October 1, 2008
Dairy Unit With a Genuine Production History
By FITZGERALD, John
JUST FIVE minutes from Clinton is a dairy unit with a difference.
One with a genuine production history, capitalised to a high standard and the property's presentation amply reflects the owners professional management policies.
Divided into two separate operations including a milking platform of 188.1578ha and a run-off of 88.9652ha, the fact that it is now on the market presents a golden opportunity to purchase a farm in both excellent heart and condition.
As far as the dairy platform is concerned, it includes a 40 bale rotary Waikato plant with automatic teat spray and cup removers, grain and molasses feeders, calving shed, implement sheds, two calf sheds plus a wintering pad.
On average the Taumata unit has wintered 510 cows with average milking numbers totalling 490 cows.
In the past three years production figures have totalled 201,000, 206,000 and 180,000kg/ ms with the current season budget estimated at 210,000kg/ ms.
While we are on the subject of the dairy platform it comes complete with no less than three houses.
The first is an attractive large split block three bedroom home with an office and garaging for two vehicles plus an attached hut.
The second residence is a Clutha Home design also with three bedrooms and garage, while the third dewlling is a self-contained one bedroom cottage.
On the run-off a superior, architecturally designed three bedroom home awaits complete with heat pump and underfloor heating courtesy of a radiator system fuelled by a coal burner.
Built to make the most of both space and light, the home also comes with double garaging and in a word can only be described as -- stunning.
The dual Taumata operation also produces a variety of crops and supplementary feed to ensure stock are kept in prime condition.
The milking herd are supplied with 30 tonnes of molasses and approximately 70 tonne of grain annually through an automatic feeder at the milking shed.
Twenty four hectares of winter crop (half kale and half swedes), 12 ha of summer crop sown in the sping on the milking platform as well as an additional 12 ha of winter crop mainly whole crop barley plus some 800 tonne of silage harvested off the run-off block guarantee stock nutritional requirements are well and truly taken care of.
Gentle rolling in contour the Taumata unit enjoys an annual rainfall in the vicinity of 30 inches.
Well maintained access lanes throughout the whole property make getting to and from each paddock a simple process.
Attractive shelter plantings and some pine woodlots complete the package.
Primary schooling is available in Clinton with an excellent secondary school a short drive up the road in Balclutha.
The Taumata holding is up for tender.
Interested persons can either tender for the whole property, the dairy platform or the run-off block.
Tenders close at 5pm on November 7, 2008 and should be addressed to PGG Wrightson, 46 Medway St, Gore.
You can view Taumata at www.pggwre.co.nz ID No GOR928089.
This is a rare opportunity and you don't want to be disappointed, so the earlier you contact Bill McDonald on (027) 4341928 the better.
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