PRIME GRASS GROWING COUNTRY!
Vendors ask for all offers to be submitted.
This farm is on track to pass its best ever annual production of 161,000kg by the end of March 2017.
Our Vendors purchased 83 Te Kawa Road in 1996. Over the years they have improved fertility and infrastructure, increased production from 67,000 kg/ms to 161,000 kg/ms and expanded the area from 107ha to 117ha. Young stock leave the farm at weaning, returning prior to their first calving.
A new 36 aside herringbone cowshed was built in 2002 with Waikato milking plant, a 360 cow round yard and a double backing gate.
The farm has a mix of contours and soils. 78ha of flat to rolling is Maeroa ash over loam while the lower flats, (11ha) are Puniu silt, and the hills, Maeroa ash over Hamilton clay (27ha).
Twenty years of regular lime and optimal fertiliser applications has produced a highly fertile farm. There is an effluent pond with approximately 90 day capacity. Over the years the water reticulation system has been upgraded. It is now a closed loop with water pumped from the two bores to manicons near the cowshed. From there it is pumped to a 25,000 litre manicon on the highest point supplying troughs on the way. Pressure reducing valves are strategically placed on water lines to maintain even pressure within the system.
Most of the permanent fencing is 5 wire, 4 of which are electrified with strategically placed switches.
Since 2010 the farm has been well managed by contract milkers or lower order sharemilkers, allowing the current owners to travel. There are 2 very tidy dwellings and also a self contained unit.
Herd & some machinery may also be available. Price is plus GST (if any).
- Built-In Wardrobes
Secure off road parking
67 paddocks, power right round. Mix of some fencing, 5 and 7 wire. Drains predominantly fenced.
1000 - 1500mm
Maeroa ash good clay with topsoil;
2x Submersible bores, 1 at shed and 1 at old house behind shed. Farm water supply pumped up to tank at back of farm then farm is gravity fed with pump supplying pressure if required. Entire farm is has a looped water system. Dwellings are supplied from bore on separate line.
13/14 - 377 milked, 421 wintered. 14/15 - 383 milked, 419 wintered. 15/16 - 380 milked, 409 wintered. 417 wintered. 95 replacements kept after calving.