Environmental award-winning dairy farm

Te Maunga Farm has been over 20 years in the making with our visionary and hardworking vendors turning it from a traditional average performing dairy unit to an environmentally award-winning farm that not only shows good financial returns but sound environmental practices with a relatively low-cost structure. Te Maunga Farm is 427 ha with a 250-ha milking platform, 80 ha of support land within the boundary and the balance is in riparian plantings and cut over pine plantation land (will be replanted this autumn) and recently included 4 ha of QEII covenanted land. This property is run as a level 2 input system with a strong focus on sound environmental management. The "Once a Day" level two input system the current owners operate not only results in sound animal welfare but also a staff friendly environment. There are three houses for management and staff, and attracting staff shouldn't be a problem given you are just 15 mins to Dannevirke and under OAD regime. 125 ha of the farm is irrigated by centre pivot and laterals. The shed is a 50-bail rotary with cup removers. Races are excellent with your own red metal and lime quarries and there is plenty of shedding. There is also a standoff area with a capacity for 300 cows to protect these quality soils. The farm is milking 700 cows on a OAD system achieving a three year average production of 225,000 kgMS. Resource consents for irrigation and effluent are current. There may be some upside in production to ~270,000 kgMS level, subject to nutrient leaching limitations. Properties of this quality, scale and low environmental foot print don't come to the market that often and with Fonterra predicting a strong pay-out for the next few years then this is an opportunity not to be missed. Call to view by appointment.
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