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Friday 11 February 2022, 2.00pm

High Producing Dairy Unit

Situated between Fairfax and Otautau, this high producing dairy unit is a credit to the vendors.

Comprising of flat, gentle to rolling contour with the majority lying to the north. Well formed main races, good water, outstanding mature shelter throughout and a centrally situated cowshed.

There is a very good range of farm buildings, concrete feeding area and a lovely character homestead which is set in a mature garden.

This is an attractive farm just three kilometres from Otautau. Ideal opportunity to purchase a high producing dairy unit with proven history.

Land Area

85 ha

Nearest Town

Otautau 3km.

Primary School

Otautau 3.8km, bus at gate.

Secondary School

Riverton 23.6km.


Lorneville 38km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Fonterra, supply number 34501.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

7ha young grass November 2021.

Contour Description:

Generally flat to gentle rolling with a steeper top terrace.



Soil Types:

Mainly Woodlands and Waimatuku, Fairfax and a small pocket of Makarewa.

Average Rainfall

Approx 1,100mm.


Generally clean.

Main Paddocks


Holding Paddocks


Water Supply

Bore at the old cowshed approximately 10 metres deep, 32mm mainline, troughs to all paddocks.

Water Consents

47m2/day, 30/5/2028.


Gravity ex cowshed to two drive-in weeping walls.


300 cows, 30/5/2028.


As per Ravensdown recommendations. All paddocks soil tested.

Access & Roads

Good central races.


Grass cover: 1,800kg DM/ha and 60,000kg DM silage. Extensive feeding.

Additional Feed Purchased

Please visit

Supplement made on Farm

Small amount of baleage.


Character home that has been extensively renovated over the years. New kitchen 2011, integrated double dish drawer and gas hob. Open plan dining and lounge, separate lounge, five bedrooms, two toilets, two bathrooms, sauna and office. South side of the home is double glazed. The homestead is set in an attractive mature garden setting with a large north facing deck. Outside sleepout with power and heating.

Farm Buildings

20 aside herringbone cowshed with 300 cow circular rubber matted yard, Milphos plant and cell count sensors. Three bay implement shed with additional bay as a workshop, three stand woolshed, covered yards for calves with hot water, reticulated water, three bay hay barn, older cowshed and pig sty. Silage pit on concrete. 100 metre x 7 metre concrete feed pad with rubber matting and internal feeding on both sides with floodwash..

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Dosatron, milking plant, electric fence unit, effluent, rubber mats, mixing silos and floodwash.

Silage Pits and Pads

Concrete silage bunker, all gravity drains back to effluent pond.


Sheep and cattle yards.

Shelter & Trees

Outstanding mature shelter throughout.

Wood Lots

Small pine plantation.

Current Stock

Friesian and Friesian cross cows.


2020/21: 170,874kg MS.
2019/20: 176,883kg MS.
2018/19: 171,205kg MS.

All year round milking 50 autumn calvers and 200 spring calvers, 100 cows winter milked. 150kg MS winter milk contract. 200 calves reared to 100kg live weight.

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Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

Farm Sales

P03 218 8959
M027 533 1268

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Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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P03 218 8959
M027 432 5770

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