to most paddocks.


110t barley fed through the shed last season, past seasons an average of 45t. Between 100t - 250t silage bought with 75% utilised on average.

Supplement made on Farm

527 bales of baleage.


314 Wilson Road: A homely and sizable four double bedroom, two bathroom property with brick exterior and tiled roof. Open plan layout with a large second lounge, office, drying room and large walk through washhouse. Well heated via diesel radiators, HRV system, insulated floor, roof and partially double glazed. This house was fully modernised approx. 13 years ago to a high standard, including tiled bathrooms and excellent storage options. All set off a large deck in attractive established grounds, with a tennis court and petanque surface.

Other Homes

1107 Knapdale Road: Modern three bedroom two bathroom brick home built by Trevor Tomlins. Open plan kitchen, dining, lounge. Main bathroom has bath, shower, ensuite has shower, toilet. Separate toilet. Two heatpumps. Water ex Otama scheme. Attached double garage with internal entry. Detached motorbike shed with basin. This is the housing option the vendors are flexible with, and would retain with minimal land.

Farm Buildings

A very thought out 60 bail rotary shed built 2012, by Neil Milne with great internal space, carpeted office, toilet and easy access storage areas. The shed is built to high specifications operating with DeLaval plant, ACRs, in-shed feed system, Milk meters, Allpro auto drafting and a Wetit auto teat spraying system that was installed this year. The circular yard holds 600 cows with an auto wash system and scraper on backing gate. There is a substantial concrete area with covered vet race that feeds to a permanent double leveled load-out ramp. Two milk vats and one colostrum vat with stirrer, 15t grain silo. The cowshed gets annually serviced and kept to a high standard.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Two electric fence units and kit-set calf pens built by Brian Mahon.

Silage Pits and Pads

300t concrete base and sides.

Gravel Pits

Yellow gravel on farm.

Shelter & Trees

Very well maintained, mature shelter of mixed species throughout.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

300 cows wintered on farm.

Current Stock

Peak milks 675 cows.

Crop Yield

18t kale.

Milk Solids



2020/21: 285,012kg MS ex 675 cows.
2019/20: 285,205kg MS ex 698 cows.
2018/19: 256,442kg MS ex 700 cows.
2017/18: 268,425kg MS ex 700 cows.
2016/17: 279,433kg MS ex 700 cows.


3rd August.

Herd Summary

Predominantly a FxJ herd with BV 137/50 PW 166/51, fully recorded majority DNA'd. Available to purchase at valuation.

Number of Staff

Contract milker, 2 full time +casual over calving.

TB Status


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