Premium dairy unit
WHEN VIEWING PLEASE ENSURE CLEAN VEHICLE AND GUMBOOTS. A FOOT BATH WILL BE ON SITE. OPEN DAYS Wednesday 31st October, 7th and 14th November between 12-1pm This impressive 135 hectare (more or less) dairy unit would be considered one of the top farms in the Matamata area. Everything about this quality property is high class - the contour, location, infrastructure and housing. The set-up is great coupled with a mix of flat and gentle rolling contour and fertile soil of Tirau ash and Waihou sandy loam. An excellent 45 bale rotary dairy shed is well located and fitted with ACR's, a Protrack 3-way drafting system, walk over weigh scales and LIC heat detection camera. Each bale has a computerised Yeildsense that monitors individual cow litres, fat and protein content. A 500 cow yard capacity, with two backing gates and dungbuster, provides good flow into the dairy and saves wash up time. Close to the dairy is a 500 cow concrete feed pad with plenty of bin space for the cows. Three large concrete silage bunkers and two covered palm kernel bins are adjacent to the feed pad. The farm currently milks 460 cows with split calving 100 cows in the autumn and 300 cows in the spring, with production average of 290,099 milk solids over the last three years. Traditionally plus 60 carry overs, cow numbers have been close to 480. The effluent goes into a weeping wall with vibrating screens. Liquid is then pumped through a slope screen to remove further solids and then housed in a three million litre Permastore tank. From here it is pumped out to irrigate 38 hectares as well as green water waste pumped to two concrete tanks that flood wash the feed pad. Excellent quality water is sourced from a bore (100m) located next to the dairy shed and stored in two 25,000 litre tanks. It is pressure reticulated around the farm via 32m alkathene mainlines with 25mm and 20mm feeders to the troughs. A very good all-weather race system fans out from the dairy shed giving easy access to all 43 paddocks. The fencing is a mix of permanent and hedge on boundaries and mostly three and four wire electric internally and is generally in very good order. Farm buildings consist of a 198sqm lockable garage/workshop/storage shed with concrete floors and remote-control doors. Nearby is a 78sqm 4 bay gable shed with sliding doors. Three calf sheds, including a 210sqm O'Neill half round barn with lean-to, a 4 bay half round barn and a gable barn, complement this great set-up. This quality unit is really set off by the impressive environmentally friendly award winning main dwelling built by Peter Vossen Builders. The home features four generous sized bedrooms, ensuite, bathroom, office and so much more in its 290sqm. The builder has utilised local kiln-fired Hinuera stone and cedar cladding with a vaulted macrocarpa ceiling. A hydronic underfloor heating system, wool carpets and slate flooring makes for winter warmth and cooler in the summer. The kitchen was built by local cabinet maker, di Rosa, and features macrocarpa cupboards, granite benchtops and all the modern appliances a home of this class requires. Solar heated hot water, biolytix septic tank and rain water collection with UV treatment continue the environmental conscious trend. This luxury north facing home is set in picturesque grounds with an in-ground swimming pool and spa pool. A berry orchard and vege garden complete this exquisite picture with the stunning backdrop of the Kaimai's rounding off a truly magnificent setting. The second dwelling has three bedrooms with a large lounge, dining and sunroom plus an internal access double garage and is positioned on an elevated site with great views over the farm and countryside. The third dwelling has three bedrooms, office and double carport. Both these dwellings are in great order. Farms in this location, with premier soil type and contour, always command respect. All this alongside with an enviable set-up and a majestic home to enjoy the delights that this property and surrounds enjoy. All the capital improvements and hard work have been done and any buyer will be extremely proud to own such quality.