01-08-2014 00:08 AM | New Zealand

Big shake-up of Northland dairy farms

The dynamics of dairy farming in Northland are undergoing the biggest shake-up the sector has seen in more than 50 years - with a wave of ‘out-of-towners’ coming into the region to take advantage of the comparatively cheap land on offer.

In the past 18 months, $20 million dollars of Northland dairy farms have been sold to Waikato, King Country, Taranaki, Canterbury, and Westland farmers moving into the province. The sales were brokered by real estate agency Bayleys - which is now looking to accelerate the trend this year.
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