An attractive hill country farm in the Tararua district renowned for its high quality meat and wool products has been placed on the market for sale.
The 391 hectare (966 acre) sheep and beef grazing and finishing farm known as Mt Mason is situated 12km east of Pongaroa settlement on Waikakahi Road.
Bayleys Wairarapa salesperson Robert Deal says, “In recent years the farm has operated a cattle-oriented grazing and finishing livestock system, but it would also be ideally suited to a high performing breeding ewe flock”.
When farmed traditionally the property has typically wintered up to 3,500su and the last lambing on the farm achieved a docking result of 132 percent.
The land is mainly easy to medium hill country, subdivided into 28 main paddocks, with additional holding paddocks. There are significant areas of flat cultivatable land and 19 hectares (47 acres) of 17 to 19-year-old pine plantation.
Paddocks are bordered by a mixture of solid conventional and electric fencing and a comprehensive network of tracks and lanes provides good access to all areas of the farm.
Exceptional infrastructure includes a three-stand woolshed with covered yards, well-sited cattle yards and a good range of ancillary farm buildings. A split-level four bedroom home with office, three living areas and a large farm house kitchen provides comfortable living.
Soil tests show a strong fertiliser history with 70 tonnes of super phosphate applied annually to maintain good paddock condition.
Dams and streams offer a reliable water supply and house water is collected from the roof into three tanks holding around 50,000 litres.
The Pongaroa area is well-serviced by several urban areas with saleyards and livestock processing facilities in Feilding, Dannevirke, Masterton and Bulls. Major fertiliser companies have comprehensive stores and local representatives servicing the area.
Palmerston North is an hour and 20minutes drive from Pongaroa with its many business, retail, recreational and educational facilities. Mt Mason, 361 Waikakahi Rd, Pongaroa is for sale with an asking price of $1,950,000.