PHONE FOR VIEWING TIMES
Pukerau is a magnificent 361 hectare fattening unit near Morrinsville and enroute to Cambridge. This is the drystock portion of Whakanui Farms operation. The spectacular views, great balance of contour, reserve areas, native bush, hideaway retreat and so much more make this a must have investment.
Currently running 800 beef heifers and steers with a further 264 calves from November to May with a contract to supply high quality fat cattle to Countdown speaks volumes.
The contour is a good mix of gentle rolling to medium hill with some areas a little steeper. Most steep terrain is fenced with bush lots or new plantings of gums and manuka with honey bees as a future option.
The set up on the property cannot be faulted with an excellent all weather laneway and well-formed tracks to all areas of the property. Centrally located is the hub with a large 5 bay (12x24m) fully enclosed high stud steel portal shed with concrete floor. It has two large roller doors for easy access, workshop, smoko room with running water, drying cupboard, chiller room and mezzanine viewing area. Adjacent to this shed is a top class set of cattle yards with fully concreted floors, Cattlemaster crush and weigh platform under cover with adjacent holding paddocks - a raised load out race is part of this set-up. Nearby is a 6 bay gable shed, with power, used for sheep handling/calf rearing and drench facilities for smaller cattle.
The 4 stand woolshed, with raised board, has a toilet/shower, smoko room, wool press and more. There are large holding facilities attached to the woolshed. A 3 bay pole shed (9x14m) is used for machinery storage. The main sheds have two washdown facilities with water catchment plumbed in. There is further shedding, concrete silage bunkers, stables and two fert bins also strategically placed around the farm with a set of satellite yards in the northwest corner.
Along with the excellent laneway, the fencing is very good with mostly permanent fencing of the 65 paddocks with hot wires around most of the property. Good solid fencing materials have been used with all bush areas stock fenced. Around 13 hectares is covenanted bush reserve with a large native bush area in the centre of the farm with a rural retreat. A track meanders into a clearing in the bush where a chalet, with viewing platform and adjacent cooking area plus ablution block, allows for peace, solitude and splendour of the surrounds to be enjoyed on family occasions or as a party palace.
At the southern corner of the property is a large pond which is fenced from stock and a pump sources water and feeds to a number of adjacent paddocks. The pond is a feature with plantings around a sheltered and private position for ducks.
The main water system has a spring as its source then pumped via a water ram to manacon tanks and gravity around the farm with a reticulated system and troughs in all paddocks.
Pukerau is a property with so many features to enhance its aesthetic appeal but primarily is a very well-appointed fattening unit.
There is no dwelling however there are a great number of breath-taking building sites.
A unit of this calibre so close to Morrinsville, Matamata, Cambridge and Hamilton is not often found with the property being a real credit to the vendors with strong clean pastures, excellent infrastructure and presentation. This property is indeed a pleasure to market.