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Lee Dairies Limited

An attractive farm with character situated nine kilometres from the Winton township. The farm comprises mostly gentle, rolling contour with a small area of steeper hill, lying to the sunny north.

It is well subdivided into 42 paddocks with a very good range of farm buildings, including a large calving area, 40 bail rotary cowshed, 16 bay calf shed, fertiliser shed and silage bunker.

The main homestead is a well-appointed, substantial home set on an elevated sunny section. There is also a second three bedroom home located on the Winton-Hedgehope Highway. This is a well-balanced dairy unit situated in the popular Winton district, currently milking 499 cows and producing 227,278kg MS.

Land Area

151 ha 23 hectare leasehold

Nearest Town

Winton, 9km.

Primary School

Hillside Primary, Browns.

Secondary School

Central Southland College, Winton.

Freezing Works

Alliance Lorneville.



Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Open Country Dairy.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

6.75ha Kale and Swedes, 6.15ha Moata on semi-developed peat, 5.9ha young grass, 2.9ha young grass on semi-developed peat, balance of property is in permanent dairy pasture and has been regrassed over the last 12 years.

Contour Description:

Mainly flat to easy rolling, approx 4ha of steeper contour.

Soil Types:

Kauana soils on the easy hill, Pukemutu soils on the flat and some Makarewa soils.

Average Rainfall



Generally clean.

Water Supply

From a well on north east corner, pumped to shed then reticulated around farm via 40mm ring main low density with one trough in each paddock. Recently installed FIL chlorinator filter system at the well. Stream water used for topping up stock water below the woolshed, electric pump. House is roof catchment. Consent for 61.25m3/day until 31st May 2032.


Installed in 2012/13 being a screen separator to 3.5 million litre storage pond, two delivery lines to 60% of the farm using pods.
Consent for 500 cows dairy shed and 450 cows calving pad. Expiry 31st May 2032.


As per Ballance recommendations. Soil test September 2016. A new stonetrap at underpass, effluent is pumped to two tanks in paddock then applied then applied to via pods to paddocks.

Nitrogen used

Approximately 150 units annually.

Access & Roads

Good external access from Limehills Browns Road and Browns Road and internal lanes. High quality concrete underpass under the Limehills Browns Road.


Eight tonne soya, 176 tonne palm kernel, 111 tonne DDG and 132 tonne wheat.


Substantial concrete block homestead with kitchen, dining and living areas plus separate lounge. Four bedrooms plus office, double garage attached. Attractive and sheltered, north facing setting.

Second Dwelling: Roughcast three bedroom home with heatpump and single garage. Recently re-painted, carpeted, new kitchen and Fisher fireplace.

Farm Buildings

40 bail rotary shed, Westfalia plant, new Milfos cup removers, auto teat spray, meal feeding system, colostrum storage, large rectangular yard, extensive concrete area around shed and effluent area. Wintering area: six bays previously, will reinstate three bays, concrete feed sides, drains to effluent pond. Consented for 450 cows. Large 16 bay calf shed with water troughs, five bay shed (three bays hay, two bays fertiliser), three stand woolshed currently used for bobby calves.

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

Excludes milk vat (Open Country).

Silage Pits and Pads

Concrete Silage bunker (450 tonne).

Shelter & Trees

A well sheltered, character property.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

2020/21: Wintered 400 cows in the barn plus the heifers on crop, additional carry over cows also wintered.


2020/21: 227,278kg MS ex 499 cows.
2019/20: 241,339kg MS ex 499 cows.
2018/19: 234,983kg MS ex 499 cows.
2017/18: 219,800kg MS ex 499 cows.

Calved 500, peak milk 480 cows.

Number of Staff

Two plus a relief milker.

TB Status


Philip Ryan
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