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Seldom does a large area of land come to the market in Central Southland that has the option of milking platform or finding the sweet spot around self-containment. Browns Pastoral Limited Partnership comprises 366ha with good level of infrastructure including a 40 bail rotary cowshed, manager's home, and three other staffing houses. There is a concrete calving pad and large silage pad all situated around the cowshed hub. A new effluent pond has been built as well as a new effluent consent out until 2032.

Since the farm has been owned by current vendor, the production has been as high as 312,000kg MS as a milking platform. The farm is now run by a well-regarded 50:50 sharemilker who is milking 700 cows and using the balance of the farm as semi self-contained. Farm is targeting 300,000kg MS ex 700 cows in this current 2021/22 season.

The sharemilker is contracted until 31st May 2024.


Land Area

366 ha

Nearest Town

Winton, 19km. Invercargill, 48km.

Primary School

Hillside Primary, Browns, 11km.

Secondary School

Central Southland College, 20km.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville, 42km.

Salesyards

Lorneville, 40km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, supply #32450.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

The effective area as per GPS map is approx. 341 hectares. The farm historically has been split into 282 hectares milking platform, 4 hectares as calf paddocks, and the balance of 55 hectares as dairy support. There is 10.5 ha to go into swedes for 2022 and approx. 44 ha to be regrassed ex winter feed 2021. Good regrassing history with the cropping. There are bush pockets and various areas planted in trees since vendor has owned. Some streams that run through or border the farm.

Contour Description:

The farm has a mix of contour with flat to gentle rolling, medium contour, and steeper contour.

Aspect:

North.

Soil Types:

Pukemutu and Browns soil type which are a heavier soil type overall.

Average Rainfall

1,000mm.

Weeds:

Ragwort, gorse, and docks. There is a spot spraying program this season for weed maintainence.

Water Supply

There is a surface water take from the Lora stream with new pumping system that supplies both stock water and shed wash-down. North east side of farm is pumped to tank at covered yards/calf shed. The cowshed side of farm has water pumped to lined holding pond (55 days storage for 800 cows) at cowshed and water goes through filtration system for wash-down purposes. From stream there is 75 mm line to pond and then 40 mm lines. Water take is for 96,000 litres/day and expires in May 2032.

Effluent

The effluent system collects all effluent from the cowshed, concrete yard, calving pad, silage pit, and underpass. The cowshed and underpass has solids removed by way of a weeping wall with sludge beds then to a lined storage pond. The calving and silage pads have the effluent fed to a concrete sump and then to a lined pond. Approx. 82ha is spread with effluent by way of a Larall Smart Hydrant system with six low rate pods. The discharge permit is for 800 cows and expires in May 2032.

Fertiliser

Fertiliser is applied in line with Ballance recommendations. Soils test are on file.

Access & Roads

Hokonui School Road dissects the farm and there is an underpass for ease of stock flow between the two blocks. There is an internal lane system, bridge over the Lora stream.

Additional Feed Purchased

Between 500-600kg DM/cow is bought in as supplements for milking cows.

Supplement made on Farm

Aim to make 2,500 - 3,000 bales of baleage on farm for wintering purposes.

Homestead

Main house is brick and roughcast in established grounds comprising three bedrooms and conservatory. Separate kitchen, dining, and living. Heating is Yunca and heatpump. There is a bathroom with shower, bath, and toilet. Aluminium windows. Attached double garage with internal access.

Other Homes

Second home: Very tidy weatherboard three bedroom home with open plan kitchen, dining, and living. There is a separate sleep-out connected by covered walkway. Bathroom with shower, bath, toilet. Second toilet. Woodburner and panel heater.

Third home: Newer condition two bedroom cottage with open plan kitchen and living. Single garage and heatpump.

Fourth home: Older home that has three bedrooms. Roof is currently being painted. Large kitchen and other living areas.

Farm Buildings

40 bail rotary shed fit with De Lavel plant, ACRs and in bail teat spraying. There is a rectangular yard with backing gate that will hold 350 cows. There is a 3,660sqm concrete calving pad and a 500sqm concrete base with concrete wall silage pit. Woolshed and covered yards set up for calves. Lock up workshop and implement shed. Three hay sheds. Four bay implement shed. Implement shed with workshop that can lock. Other sundry sheds.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Grain silos, calf vat, electric fence units.

Shelter & Trees

Well-maintained and attractive shelter and plantings throughout. There is a 5.1856ha QEII bush block and Poplars on the neighbouring boundary.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

720 cows were wintered. Aim is to winter all cows and R2's on farm in 2022 with swedes and grass wintering/baleage.

Current Stock

Herd is owned by 50:50 sharemilker.

Production

2021/22: 300,000kg MS, ex 685 cows at peak is budget.
2020/21: 284,191kg MS, ex 665 cows at peak.
2019/20: 254,383kg MS, ex 655 cows at peak.
2018/20: 265,370kg MS, ex 685 cows at peak.

Calving

10th August.

Number of Staff

50:50 sharemilker.

TB Status

C10.

Hayden McCallum
Hayden McCallum

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Matthew Harrington
Matthew Harrington

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