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Westland Dairy farms
$1.50 per Share (WMP)
102 Ha Dairy Farm Tender Hari Hari.
Milking 190 Cows, with all cows wintered on. Production 79300
KGMS from approx 75 ha.
12 A/S HB, meal feeder ,dosatron.
Spacious, very tidy 3 B/R House .Excellent fences & lanes.
6 Ha turnips. Stand-off area. 250 bales baleage made on farm
Extra MS avail from 23 ha regrassed development
All young stocks grazed on runoff also available for sale
All stock & plant available at valuation.
Tender documents are available by contacting the agents .
Tenders close at 4pm Friday 29th March 2013.
480 cow Proven performer, Whataroa
187 Ha Dairy Farm. 179 ha Eff dairy farm milking 480 cows.
Modern 40 A/S H/B shed, grain feeders, pro-track. drafting
175851 KGMS produced 2011-2012 season .
4 B/R + office homestead + 3 B/R staff accom + S/C Sgl.
100 Ha run-off avail long term lease.
Stock available at Valuation. Well farmed & well laid out.
Excellent infrastructure. Fertile, free draining soils. Consistently
above district average.
$5,400,000 + GST (If Any)
200 Ha Room to Move-Hari hari
200 ha dairy farm milking 340 cows producing 120,000 kgms.
4 bedroom wooden bungalow & 2 x 1 bedroom staff
36 A/S H/B shed with ACRs, meal feeding system.1x 6 bay shed &
1x4 bay shed.
300 bales silage made on farm & some young stock grazed on.
This farm is developing but all the hard works been done, it's all
here ready to go.
$4,000,000 + GST if any
150 Cow farm-Westland
Double the production & reap the rewards. Total area 120 Ha's.
Production to 50,000 kgms. 22 A/S H/B shed + calf shed & 3 large
2 x 4 B/R family homes. All stock wintered on.
All young stock reared on the property. Stock & Plant Available at
This farm has genuine potential & only 10 mins from Hokitika.
$2,500,000 + GST (if any)
Dave Nolan & Barb O'Neill-Nolan
03 7534224 Dave M:021 170 8532
Barb M:021 989 076
Wools of New Zealand has achieved the
minimum threshold of $5 million necessary
to proceed with establishing a 100 per cent
strong wool grower-owned sales and
But it is still anticipating a late rush of
applications from farmers with several days
to go until the offer closes on Monday,
Wools of New Zealand chairman Mark
Shadbolt said the milestone was reached
through continued support of growers who
need to invest beyond the farm gate.
Achieving the minimum investment repres-
ented an opportunity for strong wool growers
who have invested and committed to own the
Wools of New Zealand brands and assets and
be involved in a commercial strategy aimed
at long term profitability, he said.
''While we are anticipating a late rush of
applications from farmers, the good news is
that we have met the minimum threshold
required,'' Mr Shadbolt said.
There was still time to for growers to get on
board and he urged all undecided
woolgrowers to consider the opportunity
seriously and get their applications in.
Applications can also be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org up until
the close-off at 5pm on February 25.
A goodie: Taieri dairy farmer Denis Aitken explains the finer points of dairy cow selection at the Southern Dairy Expo.
Search for perfect cow
For a cow to last, it has to be put together correctly
By DIANE BISHOP
Dairy farmers could boost their
combined income by $600 million by
extending the lactation of their cows by
But to achieve that they need to focus
more on breeding the right type of cow --
one that got in calf every year and didn't
''If you want a cow to last longer, then it
has to be put together correctly,'' Taieri
dairy farmer Denis Aitken said.
Mr Aitken, who has attended four world
conferences on Holstein Friesian classifi-
cation, said there was no such thing as
the perfect cow, but ''we're all trying to
Using Holstein Friesian cow Anglo
Frontrunner Shine, he demonstrated to
farmers at the Southern Dairy Expo the
key traits when selecting replacement
A nice long head and wide muzzle on a
cow was one of the most important
features as it would be able to consume a
lot of feed.
One of the biggest faults in the dairy
industry was narrow and high pin bones,
which could lead to calving problems,
and the rear teats being too close
However, these issues could be addressed
through bull selection, Mr Aitken said.
Only 4 per cent of the national herd was
aged nine years and over, but in Mr
Aitken's own herd about 10 per cent of
his cows were older than 10.
Extending the lactation of the milking
cow by another year would add $600
million to dairy farmers' income.
Mr Aitken said farmers should target a
heifer replacement rate of 15 to 18 per
cent down from the average 25 per cent.
And they should be aiming to produce 85
percent of cow liveweight in milk solids,
though a lot of cows were doing 100 per
cent, he said.
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