‘Benachie Dairy’ – 417.9 hectares

Property I.D.: RAL538
Price: $8,000,000 plus GST
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

Email: richarda@ruralandlifestylesales.com

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.