Sheep & Beef Breeding & Finishing Unit

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63 And 64 Wicks Road, Wendon, Eastern Southland


  •  63 And 64 Wicks Road, Wendon

For the first time in 70 odd years "Highlands" has come to the open market (to be sold). A superbly balanced property, comprising approximately 600 acres of easy to rolling developed paddock and 300 acres of rolling to steep tussock and native hill blocks. The breeding and finishing unit runs a mix of both sheep and beef stock with very good production results. Fertility on the strong, highly regarded Crookston silt loam and mix of Tuapeka silt loam and Pukekoma Hill soils with high p average 39.83 and pH average 5.95. The buildings and farm improvements are in good working order and are well maintained. To complement the wonderful farm is the large extensively modernised and renovated homestead with uniquely panoramic views of the surrounding districts, a delightful home for you and your family.

Land Area 363.648 hectare
Nearest Town Gore 36km; Riversdale 16km.
Primary School Riversdale Primary School; Otama Primary School.
Primary School Bus At N & S Bairds driveway; 2km.
Secondary School Gore High School; St Peters College.
Secondary School Bus Wicks Road corner.
Freezing Works Alliance Mataura 48km.
Sales Yards Charlton 40km.
Present Condition ( areas approx. ) 24ha ex winter crop to new grass (Aber sugar grass). Total 28ha into swedes (5.6ha 2nd year swedes, 1st year swedes direct drilled). As per map.
Soil Types Crookston silt loam and a mix of Tuapeka silt loam and Pukekoma Hill soil.
Average RF 900mm - 1100mm.
Altitude 150m low point to 550-580m high point. House 250m and bottom of hill blocks 400m.
Weeds & Pests This property is clean from noxious weeds.
Subdivision ( No of Paddocks ) Main 45.
Holding 2 included in the 45
Hill Blocks 8.
Fences Post & netting and post & wire.
Water Supply Otama water scheme - 9 units. Mainlines 25mm - 20mm. Pump up hill 50mm - 20mm troughs. House water - Rain water 30,000 litre tank with scheme backup.
Fertiliser Soil tests - July 2019. P average: 39.83 pH average: 5.95 Fertiliser as per recommendations.
Access & Roads Gravel Roads, Wicks Road via Otama Valley Road.
Supplements By negotiation.
Supplement made on Farm Normally 200-300 bales of baleage made on farm, baleage made is steadily reducing as numbers of cattle reduce and sheep numbers increase.
Homestead Substantial three bedroom and office home with sleep out. Extensively renovated and modernised. Open plan kitchen, dining area and large separate lounge, heated by free standing diesel burner with heat transfer system. Toilet, bathroom and large three car attached garage. Roof storage.
Other Homes Self contained one bedroom quarters (approximately 45sqm). Modern and well maintained.
Farm Buildings Large four stand woolshed (raised board) and covered in yards - holds upto 1600 comfortably, can fit 1800. Three bay workshop with concrete floor, large implement shed and attached chemical shed. Three bay hay barn and four bay hay barn.
Yards Cattle yards and covered sheep yards.
Woodlots Two ex woodlot blocks now grazable areas. Total 8 hectares.
Wintered Stock Numbers ( approx ) 1,250 mixed age ewes; 900 two tooths; 365 old ewes; 850 ewe hoggets (53% in lamb); Five star beef; 175 R1 yr; 80 carry over R2 yr (went start of winter). 72 R2 yr from March - August.
TB Status C.M.
Shelter Trees Numerous established belts.
Contour Description Two thirds easy rolling to medium hill developed paddock and one third rolling to steep paddock and tussock.
Trademe Pricing Method Asking Price
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