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Dairying opportunity not to be missed

Media Release: Bayleys Real Estate
Date: 4 November, 2009
2 pages total

Dairying opportunity not to be missed

A 129 hectare dairy unit supplying milk to the niche Tatua Cooperative Dairy Limited will be auctioned by Bayleys Waikato on 19 November providing an opportunity for a proactive farmer to secure a top property with a proven record.

“Tatua supply farms don’t often come to the open market and, as the owner is serious about his intentions to move onto other ventures, there’s a rare opportunity to purchase a sought-after property which consistently performs well. Last season, the 530 cows produced 231,000 kilos of milk solids,” says Mike Fraser-Jones of Bayleys Waikato.

Greenpark Farm lies 12km east of Morrinsville with flat contour and a long road frontage to State Highway 27 giving it great visual appeal. The property is in three titles and is the result of amalgamating three farms over recent years. There are now 52 main paddocks feeding off a mainly looped race system with nine smaller holding paddocks adjacent to the dairy.

A three-year old Don Chapman designed and built 50-bale rotary dairy featuring automatic cup removers, automatic wash and a Protrack cow monitoring system is the farm’s centrepiece with a 250-cow concrete feed pad and two concrete silage bunkers nearby.

“This set-up - along with good races, fencing, water and effluent system - makes the farm easy to manage and able to support the high stocking rate,” says Mr Fraser-Jones.

Other support buildings include an old dairy shed used for calf rearing, 7-bay gable enclosed implement shed/hay barn, stable complex, several smaller hay barns, and a large calf rearing/implement shed.

There are three dwellings allowing for flexible accommodation options; a five-bedroom 1970s brick home with garaging and outbuildings, a three-bedroom brick home with garaging and a three-bedroom weatherboard home with carport and storage shed.

The property has an interesting and varied history starting out in 1915 as a 47-hectare block covered in flax and tea tree – an indicator that the land was very fertile. Once cleared, cattle were grazed with farmers in the district running their stock to the Waitoa River to water them during the summer. A Cheviot Stud with the name Greenpark was established and the property still takes this name. Later, Tairua Friesian Stud was started and then the property was home to a horse stud – thus the stable complex that remains today. The current owners began share milking the property in the mid-1980s and over the years gradually purchased the interest in it along with acquiring adjacent land.

“Everything about this property is stacked in its favour – location, size, quality of the soils and the infrastructure,” says Mr Fraser-Jones.

For more information about Greenpark, contact Mike Fraser-Jones, Bayleys Waikato 027 475 9680 or view the property online at www.bayleys.co.nz/84068

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