Stuart Gudsell Hamilton


First class facilities on 114 hectare dairyWeb ID: 2310225

Otorohanga - Lees Block Road


Converted to dairy in 2013, this 114ha (more or less) farm has first class farm facilities along with flat to easy rolling contour and a sustainable production history. The 40 ASHB dairy shed (cupped to 32) features in-shed meal feeders, automated cup removers and teat sprayer. Farm sheds include a near new, four bay Aztech implement shed and a range of support sheds as befitting a farm this size while also reflecting some past use. Having undergone a period of pasture development during the startup phase, the milking platform is now estimated to be 105 hectares in total. The average three year production is 95,247kgMS (2016-2018) with this year's projected production to be an improvement on that. The farm is managed under a once a day low input system. Presently around 280 cows are contributing to the vat, with calves going off in December and the heifers returning in May. Water is from a very good bore source and the Regional Council consent is for 368 cows. There are lease arrangements with two boundary neighbours for support grazing. The effluent system includes weeping walls and a lined pond with an estimated 120 day storage capacity. Effluent is spread using hydrants and a Torpedo travelling effluent cannon. The access tracks and new electric fences are in good order plus there's a mix of traditional fences from pre-conversion days. The main dwelling is a traditional brick construction with four or more bedrooms and large living spaces. The staff home is a compact studio style dwelling, both homes are nicely elevated above the farm. The Hangitiki district is around 70km south of Hamilton and central to Otorohanga and Te Kuiti, both rural service towns provide good schools and services. The hard work of conversion and establishment is now over and the farm is primed for the next exciting stage of its evolution. The current owners have already bought elsewhere and are committed to moving on! Viewing by appointment. The property is plus GST if any When viewing please ensure clean vehicle and gumboots. A foot bath will be on site