Note: New Expression of Interest closing date Friday 8th October - extended due to Covid circumstances.
• Situated in picturesque and renowned red gum country, midway between Hamilton & Horsham (70km) and 8km from Balmoral.
• Strategic focus on production – labour unit efficiency – 12,000 DSE's.
• Double frontage to Glenelg River – pressurised and reticulated stock water supply throughout – supported by dams.
• Agronomic fertility – productive renovated deep rooted latest species perennial pastures with cropping options – 600mm R/F.
• Outstanding subdivision – 55% of all fencing renewed in last 5 yrs – extensive laneway system – 48 paddocks (avge 20 ha).
• Substantial improvements – 5 brm / 2 bthrm period homestead, 2 brm cottage, 4 stand woolshed with undercover large capacity steel sheep yards, machinery & ancillary shedding, 175 ton on farm grain storage or thereabouts.
Wool & prime lamb production-beef cattle breeding & backgrounding-cropping.
Inspection highly recommended.
Information Memorandum available.
Note: Adjoining “Smiths” 1200 acres for sale by EOI close 8/10/21
Expression of Interest: Closing Friday 8th October at 12pm
Nick Adamson 0418 571 589
Andrew Dufty 0419 842 929
*approx area only
"Rocklands" is situated in the heart of the picturesque and renowned red gum country of
Western Victoria, notably with double frontage to the Glenelg River, located midway between the regional centres of Hamilton and Horsham (70km) and 8km from the rural service centre of Balmoral.
The current owners purchased "Rocklands" in 2016 and have extensively developed the
property with a strategic focus on production combined with labour unit efficiency. They
have increased the carrying capacity of their self-replacing multipurpose merino operation to around 12,000 DSE's, supported by cattle trading and some cropping. Note, the multi-purpose merino sheep flock are available for sale, additional to the land at agreed market value.
This increased production and carrying capacity have been underpinned by significant
agronomic improvements including fertility, a renovated and upgraded stock water supply
and extensive re-fencing program on a total farm plan basis.
"Rocklands" double frontage to The Glenelg River provides water security year-round via
stock water pumped and reticulated throughout the property to stock troughs and reservoir
tanks. This stock water system is also supported by dams. "Rocklands" is situated in 600ml /
24'' rainfall country. Improvements to pastures have been a cornerstone of the management
strategy with deep-rooted perennial varieties of phalaris and fescue providing a longer
growing season and increased capacity to carry. "Rocklands" offers outstanding subdivision of 48 paddocks with an average paddock area of 20 ha / 50 ac with more than half the property offering new fencing in the last five years. From a total farm planning perspective, there is an extensive laneway system emanating from woolshed and sheep handling facilities, including the containment area.
"Rocklands" offers substantial improvements ideally suited for the owner-operator or on-farm management purposes. There is a five-bedroom / two bathroom period homestead situated close to the Glenelg River, a renovated two-bedroom cottage ideal for extended family, staff, contractors or farm stay accommodation purposes. First-class sheep handling facilities include a four stand conventional galvanised iron woolshed, supported by modern, all-steel, bugle design, large capacity sheep yards and holding pens. There is ample machinery and ancillary shedding, plus 175 tonnes of on-farm grain storage, or thereabouts, for cropping purposes.
"Rocklands" is now ready-made for the astute purchaser to "hit the ground running" and to
capitalise on the increased productivity, created by the current owners. It is a well regarded,
stand-alone owner-operated property, or alternatively, an efficient labour unit holding for
consolidation purposes with other properties. Currently "Rocklands" offers an efficient wool
sheep and breeding base for their multipurpose merino flock, with the versatility for prime
lambs, high rainfall cropping and beef cattle breeding and backgrounding