Substantial Dairy Farm With Subdivision Potential Placed On The Market For Sale


A highly-productive low-input
dairy farm on the outskirts of Hamilton – and encompassing
a substantial quantity of lifestyle block sized sections –
has been placed on the market for sale.

Drumlea Farm
in Ngahinapouri some three kilometres south-west of
Hamilton’s metropolitan boundary is a 336-hectare block
comprising 17 combined titles – 14 of which are lifestyle
block proportions. In addition, Drumlea Farm leases an
adjoining 27 hectares of land on its northern boundary which
is used mainly for grazing replacement cattle.

farm currently milks some 750 cows – with all replacement
stock carried on the property. At its peak, the farm has
carried up to 920 cows. Production records from the past
decade show the unit has milked between 252,000 and 353,000
kilogrammes of milk solids annually.

The freehold
property at 99 Livingstone Road is now

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State Highway 26 – Dairy Factory Lye | Photo: Hamilton Milk

An historic converted dairy
factory that once delivered milk across Hamilton and now
houses a cutting-edge electronics business has been placed
on the market for sale.

State Highway 26 

building’s Art Deco façade at 436A State Highway 26, in
Newstead, is a familiar sight for motorists travelling the
busy route between Hamilton and the beach resorts and
holiday-homes of the Coromandel.

Constructed in 1935,
just after the Great Depression, the Newstead milk supply
plant (initially the Hamilton Co-operative Pure Milk
Company) traded through WWII before being bought by the NZ
Co-operative Dairy Co in 1947.

It was co-founded by
Frederick Lye, who served as a member of parliament for
Waikato for more than a decade in the 1920s and 1930s. He
was awarded the

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Highly Productive Dairy Farm And Cropping Operation Placed On The Market For Sale

A former market gardening operation now fully converted
into a highly productive dairy farm and supporting cropping
unit in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has been placed on the
market for sale.

Grieve Road

The 153.9-hectare
property at Otakiri some 24-kilometres west of Whakatane
milks a herd of between 410-430 cows to produce between
133,000-153,186 kilogrammes of milk solids annually, while
also producing maize and silage for the herd.

farm is made up of seven freehold land titles – all with a
flat topography and linked by an extensive and high-quality
network of crushed-lime races – with the maize and silage
grown on a pair of 7.5-hectare blocks within the

Grieve Road

Farm building
infrastructure on the Otakiri property consists

  • A modern 20-aside double up milking shed with
    drafting system and fully-automated cup removers
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