|Present Condition ( areas approx. )
||All in dairy pasture, 10% new grass each year.
||Paparua Sandy Loam and Steward Stoney Silt Loam
|Weeds & Pests
||Minimal, some thistles
|Subdivision ( No of Paddocks ) Main
||Post, wire, Waratah, electrics around farm. All in mainly good order.
||Own Bore for stock water. Ring main 40-50mil, 1500L Troughs in all paddocks
Houses on Lower Waitaki Community Scheme
||Lower Waitaki Scheme 202 shares - gravity by race to farm. Shared pumping system. 4 out of 5 pumps in place.
Lateral Covering 40ha, K-Lines 47ha on timed system, Mainly wide Border Dykes 87ha. K-lines on timed system
Pump Shed pipe in place to spray irrigate the balance
||As per Ravendown, fertiliser plan. Approx 200 units Urea on eff. area. Minerals - Copper and Selenium go on with fertiliser.
|Access & Roads
||Excellent. Dairy Tracks in good order.
||260T DM Brought in for shoulders of the season
||Modern 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms. Managers home 190sqm with double garage.
||8 Bay pole shed. One enclosed as workshop. 36 A/s herringbone Dairy Shed, De Lavel Plant
||Utilise dairy shed yards
|Wintered Stock Numbers ( approx )
||Cows 570 in milk (Friesans and Friesan-Jersey)
||2015/16 227,000 Kgs M.S
2016/17 219,000 Kgs M.S
2017/18 230,525 Kgs M.S projected
2018/19 208,031 Kgs M.S.
||Flat Waitaki Plains
||Solids extracted through press, liquids into pond (30 day holding capacity) then pumped to large pods shifted around farm. Plus travelling irrigator as back up.