Manawatu offers best value dairying

A recent report from Quotable Value compared the ratio of dairy farm sales to payout for 2015. Based on a Payout of $4.93/kg milksolids, Manawatu showed out as one of the better value places to be milking cows.

  • Taranaki was a multiple of 12.8 times payout
  • National average was 6.5
  • Manawatu at an average production of 925 kgMS/ha and a multiple of 5.9 x payout shone through as one of the bes localities to invest your hard earned money into a dairy farm

Couple this with the other  features of the Manawatu  (see some of these below), then book  an appointment to view some of the dairy farms we currently have available

Climate:  Lowland Manawatu receives 900-1000mm rainfall most years and just a few winter frosts.  Pasture growth matches feed demand by around 20th September

Education: The Manawatu has a wide range of reputable schools and tertiary education providers. A great place to raise a family.

Leading edge: With 550 dairy farms in the region, numerous farm discussion groups and a readily available pool of researchers/consultants, you will not be short of challenges and innovative ideas.

Proximity: Within 2 hours of the farm you could be skiing at Ruapehu, enjoying a test match at the Caketin or exploring the vineyards of Hawkes Bay or Wairarapa





About Robert Dabb

Mobile 027 255 3992
Office 06 323 3363
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Robert has been involved in the rural sector his whole working life and in real estate since 2006. He has experience as a Dairy Farm Consultant and was the lower North Island Regional Manager (Shareholder Services) at Fonterra Co-operative Group from 2000 through to 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from Massey University. He has a wide network of contacts across rural industry and enjoys professionally marketing rural and lifestyle properties. Robert together with Richard Anderson formed Rural and Lifestyle in 2012