400 Cow Dairy Unit - South Otago
Web Reference: SWG2009
428 Wairuna Settlement Road, Popotunoa, Clutha
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- 428 Wairuna Settlement Road, Popotunoa
This 400 cow dairy unit produced 161,006kg MS in the 2019/20 season.
Not overcapitalised, there is a good 30 aside herringbone shed with a 400 cow yard, calf rearing facilities for up to 200 calves, good implement sheds and three tidy homes that support this farming operation.
An attractive farm made up of gentle rolling contour that has strong Waikoikoi soils, generally good summer/autumn rainfall supporting strong autumn production.
Very active rugby club and a fantastic local community makes the district attractive for young families. Clutha Valley primary school bus at the gate.
|Land Area||169.4 hectare|
|Nearest Town||Gore 38km; Clinton 25km; Balclutha 47km.|
|Primary School||Clutha Valley School.|
|Primary School Bus||At gate.|
|Secondary School||South Otago High School; St Peters College, Gore; Gore High School; Blue Mountain College, Tapanui.|
|Secondary School Bus||Bus 10km away.|
|Sales Yards||Charlton 43km; Balclutha 51km.|
|Dairy Co||Fonterra Stirling 52km; Fonterra Edendale 65km.|
|Present Condition ( areas approx. )||13/11/2020 - 8.8ha turnips and 5.45ha kale. All established pasture. 18.5ha regrassed 2014/15; 14.51ha regrassed 2015/16; 29.01ha regrassed 2016/17; 15.86ha regrassed 2017/18; 14.23ha regrassed 2018/19; 17.57ha regrassed 2019/20.|
|Soil Types||Warepa and Waikoikoi.|
|Average RF||750-800mm per annum.|
|Subdivision ( No of Paddocks ) Main||32.|
|Fencing||Mainly two wire electric and post fencing. Some conventional fencing still remains, all waterways fenced.|
|Water Supply||Bore supply approximately 60m deep. Pump at 18/20m deep. Bore water services farm, dairy shed and houses (separate line) nine units of water from Clydevale/Pomahaka water scheme. Water storage: 2x 25,000litre (farm) 1x 20,000litre (backup) Water gravity fed from tanks, 50mm piping from bore to tanks, 40mm loop feed with 32mm to troughs, dosatron at tanks.|
|Access & Roads||Easily accessed off Wairuna Settlement Road in several places. (Approx 4km road frontage). Farm is well laned and fenced for stock and machinery movement, most gateways 14ft or greater. Rock Quarry on property.|
|Supplements||325 bales made on platform.|
|Homestead||Main home: Modernised open plan kitchen/dining, three double bedrooms, new bathroom. Heated by multi fuel burner (2015). Single detached garage. Cottage one: Modernised open plan kitchen/dining/lounge with new bathroom. Two bedrooms. Cottage two: Recently refurbished one bedroom cottage.|
|Farm Buildings||30 aside herringbone shed (new automated backing gate 2015), Read milk plant, Fonterra silo 16,500 litres, Raikaia in shed feeding system with 5t Silo. 40t Grain silo (storage only). Wintering barn with woodchip bed (refreshed annually) has effluent pond at end. 5 bay implement/calf shed, 1 lockable (new 2015); 4 bay implement/calf shed; 2 bay implement/calf shed; 60t fertiliser concrete bin (no roof). *Longest walk 1.1km.|
|Comments||Freezing works: SFF Waitane 43km; SFF Finegand 50km; Alliance Mataura 51km.|
|Production||2014/15 - 125,112kg MS (340 cows) 2015/16 - 135,915kg MS (360 cows) 2016/17 - 152,901kg MS (380 cows) 2017/18 - 150,577kg MS (400 cows) 2018/19 - 149,279kg MS (413 cows) 2019/20 - 161,006kg MS (400 cows) 2020/21 - Est 160,000kg MS (400 cows) Effective area: 159 hectares|
|Effluent||ORC - compliant. 42ha available for application; 90 days+ storage; New mono effluent pump (2015) which runs; K-Line - 4 large pods.|
|Contour Description||Easy rolling with a couple steeper sidlings.|
|Shelter Trees||Pines, Macrocarpa and Poplar.|