PREMIUM MIXED FARMING COUNTRY IN RENOWNED DISTRICT
Holman Tolmie is extremely pleased to offer Wattle Flat, representing an outstanding mixed-farming opportunity in one of the most sought-after agricultural regions in New South Wales.
TOTAL AREA 331 Hectares (818 Acres)* 90% arable, 10% remnant vegetation Subdivided into 15 paddocks.
*Area is approximate only and subject to contract.
LOCATION* 14km north-east of Stockinbingal in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales.
• 30min (35km) to Cootamundra • 40min (50km) to Young • 1hr 30min (120km) to Wagga Wagga • 2hr 10min (180km) to Canberra • 4hr 10min (390km) to Sydney.
*Distances are approximations.
PRODUCTIVITY Well developed and managed as a mixed-farming operation producing wool, prime lambs and growing annual grain and dual purpose fodder crops. Approximately 50% of the arable area is sown down to improved perennial pastures, including lucerne sub-clover mixed with perennial grasses (cocksfoot and tall fescue) and herbs (chicory and plantain). This program is supplemented annually with crops, including wheat, canola, grazing canola, barley, oats, lupins and lentils.
In average seasons, Wattle Flat runs about 600 Merino ewes, half of which are joined to Merino rams and the other half to White Suffolk rams. Marking percentages of the Merinos are 90-100% and the first cross ewes are 100-110%. This is coupled with productive dual purpose cash and grain cropping activities.
COUNTRY The country is best defined as duplex soil, made up of a loamy topsoil overlying a clay-textured subsoil. The soil pH level averaged approximately 5.5. The annual liming and fertiliser program is excellent.
WATER The property is well watered with a registered ground bore, feeding 7 troughs via a solar bore pump. There are also 7 dams scattered across the property, meaning each paddock has at least one water source. There is also 200,000L of rainwater storage in plastic tanks, supplying the house and sheds.
RAINFALL Approximately 570mm per annum.
ACCOMMODATION Features the main 4-bedroom brick veneer house built in 2006, plus the original Wattle Flat timber homestead (not occupied) built in the 1950s.
WORKING IMPROVEMENTS Recent improvements including a 2-stand raised board shearing shed (2015) and 3-bay open front machinery shed (2014). Sheep yards, 2 hay sheds, seed shed, chemical shed, workshop and 250t of grain storage.
For Sale By Auction. 10.30am for an 11am start, 1 November 2019 at the Cootamundra Library.
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