SOLD – ‘Benachie Dairy’

Property I.D.: RAL538
Price: SOLD
Land Area: 417ha
District: Makotuku
Nearest Town: Dairy Farm, Dannevirke 17km
Address: Tower Street

Additional Features:

Rateable Value – $9,970,000; Registered Valuation (2015) $13,300,000
Buy now at $8,000,000 plus GST – Land and Buildings

Offered for sale after 48 years of family ownership; converted 10 years ago to become an outstanding performer with modern, high quality infrastructure throughout

  • Currently milking around 600 cows with three year average of 280,000kg milksolids (460kgMS/cow)
  • Resource consent for intensive dairy under the Horizons ‘One Plan’ -  consented for 800 cows
  • 50 bail rotary dairy with inshed feeding
  • Fully computerised with Dairy Automation Ltd Milk Monitoring system for daily SCC, milk measurement and auto-drafting
  • Rectangular yard with hi-lift Reporoa gate and flood wash system
  • Feed pad adjacent to the yard for 600 cows plus silage bunkers nearby
  • Modern tetraploid ryegrass, chicory and plantain-based pastures
  • 260 hectare dairy platform consists of Matamau, Kopua and Takapau silt loam soils
  • 77 hectares under centre pivot and K-lines
  • 70 hectares of support country – heifers are wintered off May-September but then come home for mating and the rest of the season
  • Owners home is a 4 bedroom Lockwood with extensive grounds and a swimming pool
  • Second home was built in 2008, 4 bedrooms, internal access garage
  • Third home with garage is well maintained and comfortable
  • Other infrastructure includes a large workshop, 200 tonne grain silo and a standalone calf rearing facility
  • The owner may retain the cutting rights to approximately 52 hectares of mature pine trees
  • Available as a going concern turn key operation




About Richard Anderson

Mobile 027 543 1610
Office 06 323 3363
Home 06 323 1390


Richard has extensive experience in rural New Zealand and several overseas rural markets. Originally from the South Island, he lived and travelled overseas working for an Agri-Tech company and eventually settled in the Manawatu. Richard entered the real estate industry in 1995. From 2000-2010 he was Rural Manager for a large real estate company, supervising up to 40 real estate salespersons.

Richard is a jet boat enthusiast, and is on the national executive of Jet Boating NZ.