Self-Contained or Milk It All
Within Waikite Valley, a highly regarded dairying area 32 kilometres South of Rotorua, is this most desirable 229 hectare dairy unit. Being flat to predominantly easy rolling contour the farm practice has seen the entire milking herd wintered on farm.
Milking 489 cows this season, the best production from this holding is 177,000 Kg/MS from 460 cows. Milking through a 36 ASHB Dairy with meal feeders and 18 ACR's. The dairy was built in 2008 with space to accommodate 40 sets of cups to help realise the future scope this property has to offer. With a total of approx. 89 paddocks over the property, the farm is well raced with rhyolite supplied from on farm resources.
An on farm spring plus two bores ensure the property has a more than adequate supply of water for all farm and domestic needs.
The standard of improvements is very good with an array of support buildings that include implement sheds, calf sheds and pens and a covered PKE bin. 200 ton of on farm harvested silage is stored in a bunker. Effluent is managed via a holding sump and ponds where it is spread over the property from a travelling irrigator.
Dwellings include a spacious, comfortable owners/managers home and two other houses, one of which has just been re-plastered and re-painted, the farm offers versatile options for labour considerations.
Waikite Valley is an easy commute to Rotorua CBD, the community is typical of that you would expect in rural heartland, the central location of this property offers everything within a 5km drive, Waikite Hot Pools, Squash Courts, Golf Course and Primary School.