New Expression of Interest Closing Date: Monday 27th September at 5pm.
For sale as a whole or in two separate lots.
• Lot 1 – Home & Improvements on 40 AC / 16 Ha: Ideally situated at 331 Bridgewater Rd, corner of Thorns Rd & 15km to Cape Bridgewater beach. Features a comfortable 3 brm W/B home – ripe for renovation – with dual living areas, set amongst the gums in a parkland environment. Farming improvements include 11 A/S dairy, 5100l vat & 140 cow yard - all in working order & large multipurpose open-fronted shed (240m2) & sundry shedding. 6-8 paddocks.
• Lot 2 – The Broad Acres – 200 AC / 80 Ha: Renowned very well drained heath country with dual road frontages – Malings & Thorns Rd – with all-weather central laneway & excellent subdivision of 20-24 paddocks. Fertile dairy platform country with prolific & responsive majority of perennial ryegrass & clover pastures. Water security from permanent spring via 2'' pipes to all concrete stock troughs.
Versatile and safely held “Sunnyside” is being offered for sale for the first time in 60 years. Ideally suited for dairying, beef, sheep and horticulture and a myriad of lifestyle pursuits
NEW EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CLOSING DATE: Closing Monday 27th September 2021
Nick Adamson 0418 571 589
Full Listing Details Below:
240 Acres / 97 Hectares or thereabouts
Lot 1 – Home and Improvements – 40 Acres / 16.18 Hectares with frontage to both Cape Bridgewater Road and Thorns Road.
Lot 2 – Broad Acres – 200 Acres / 80 Hectares with frontage to Malings Road and Thorns Road.
“Sunnyside” was purchased 60 years ago by the current owner's parents and grandparents who farmed in the cropping country north of Nhill and has been farmed as a dairy farm under share farming management ever since. “Sunnyside” is for sale as the current share farmer who has been in occupation for more than forty years is retiring.
331 Bridgewater Road, Portland West
Superbly located within 5km of Portland's CBD and conveniently situated only 15km from Cape Bridgewater beach and village. Portland, Victoria's earliest settlement is the regional hub for the immediate district and is known for its deep sea port, fishing industry (both commercial and recreational), historical charm and eco-tourism attractions. Portland is a town of approximately 10,000 people and provides primary and secondary school services, sporting facilities, a broad range of retail and business services, hospitality and a very strong commercial and industrial sector.
“Sunnyside” is located approximately mid-way between the regional cities of Mount Gambier and Warrnambool (100km), both of which offer livestock marketing facilities, export abattoir at Warrnambool and milk factories.
The basic, but comfortable, home is a 1940's weatherboard and corrugated iron roof (20 years old) dwelling comprising of three bedrooms, family bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchen with WIP and electric stove. A central hallway divides the three bedrooms and the living spaces which includes a lounge room with original open fire, dining room or second living area, again with provision for open fire. A wide timber verandah on two sides of the home provides for shade and shelter, whilst there is a separate laundry with a large cupboard ways / mudroom. The home is set back conveniently in an elevated position just off Cape Bridgewater Road, in an easy care lawned area surrounded by established picturesque eucalypt trees in a parkland environment.
Farming improvements include an 11 aside Herringbone dairy constructed with Mount Gambier stone, timber and corrugated galvanized iron roofing (116m²). The functional dairy traditionally milks around 110 – 120 crossbred dairy cows and features Packo milk vat with 5100 litre capacity and effluent pond close by. The cow yard comfortably holds up to 140 head and is equipped with cattle race and crush. Whilst there is not an automatic feed system in the dairy, there is a large equipped feed pad close by. There is an all-weather circular tanker track which is also used for other transport including stock outwards and fodder inwards with b double access.
Other farming improvements include a large (240m²) multipurpose open fronted galvanised iron machinery / hay / calf shed with earthen floor with no power connected. There is a workshop of cement sheet (79 m²) construction with power connected and other sundry shedding.
Water security is a feature of “Sunnyside” with two sources of stock water on the property, notably one on each title. The 200 broad acres (Lot 2) has two permanent self-replenishing spring water dams in an elevated position in the south east corner of the property which gravity feeds for stock water purposes via 2'' poly piping to the vast majority of stock troughs. There is a submersible pump on the bore (268 ft deep) at the dairy on the smaller title (Lot 1) which provides for dairy water, holding paddocks and domestic water at the house (garden and toilet). Notably, both sources of water are interlinked. There is also a permanent dam in the bull paddock near the dairy and two other seasonal dams. There are two other unequipped windmill bores on the property.
Domestic water is via a 5000 gallon tank at the house and a 10,000 gallon tank at the dairy.
“Sunnyside” is well fenced and subdivided into 30 main paddocks with a well formed and maintained all weather limestone central laneway from the dairy to the southern boundary on Malings Road. Access is a feature from both Cape Bridgewater Road and Malings Road for ease of management purposes, while Thorns Road on the eastern boundary also assists for management purposes. There are a number of small holding paddocks for calving or calf rearing purposes around the dairy and sheds.
Fencing is well maintained with six plain wire conventional boundary fencing in reasonable condition. Internal fencing is traditional three wire electric dairy fencing.
The farm presents in very good order from a grass growing perspective and is responsive to both winter and summer growing periods, which the share farmer utilizes. Principally perennial rye grass pastures with a strong clover mix, with two annual rye grass paddocks. The whole farm has been renovated on a rotational basis. Much of the silage has been produced on the property (700 rolls last season and normally 500 rolls plus most years). Dry land maize has been grown in recent times and sorghum has been grown consistently in the last 20 years for fodder purposes in the summer months
Portland has an average annual rainfall of around 33 – 34'' / 840ml and subsequently “Sunnyside” has a long growing season.
The immediate west of Portland country is sought after due to its heath soil types, which is fertile well drained black sand over limestone. “Sunnyside” is regarded as part heath country with a balance a mix of red and grey sandy loams over limestone.
“Sunnyside” is slightly undulating and drains principally to the north east. Note, there are two drainage easements on the property which allow for free flowing drainage.
Note, there is a 4 hectare / 10 acre patch of native bush mostly mature eucalypts currently used for dry cow purposes.
Fertiliser history attached. Note, this is only the owners cost, and the share farmer contributes to a further 50% therefore the $$ amounts should be doubled. Generally the milking platform receives 350 – 450 kg / ha of base fertilizer plus DAP plus Urea. Bull and holding paddocks receive base fertilizer only.
Traditionally has milked 110 – 120 crossbred dairy cows, plus replacements and fodder producation. Milk production available upon request but last year, based on 106 cows, 53,000 kg and 680,000 litres of milk.
The sale of “Sunnyside” presents the opportunity to purchase very safely held, versatile farming country so close to Portland, ideally suited as a small dairy farm and / or dairy out paddock country or alternatively for beef breeding and fattening purposes and other uses including horticulture and prime lamb finishing.
Lot 1 – Home & Improvements on 40 acres is an ideal lifestyle package conveniently situated so close to Portland and only minutes from Bridgewater Bay.
Lot 2 – 200 acres of fertile farming country with dual road access is again situated so close to Portland for beef breeding and fattening, prime lambs, dairy out paddock and fodder and horticultural purposes.
Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 27th September 2021 at 5pm
0418 571 589
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