Mt Sylvia, now also incorporating Haddon Farm, is an intensively developed, 291 hectare farming property situated at 207 Christians Road, in the Horsley Downs area of Hawarden in North Canterbury - a very strong farming area.
It has had an all-encompassing development programme which has included re-grassing, crop rotation and a concentrated fertiliser programme to vastly improve and maintain the fertility levels. Current farming methods concentrate on dairy support and rearing dairy lease bulls in addition to extensive cattle and lamb finishing. Approximately 1120 cattle including 700 to 800 dairy cows / R2 in-calf heifers have been wintered, in addition to carrying 600 to 700 breeding ewes and finishing approximately 2500 lambs.
A full nutrient budget is available and fully reflects current farming policies.
Good stock water supply systems including large concrete troughs, a high standard of fencing including new laneways and established shelter are found across the entire property.
The property has strong future irrigation potential for approximately in excess of 200 hectares, with the Amuri Irrigation Company (AIC) recently taking over the Hurunui Water Project (HWP) irrigation. A share offering will soon be available. Contact AIC or the agents for more details.
The property offers good farm infrastructure which is supported by two dwellings, a four-bedroom home and a second three-bedroom cottage.
Options exist to purchase the property as a whole or alternatively to purchase the original 198 hectare Mt Sylvia block or the 93 hectare Haddon block separately.
In summary, a very desirable property that affords much further potential.
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