2192 Acres + 1208ml Water Allocation – irrigation & farming – a true ‘Signature Property’
- 887.3 Ha (2,192 acres)
- Two Freehold titles
- Diversified irrigated farming and cattle
- Very safe water allocation
- Located on the Tarwoona Road (NSW side of the border), approximately 30km west of Texas, 80 kms east of Goondiwindi, only 2½ hours from Toowoomba and 3½ hours from Brisbane.
This is an exceptional productive, well developed, conservatively managed diverse farming operation.
Being sold on a bare basis as a turn key asset with excellent infrastructure in place to continue an intense farming and cattle operation.
Known as a premier property set in the beautiful flood plains of the Dumaresq Valley. Because of its mix of land type, development, productivity and location it really is a signature property.
Ranging from highly productive river flood plain loam soils to good secondary flat loam country. Predominantly all farming country with grazing country including river flats, open and timbered country. Pastures run a variety of livestock including breeding cows, background feeder steers, young cattle,meat and wool sheep. Highly productive dryland paddocks abundant with summer grasses and winter herbages have traditionally been used to run and grow out larger cattle, but could be used for any livestock type. Clover and herbage along river flats and secondary country has been utilised to put weight onto feeder steers, or for females if required.
2002 built modern lowset brick homestead of four bedrooms, office, open plan living, two bathrooms with all modern amenities, verandahs and an internal garage, very well presented in well-kept gardens with lawns and shrubs.
3 machinery sheds with workshop and chemical storage, 5 silos and 1 set of cattle yards.
There are a number of stock watering points including dams, troughs and frontage to Dumaresq River.
Rural power. Daily mail service. STD telephone and mobilephone coverage. School bus service to Texas with primary school and high school to Year 10. Nearby townships of Texas, Inglewood and Goondiwindi provide amenities including shopping, medical, primary & secondary schooling. Serviced by cotton gins, grain & livestock markets, including major saleyards, feedlots and abattoirs. Whyalla Feedlot is located on the properties northern boundary.
600mm (24 inch) annual average.
Total allocated water for irrigation is 1,208ML.
River Allocation >>
697ML NSW River water licence.
(120ML Gen Sec A, 360ML Gen Sec B, 217ML Supplementary), supplied by electric pump on river. Additional irrigation water may be purchased from other operators within the system on an annual basis if required.
511ML NSW irrigation bore licence.
Electric bore on turbine pump operating at a depth less than
100m. Estimated output of 5-6ML/day.
A fully integrated irrigation system is established with the river & bore pump sites inter-connected to pivots as security against failure of any part of the system at a critical time. Two large pivots irrigate 121ha (300ac), whilst two smaller pivots over the road irrigate 60ha (150 ac). There are suitable areas available to further expand the irrigation operation, with dryland cultivation areas being utilised for silage, grazing and grain crops, as well as grazing country on river flats.
The irrigation infrastructure consists of:
- 2 x 150 acre centre pivots
- 2 x 50 acre centre pivots
- Electric pump on the river
- Electric pump on the bore
The property has been conservatively managed and cropping programs adjusted to match, with natural fertilisers added to the mix. Diverse cropping opportunities from a wide range of crops including cotton, lucerne, corn, silage, sunflower, peanuts, winter and summer forages, winter cereals, sorghum, beans, small crops etc.
There are several opportunities as the amount of infrastructure and location of the property delivers the owner options.
Retain ownership as a Landlord to the asset and lease it out in its entirety.
- An annual sum paid quarterly in advance linked to CPI.
- A percentage of the value of the crops and $/kg weight gain for all cattle run on the property.
The first option gives the property owner financial security for a fixed sum annually, which is most likely the best option if leasing out over a long period of time.
Any leasing figures, terms and conditions would need to be negotiated between both parties.
or , simply operate the asset under your own management year-in-year- out.