High-performing Norsewood deer and finishing farm

360ha fenced deer farming land with option to finish all stock

A high-performing rural property with substantial deer farming improvements is for sale in the renowned Norsewood farming district on the edge of Hawke’s Bay.

Pukerimu is a 593.66ha farm with a well-appointed homestead and quality infrastructure including sheds, yards and fencing of a very high standard.

It offers the versatility and returns of a significant deer breeding and finishing programme, supplemented with cropping and finishing capabilities for sheep and cattle.

Colliers International Rural and Agribusiness specialists Rob Deal and Jason Waterman have been exclusively appointed to market the property at 405 Gundries Road, Norsewood for sale by tender.

Tenders close at 4pm on Thursday 9 May, unless the property is sold earlier.

Deal says a new owner will appreciate the property’s versatility and profitability.

“Pukerimu offers 360ha of fenced deer farming land, with excellent deer handling facilities and the all-important option of being able to finish all stock.

“A substantial cropping and re-grassing programme and a very strong fertiliser history have contributed to enviable stock performance and returns.

“Along with deer breeding and finishing, the property is suited to multiple farming systems including velvet harvesting, beef cow breeding, and lamb and bull beef finishing.

“The farm is also highly liveable. A lovely four-bedroom homestead is set in attractive grounds, while a self-contained two-bedroom unit provides secondary accommodation.

“All of this makes Pukerimu an ideal opportunity for buyers seeking a high-performing farm with a diverse, well-balanced income stream.”

The property is located 4km west of State Highway 2, close to Norsewood, near the border between the Hawke’s Bay and Tararua regions. It is 20km to Dannevirke and 40km from Waipukurau.

Waterman says Pukerimu is well situated within the highly regarded “summer safe” Norsewood farming area.

“Pukerimu benefits from good water supply, a moderate climate, and reliable average rainfall of approximately 1,950mm per annum.

“The generally easy contour of the land allows for any desired farming system, including 175ha of flat land, 229ha of rolling land, 109ha of medium hill, 46ha of woodlots and shelter belts and 34ha ineffective.

“The shelter belts have been strategically planted to provide maximum shelter for many paddocks.”

Waterman says the property has excellent improvements including two sets of sheep yards, two sets of cattle yards, two implement sheds, a woolshed, haybarn, silage bunker and dog motels.

The highly functional deer shed is certified for velvet removal. It was completely rebuilt internally in 2017 with a weigh platform and draft facility, all on a concrete floor.

A pumphouse supplies water from a well to the farm’s flats, along with natural streams, dams and further reticulation schemes from good dams. A new pump was installed in December 2018.

The bore has been flow tested and has the capacity to supply the whole farm if needed.

Water for the house and cottage is stored in a 30,000-litre tank, then filtered, UV filtered and alkaline adjusted.

The main family home has four bedrooms, plus a sleepout/storage room, surrounded by extensive outdoor decks. It is heated by two log fires, including one in the well-appointed, farm-style kitchen.

There is one bathroom with an additional shower and toilet in the laundry. A single car garage can be accessed internally.

The supplementary accommodation, attached to the implement shed, features an open plan living and kitchen area, two bedrooms, a large bathroom and laundry, and a log fire.

Pukerimu’s main service centre is Dannevirke, which provides the usual commercial and rural services along with an indoor swimming pool, three primary schools and a high school.

A school bus collects children 2km down the road and takes them to the Norsewood Primary School. There is also a bus to Dannevirke High School, which can take children to Dannevirke’s primary schools on a user-pays basis.

Recreational opportunities in the area include red deer hunting and trout fishing.

The offer

‘Pukerimu’, 405 Gundries Road, Norsewood
Deer breeding and finishing, dry stock finishing
Land area: 593.66ha
Contour: 400ha flat and rolling
Rainfall: Approx. 1,950mm per annum
High level of improvements
Vacant possession
For sale by tender closing Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 4pm

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