Piriti Dairies is comprised of three dairy farms and one support farm based at Centre Bush in Central Southland, just 8 ks from Winton and 35 ks from Invercargill
The four farms total 1,010 ha and milk just over 2,000 cows to produce around 1 million kgMS per annum.
Piriti 1 has a 25 aside double up herringbone shed with Westfalia plant. The farm sits on combined soil types of Makarewa, Caroline & Gore. It's wintering barn, which holds 650 cows was built in 2009.
Piriti 2’s shed is a 60 bail automated rotary shed, with Westfalia plant (Built 2006). No 2 dairy has combined soil types of Makarewa, Caroline & Puke Mutu. The first barn was built in 2008 and holds 450 cows. In 2014 no 2 barn was built to winter 750 cows on latex beds with rubber matting.
Piriti 3 also boasts a 60 bail automated rotary shed with Westfalia plant (built 2006). Braxton & Puke Mutu soil make up the flat contour of Dairy 3, with Kauana soil on the rolling hill land. Dairy 3 is also able to winter 750 cows in its own barn.
Owned and operated by Fortuna Group since December 2019
Centre Bush district, Central Southland
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400 dairy cows
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