Ngapuke' Farm - Dairy, Drystock or Forestry
Situated in the farming district of Manawahe, this 265ha, (more or less), subject to survey property is presently milking 450 cows with a best average three-year production of 146,757kg MS. (A 40ha lease adjoining the property has been partly milked on).
Subdivided into 130 paddocks of mixed contour, the majority rolling to easy hill, including a scattered 70ha (more or less) mowable. Pastures are predominately clean and free of weeds with an under sowing pasture regime using Italian Tabu and Chickery, and some seasons growing maize and turnip crops for supplementary feed. Several mixed-age Radiata Pine woodlots (9ha 15yr & 4ha 3yr more or less) within the property offer additional income in the years ahead.
Farm improvements include: 32 ASHB cowshed (350 cow capacity yard), ACR's and in-shed molasses and meal feed system, 3T meal silo, new lined and compliant effluent pond (10-year consent), concrete base feed pad, 20 x 14m concrete base silage storage pad, calf rearing shed and load out pen, two-bay workshop, 300m airstrip with 150T covered fert bin. Water is supplied for farm and domestic use from an artesian spring supply. The homestead is four bedroom and recently renovated with three vehicle garaging and a view over the farm and a three-bedroom cottage with carport & single garage for employee accommodation.
Given its potential for diversity and the property's great central location, it could easily transition into an attractive grazing/support block or be planted out to make an appealing forestry holding with close proximity to mills at Kawerau and Rotorua and the export log port of Tauranga.
Central to Whakatane, Rotorua and Tauranga, with Lake Rotoma down the road, this property will appeal to the family that enjoys life on the farm and the lifestyle the great outdoors brings. With its scale, ease of contour and extensive improvement within, this property offers a great opportunity to secure an appealing and attractive self-contained dairy unit or grazing/support holding.