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For Sale by Deadline Private Treaty

Thursday 16 December 2021, 4.00pm

Attractive Modern Dairy with Rotary

The McIntosh family have faithfully farmed this land for 96 years, converting to dairy 13 years ago. The property has been converted to a high standard, featuring a well-appointed automated 50 bail rotary cowshed, built by Neil Milne. Further to the infrastructure it is the small things that are done well, such as 10m width lanes close to the cowshed, riparian plantings and overall care for the soil and pastures.

Well supported in an array of infrastructure, including a consented 140m by 30m standoff pad, which can hold 500 cows and feeds to the effluent system. Two housing options with the main home renovated from the ground up over the past 15 years, which is full of character. With strong milk payout predicted and a turn key dairy unit, this property will show strong returns for the new owner or investors alike.

Land Area

174 ha

Leasehold Details

40ha leased from neighbour; utilised for young stock, supplements and milking platform in shoulders of season if required.

Primary School

Waikaka 8.9km, bus at gate.

Secondary School

Gore High School 22km or St Peters College 22km, buses at end of Milne Road.

Freezing Works

SFF Waitane, 25km


Charlton, 24km

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Mataura Valley Milk

Present Condition ( areas approx):

F: 5.4ha Swedes, 3.8ha Kale, balance permanent pasture.
L: Grass only.

Contour Description:

Mix of flat to soft undulation with some rolling.


Mixed aspect.

Soil Types:

Waikoikoi, Fleming, Chatton and Jacobstown.

Average Rainfall

1,100mm - 1,300mm.


146 MASL.


Very clean property, thistles individually sprayed.

Main Paddocks


Lease Paddocks


Holding Paddocks


Walking Distance to Shed

1.6km longest walk.

Milking Time

2-2.5 hours, including clean-up.

Water Supply

Sourced via bore, 12,000 gallons/hour. Pumped to cowshed, then pumped around farm via 60mm mainline dropping to 50/40mm lines to troughs in every paddock. Consent expiring May 2031.

Bore Well size and depth

23.2m, beside tanker track.


Gravity fed from shed to sludge beds, gravity to clay lined pond. Pumped to hydrants and spread via pods. Property is consented for 460 cows, expiring May 2031.

Access & Roads

External access from Milne Road, very good internal access with all weather rotten rock lanes. Lanes close to cowshed have 10m width for excellent cow flow.

Additional Feed Purchased

60 tonne grain mix, PK/DDG mix this season.

Supplement made on Farm

360 bales hay/baleage and 140t silage.


Plastic palliside clad, iron roof four bedroom home with office and sunroom. Open plan kitchen, dining and living with separate lounge. Well heated with two year old diesel fire, HRV system. Aluminium joinery and insulated in ceiling, underfloor and walls. Water sourced off Otama water scheme. Set in a stunning established garden setting, with outdoor spa. Roof is being painted this year.

Other Homes

Second Home: Two bedroom open plan cottage with wooden clad exterior and iron roof. New bathroom with bath, vanity and toilet. Seperate shower. Heated by heatpump and insulated underfloor and roof. Water sourced from Otama water scheme.

Farm Buildings

A Neil Milne 50 bail rotary cowshed built 13 years ago, 16m circular yard and fit with De Lavel plant and toilet. Cowshed is equipped with ACRs, in-shed grain feed system, auto wash and teat spray, Allpro auto drafting system, modern Jacks refrigeration unit.

Four bay hay shed and two three bay hay/calf sheds, large covered yards/calf pens with central drive through and storage area, three bay implement shed, two bay implement shed plus concrete based workshop with pit.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Two electric fence units, all rotary plant, 16,000l milk vat, 5,000l colostrum with stirrer, three year old Jack refrigeration unit and all effluent system and pods.

Silage Pits and Pads

Consented wintering/stand off pad for 540 cows, 140m x 30m. Clay base, with novaflow, over two lots of gravel with bark chip on top. Effluent fluids gravity fed to pond, with solids to sludge bed.

Gravel Pits

Yellow gravel, open pit.


Wooden cattle yards with 150 capacity, permanent loading ramp.

Shelter & Trees

Mature shelter throughout a feature of the property; Poplars, Gums, Cedars, Cyprus and some Pinus Radiata. Riparian plantings along waterways.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

12 R1 and 12 R2 Jersey A2 bulls.

Current Stock

460 calved down, peak milk 450.

Crop Yield

16t Swedes.


170,000 - 200,000kg MS. Vendors have run various systems on the farm, hence the variation.

Date - Calving

6 Aug 2021

Herd Summary

Jersey herd, DNA tested with approx. 90% A2. Available to purchase at valuation.

Number of Staff

3 full time.

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