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Large Scale Southland Dairy Unit

This quality farm was purchased and converted by two experienced and passionate dairy farmers in 2007. There are many features of this property which include a fully automated 72 bail rotary dairy shed, entry and exit lanes like highways and soon to be a new 450 cow composting Smart Shelter.

The flat contour, reliable soil types and excellent access throughout the farm makes this easier to manage given the farms' large scale. Water is provided from a bore, with many paddocks having two troughs. Substantial calf rearing facility, workshop, and five homes in total. 1,440 cows are wintered off the property and this season currently milking 1,300 cows with an estimated production of 530,000kg MS.

Heading into the 2022/23 season the experts are predicting a record payout, take this opportunity to purchase this farm for a 1 June 2022 settlement (as a going concern with current quality staff in place).

Land Area

564 ha

Nearest Town

Wallacetown 900m, Invercargill 15.7km.

Primary School

Wallacetown, 1.2km.

Secondary School

Invercargill, bus 1km..

Freezing Works

Alliance, 4.9km.

Dairy Supplier and Company Number

Open Country, supply # 13052.

Present Condition ( areas approx):

Effective milking area of 510ha. 16.82ha swedes, 13.88ha young grass. The typical regrassing programme is between 25 - 30ha per annum.

Contour Description:


Soil Types:

Soils are predominantly a mix of Makarewa and Pukemutu.

Average Rainfall

1,100 - 1,200mm.


Normal spraying programme in place.

Main Paddocks


Walking Distance to Shed

2.5km longest walk.

Water Supply

Farm water is supplied from a main water bore, located east of the shed (6m) with a second bore available as a back up. The mainline is 63mm, down to 50mm and 32mm leaders to troughs. Many paddocks have two troughs. There is an aerating and filtration facility for the removal of iron content at the main bore.

Water Consents

210m3/day, 11/6/28.


Double stone strap, pumped to weeping wall then to settling pond, gravity to 11,500,000 litre clay lined pond. Effluent applied via two travelling irrigators.


1,500 cows, 11/6/28.


As per Ballance recommendation, soil tests on file.

Nitrogen used

Approximately 150 units.

Access & Roads

Outstanding access from well formed central lanes ranging from 7 metres to 15 metres.


As at 1 June, 800 bales baleage and 200-300 tonne silage. 1,850 DM pasture cover.

Additional Feed Purchased

500t DM silage, currently 4kg DDG+PKE+Oat whole pellet, average 2kg/day.

Supplement made on Farm

Approximately 600-800 bales baleage (weather dependant), utilised for crop


Character homestead of brick exterior with tile roof. Comprises four double bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, separate lounge, bathroom with separate shower, two toilets, double garage and storage shed or stables. Set in established and sheltered surrounds.

Other Homes

Farm Cottage: Three bedroom weatherboard early bungalow, double garage.

Wallacetown Homes:
162 Dunlop Street: Two bedroom near new bungalow home with double garage.
138 Dunlop Street: Three bedroom brick home, double garage.
38 Collean Street: Three bedroom roughcast home.

Farm Buildings

Spacious 72 bail rotary cowshed built 2007, freezer panel exterior with coloursteel roof. Milphos plant, double k cup removers, automatic teat sprayer, large office, toilet, Protrack, 600 cow capacity yard, 30 tonne feed silo. Large woolshed/covered yards for calves, four bay implement shed/workshop, five bay hay barn. Currently under construction is a Smart Shelter 115m x 30m, clear-span with sawdust or chip floor (compost).

Farm Chattels (Plant & Machinery)

OCD vat owned by vendor, electric fence unit, grain system including silo.


Stand-off area, calving pad.

Shelter & Trees

Established shelter belts of Leylandii, and a variety of mature trees around the homestead.

Wintered Stock (numbers approx)

Approximately 1,380 dairy cows including 350 in-calf heifers. 350 heifer calves carried to mid December.

Current Stock

1,300 milking cows.

Milk Solids



2021/22: Est 530,000kg MS ex 1,300 cows.
2020/21: 512,431kg MS.
2019/20: 482,999kg MS.
2018/19: 582,116kg MS.
2017/18: 590,157kg MS.

The best production the farm has done is 637,000kg MS.

Date - Calving

10 Aug 2022

Number of Staff

Manager and six staff plus casual workers.

TB Status


Philip Ryan
Philip Ryan

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Paula Laughton
Paula Laughton

Farm Sales, AREINZ

P03 218 8959
M027 533 1268

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