hectares of farmland
(244 ha effective)

peak milking herd

kg milk solids
(4.3m litres)

60 bail
rotary milking shed

3 houses
(5 bdrm, 4 bdrm, 2 bdrm)

land and buildings independent valuation

The Rata dairy farm has flat contoured land with predominantly Pukemutu soils. The centrally located cowshed is supported by a large all-weather calving barn, and good support buildings.

Recent news

New Sharemilker house

Our Rata sharemilkers moved into a brand new 4-bedroom Jennian home in August 2016.  Previously Rata only had the original homestead, so the new house, together with the new staff duplex building, is a great improvement to on-site accommodation.

Improved effluent distribution

Rata has trialled various effluent systems and now has a travelling rain gun.  A new Harvest effluent monitoring and fail safe system is being installed to minimise the risk of equipment malfunction resulting in effluent spillage.

Rata farm address

Shand Road, Otapiri 9782


DETJ Dairies Limited.

Find out more

Registered Office
c/o Clavell Capital Limited
Level 4, 139 Quay Street, Auckland 1010
PO Box 1917, Auckland 1140

South Island Office
Dairy Farms NZ Limited
Innovation Park, 185 Kirk Road, Templeton, 7678
PO Box 86-085, Rolleston West, Canterbury 7658