Welcome to Southern Dairy Hub

The Southern Dairy Hub has been established in response to Southland and Otago farmers wanting dairy challenges in the region to be addressed through local research and demonstration.


The Farm

The farm will be self-contained for wintering and young stock, allowing for research across the whole system to be implemented. It is designed for running up to four 200-cow herds with one used as the control to demonstrate top commercial performance.

  • Total Area: 349 ha.
  • Milking platform and wintering: 310 ha (effective 300 ha) set up in 104 paddocks of approx 2.9 ha.
  • Year one: 640 milking cows with potential to increase to 800 from year two.

Latest news

Update 9-06-2017

Find out about the latest Southern Dairy Hub activities and watch new drone footage showing progress.
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Update 22-05-2017

Progress towards the dairy shed commissioning on June 25 continues with the installation of milking plant equipment. read more…