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ARROWTOWN, 12 Stafford Street
A cottage rich in history, now with a bright future.
This two bedroom, plus office, cottage is a unique Arrowtown property.
An incredible location, on a 458 sqm section, beautiful gardens and a
white picket fence add to the appeal and charm from the front of the
property. Modern surprises await you inside the house.
From the heat pump which has been positioned to warm the entire
space, to a beautiful, spacious new bathroom with under floor heating, a
new kitchen and a new clean air compliant log burner.
This historic cottage has been filled with all of the things we have
become accustomed to. A unique offering, The Summers Cottage is
sure to attract a lot of attention within the real estate market from holiday
home purchasers to home buyers.
Closing at 4:00pm 14th December 2012.
Prior offers encouraged.
View: Saturdays & Sundays 11:30 am
0275 675 271
027 327 6838
Arrowtown Office 03 442 1616
Newman Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)
Dairy season most productive so far
Strong pasture growth leads to record-breaking year for milk flows
Success: The last dairy season was the best on record, according to Livestock Improvement.
Twenty per cent more cows being milked nationwide saw dairy
companies process 19.1 billion litres of milk in the year to May 31,
2012, containing 1.69b kilograms of milk solids.
The last dairy season was the best
on record, latest figures from
Livestock Improvement Corpor-
ation (LIC) and DairyNZ confirm.
The 2011-12 season will go down as
the most productive thanks to
strong pasture growth, with milk
flows rising 11.3 per cent on the
In other milestones, average
production per cow hit a record of
364 kilograms of milk solids, and
milk production per hectare hit
1028kg, beating the 1000kg mark
for the first time.
Waikato had the highest average
milk solids production per hec-
tare in the North Island, at 1057kg.
The figures are posted in 2011-2012
New Zealand Dairy Statistics, a
report jointly released by LIC, a
dairy genetics co-operative com-
pany, and DairyNZ, an industry
Twenty per cent more cows being
milked nationwide saw dairy
companies process 19.1 billion
litres of milk in the year to May
31, 2012, containing 1.69b
kilograms of milk solids.
Total cow numbers increased by
105,500 to 4.6 million, compared to
the previous year. The number of
herds increased by 63 to 11,798,
the fourth consecutive season of
Herds under sharemilking agree-
ments fell to 4034 herds, compris-
ing 34 per cent of the total. Within
this, 2218 herds, or 19 per cent of
all herds, are run as 50-50
The national average herd size
grew. In 2011-2012 it was 393, up
seven cows on the previous
season, and more than tripling in
the past 30 seasons. The average
herd size a decade ago was 271.
The most common herd size is 200
to 249 cows, making up 15 per cent
of herds. Twenty-five per cent of
herds have 500 or more cows,
compared to only 9 per cent a
decade ago, and 10 per cent of all
herds now have 750 or more cows.
The North Island average herd
size is 327, compared to the South
Island average of 596.
South Island farms are, on
average, larger than in the North
Island and have, on average,
higher per-herd production.
Regional figures show 25 per cent
of all dairy cows are in Waikato,
followed by 12 per cent in North
Canterbury, 11 per cent in South-
land, and 10 per cent in Taranaki.
It is the first time Southland has
overtaken Taranaki in cow
numbers. The trend of crossing
holstein-friesians with jerseys is
increasing. The cross makes up
41 per cent of the national herd,
compared to 23 per cent a decade
Holstein-friesians have reduced to
40 per cent of the national herd,
compared to 54 per cent a decade
ago. Across all four breeds, 6-year-
old cows are producing more milk
solids than any other age group.
Ad Feedback Dairy land prices
have been steady for the past two
seasons, the report says.
The weighted average sale price
of dairy farms rose 9 per cent in
2011-2012 to $4.53m. The weighted
average sale price per hectare of
$32,123 was similar to the
previous two seasons.
The report sources data from the
LIC database, dairy companies,
animal evaluation database, Ani-
mal Health Board annual report,
Real Estate Institute of New
Zealand, and Statistics New
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