This 121.9ha dairy farm in South Featherston is nicely set up and firing on all cylinders'.
A high level of profitability is built on a remarkably consistent milk solids production averaging 172,657kg over the last 4 years. This is achieved by way of 91ha under irrigation within a 105ha effective milking platform and in-shed feeding. Consents for groundwater irrigation and effluent discharge are in place to 2030. The shed is a 40 bail rotary with automatic cup removers allowing for very efficient one-person milking and there is the usual range of ancillary sheds for calf rearing, feed storage and implements along with a 180t grain silo. Years of careful breeding is reflected in the top quality Kiwicross herd with a BW of 125 and PW of 160.. Approx 370 cows are in-milk this season of which 65% are 5 years or younger. Cows are wintered off and young stock grazed under a local contract. While pasture quality is generally good within the milking platform, the extension of a cropping programme presents a development opportunity. The three bedroom homestead is comfortably appointed and includes a new solid fuel logfire, a heatpump and a new stove.
For an astute investor seeking a tidy, going concern operation or a young family operator looking to increase scale, this is an outstanding opportunity which warrants close inspection.
For more information or an appointment to inspect, please call John Murray on 0274 933 759.