Dairy Farm - Bay of Plenty
Located in the popular Western Bay of Plenty, a short drive from the township of Katikati, this 78 hectare (freehold) dairy farm is offered to the open market by way of auction.
With a three year production average of 80,436 milk solids and, due to a change in management practice, a forecast of 90,000 milk solids for this current season there remains potential to improve by adding your own management skills.
The 240 cows including IC heifers are wintered on the farm, with the calves which are reared on whole milk (including some Jersey bulls calves) carried on farm until the start of May.
Contour is flat to rolling and there is a good balance of lower land for summer production.
The 24 a side herringbone shed is centrally located and there is ample shedding including a round barn next to the cowshed used for calf rearing and two round barns near the home for plant and implement storage. The concrete feed pad allows for optimal utilization of brought in feed.
An adjoining lease block of some 9 effective hectares has added to this unit over the years and could be available to the new owner.
For diversity there is an estimated 24 hectares of horticultural land which could be developed; this has occurred on neighbouring property.
If location is important this farm is some 8km to Katikati and only 27km to Tauranga CBD. You are a short drive to the Katikati golf course with many leisure amenities including fishing and boating at your doorstep.
Few regions in New Zealand or the world for that matter have as much to offer as the Bay of Plenty. From the gentle harbour waters to its surf beaches, its fishing and diving grounds to the scenic bush, the Bay is as much a quiet recreational playground as it is a thriving business and rural community.
Key economic elements for the region include Tourism, Horticulture (predominately Kiwifruit and Avocado production), Viticulture, Pastoral farming, Forestry, Housing and Holiday Makers. The rapid growth in the area provides a vibrant living environment from job opportunities to business prospects with a sustainable future.
Tauranga as a city is one of the fastest, if not fastest growing cities in New Zealand.
With a mixture of beautiful scenery, great beaches, cafes, restaurants and nightspots it is more than a city; it is a lifestyle. The award winning schools also provide a key reason why Bay of Plenty is proving to be such an attractive destination for both ex Kiwi's and migrants as a place to set up their new life in New Zealand.