What We Do

White River Dairies are a dairy farm operating in West Otago, New Zealand.
We produce quality nutritional milk for Mataura Valley Milk. Sustainability is at the core of everything we do - for our business, the land, environment, our cows, and our staff.

The Farm

White River Dairies is a farm located between Tapanui and Heriot townships, in West Otago, New Zealand. At the base of a wide valley, our land is of a flat contour. Rainfall averages 800-850mm pa, so we are lucky, we don't require water irrigation.

The farm consists of 184ha milking platform (171 effective) with a 42 ha support block for cropping and silage;  and 96ha grass block for wintering and young stock.

We operate a 50 Bale Rotary cowshed with Protrack Vantage drafting gate and herd management system. For milking, we have a De Lavel plant and Milfos variable pulsators with automatic cup removers.

Cows are wintered either on a woodchip loafing pad with self-feed silage, or, on fodder beet and hay. We have a 600 cow capacity covered feed pad with rubber matting. Plus, there's a calving pad with head bail, adjacent our calf sheds with hot water available.

In the paddocks, we grow rye grass / clover based permanent pasture and crop fodder beet, turnips and barley (whole crop silage), making us a self-sufficient operation.

Take a look around White River Dairies farm in this short video

At White River Dairies we're always keen to hear from people with a passion for cows, are enthusiastic to learn, and want to be the best farmer they can be.

White River Dairies Ltd

197 Kelso Settlement Road

RD2, Tapanui 9587

West Otago

New Zealand

P 03 204 2456

C 0272 443 354

E pkhenton@xtra.co.nz

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