Ingleton Farms in Central Hawke's Bay Tikokino District for sale
A rare opportunity to obtain a high-profile dairy farm in Central Hawke’s Bay is being marketed by Colliers International Rural and Agribusiness.
Ingleton Farms, situated in the Tikokino District at 260 Makaroro Road, represents a prized offering of scale, scope and productive potential.
The superbly developed 704ha platform boasts 507ha of irrigated, fertile and predominately free-draining soils.
Hosting eight well-maintained dwellings, with supreme farm infrastructure unique to the industry, Ingleton Farms generates approximately 705,000 kgMS a year from 1,580 peak cows.
The astute irrigation development and efficient fertiliser programme allows consistent annual production of high quality pasture.
Colliers International Rural and Agribusiness broker, James Parsons, based in Waipukurau, says: “This is a top performing, well-planned and executed dairy farm in outstanding condition, with a solid base of assets for maintaining the already high levels of production.”
The quality of infrastructure sets this impressive property apart, including a 70-bale rotary shed built in 2008, complete with automatic cup removers, Waikato teat spray for each bale, protract drafting, two remote control backing gates and a yard capacity of 750 cows.
Three main calf sheds are situated on the farm, with the former 54 bale herringbone shed and woolshed being converted into pens.
Parsons describes the state-of-the-art irrigation system as the “pièce de résistance” of the farm’s infrastructure, unrivalled in the Hawke’s Bay farming industry.
The farm’s effluent system currently supplies to 95ha, with an upgrade in progress to cover 175ha.
A recently constructed effluent holding pond holds approximately 200 days’ worth of storage.
“A 155ha runoff is located within minutes of the main block,” Parsons says.
“This has traditionally been used to winter cows on, and grow winter crops including maize silage, lucerne and grass, and is a major asset to the operation.”
Well serviced by the local Central Hawke’s Bay agricultural community, Ingleton Farms has excellent access to traditional farming amenities, with the townships of Waipukurau and Waipawa located within a 15-minute drive and the Hatuma Lime Quarry only eight minutes’ drive from the farm.
A metal quarry is onsite for track maintenance.
“Enhanced by the warm and temperate climate of Central Hawke’s Bay, the location of Ingleton Farms is ideally suited not only to dairy, but other agricultural systems,” Parsons says.
“A dairy farm offering of this scale and specification rarely frequents New Zealand’s property market, certainly in the North Island.
“The nature of the soil types, and the strength of the irrigation, means the land use will undoubtedly attract a raft of potential end users.”
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