First-class Taieri Dairy
Property Brokers are privileged to offer Drumturk Farm to the market after 3 generations of family ownership by our vendors. At 103.23ha and consisting of 2 titles, it is situated on some of the Taieri's well-regarded soils and offers very good farm infrastructure and layout, excellent fertility levels, consistently solid production levels and is complimented by 2 very tidy dwellings. Currently leased and milking approximately 265 cows supplying Fonterra, it is operated as self-contained in terms of the MA cows, with the milking herd wintered on-farm. Young stock are grazed off. Attention to detail is obvious, with first-class presentation obvious upon entering the farm, and a focus on key farm infrastructure being of a high standard - a consistent theme throughout the property. The farm layout is very straightforward, with 48 main paddocks, all of reasonably consistent size and all serviced by well-constructed central lanes. Shelter belts are strategically planted and are maintained to a very good standard indeed. The dairy shed is a 24 a-side Herringbone with rectangular yard large enough for more cows than currently milked. It features an additional Delaval milk chiller device to ensure milk is cooled to current regulations. Stock handling is enhanced with the near-new adjacent Te Pari yards. In recent years an above ground lined effluent pond has been built. It features weeping-wall and large storage capacity, with an effluent application area of up to 58ha. A sheltered stand-off feed pad, as well as bark calving pad are located nearby to the silage pit and effluent pond for maximum functionality and ease of management when ground conditions require. Other farm buildings include 2 haybarns along with a combination lock-up workshop and tractor shed. The farm is further complimented by 2 well maintained 3-bedroom dwellings. The main dwelling is a very well cared-for larger home, renovated and added to nicely, and sits amongst established, manicured gardens as well as its own permanent tennis court. The second dwelling is a more recent addition, and is a warm, low maintenance home that will be appealing to staff. This is a property in very good heart, that's well worthy of inspection!
938 Centre Road, Henley, Dunedin City