Thursday, July 7, 2022

Large-scale operation with winter run-off

A sprawling South Otago dairy operation for sale near Waihola encompasses two separate units and a runoff totalling 574.7ha, and is on track for around 500,000kg milksolids (MS) this season.

In 1992 the McDonnell family converted the sprawling flats of Ewing Farm, five kilometres south of Waihola and three years later followed with Haddington Farm. A neighbouring farm and later a smaller block expanded the Ewing Farm to 205ha and Haddington to 249ha. Now they are being offered for sale as separate farms or one large unit, with a 119ha runoff nearby.

Today, Tony McDonnell is a hands-on operator with a team of staff on Ewing Farm, while a sharemilker runs the adjoining Haddington Farm.

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