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A dairy and beef farm with close to 540ha of rolling countryside has recently being placed up for auction in New Zealand.

The adjoining dairy and beef farms are located in the Opuawhanga and Marua regions of the North Island, approximately 180km north of Auckland.

Prospective buyers have the option of purchasing the two properties together or as separate lots.

At present both farms are being jointly leased to a stable operator, according to selling agents Bayleys.

Byles Road Dairy Farm is made up of 260.95ha of prime farmland that is currently running a herd of approximately 400 cows producing a two year average of 153,500kg milk solids.

The property includes a number of farm building including a milking parlour, cowshed, large implement or calf rearing sheds, a concrete feed pad for 250 cows, calving pad and palm kernel bin.

Internal limestone races provide ease of access to the 83 well fenced paddocks, comprising of 142ha in total.

The property also runs beef on approximately 50ha at the rear of the farm, while various streams and springs are located throughout the property providing an ample water supply.

Also included in the farm is a family home with four bedrooms, a double garage and implement shed.

Meanwhile, Doidge Road Beef Farm is made up of 278.98ha, which includes 30ha of easy to moderate dairy land.

The farm includes two sets of cattle yards, implement shed, half round barn, pump shed and airstrip with bin.

Doidge Road Beef farm is advertised as having an excellent source of water and good fencing to allow for ease of farming.

This farm also includes two residential dwellings, the main residence includes four bedrooms while the second house has a total of three bedrooms.

The cost of both farms is up for negotiation, depending on whether the buyer is willing to purchase the property together or in two separate lots.