• Versatile & productive dairy farm milking 170 cows, easily adaptable for beef cattle, prime lambs & high rainfall organic cropping purposes.
• Well-balanced, gently undulating, responsive soil types with a northerly aspect running onto 50 acres of evergreen black loam flats.
• North facing & elevated 4 brm W/B family home with dual living areas & large outdoor
functional entertaining area, set in an established garden.
• 20 A/S H/B dairy & large (135m2) multipurpose openfronted shed plus utility shedding.
A wonderful opportunity to secure a unique, versatile & productive rural holding in a sought after location.
Expression of Interest: Closing 4/11/21 at 5pm
Nick Adamson 0418 571 589
Leeson White 0448 226 579
Full Listing Details Below:
245 Acres / 99.45 Hectares or thereabouts
Comprising of 7 allotments
124 Jaffrays Road, Wallacedale Vic. 9km to the village of Branxholme, 34km to Hamilton, 55km to Portland and 28km to Heywood. Branxholme is well serviced by a kindergarten and primary school, the Junction Hotel and Stalkers Bend General Store, which also includes the post office and newsagency and V/Line bus stop.
Hamilton and Portland are key regional and rural hubs of approx. 10,000 people each providing primary and secondary school services, health and sporting facilities, broad range of retail and business services, hospitality and strong commercial and industrial sectors.
Portland, Victoria's earliest settlement is known for its deep sea port, grain and livestock exports and fertilizer imports.
Warrnambool is a further 96km and offers livestock marketing facilities, export abattoir and milk factories.
Postal services to the front gate.
The school bust picks up at the corner of Nixons Road and Post Office Road, Wallacedale, delivering to Branxholme Primary and Hamilton Secondary Schools.
Elevated and north facing three bedroom weatherboard home with corrugated iron roof with delightful garden and rural aspects. Open plan living area with original open fire place with kitchen & spacious dining area complete with wood heater and reverse cycle a/c. Kitchen is equipped with WIP, gas cooktop and electric stove. There is a large and functional outdoor living area adjoining the kitchen for outdoor entertaining. There is a family bathroom with shower and toilet. Adjacent to the outdoor living area is an outdoor raised pool for fun during summer.
Domestic water: 2 * concrete and 1 * poly water tanks holding up to 49,000 litres (approx. only).
The home is set back conveniently in an elevated position with a northerly aspect just off Jaffrays Road, an easy care lawn area surrounded by a well-established, low maintenance garden.
Farming improvements include a 20 aside Herringbone dairy, steel construction and corrugated galvanized iron roofing (120m²). The functional dairy traditionally milks around 170 –dairy cows and features milk vat with 5,000 litre capacity and two well sized effluent pond close by. The cow yard comfortably holds up to 200 head and is equipped with cattle race and crush. There is an automatic feed system in the dairy. 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.
The farm is Organic Certified and supplies fresh milk to Frestine Dairy Australia. Frestine supplies and distributes a wide range of high quality dairy products for domestic and international markets.
Other farming improvements include a large (135m²) multipurpose open fronted galvanised iron machinery / hay / calf shed with earthen floor and power connected.
Water security is a feature with two sources of stock water on the property. Water is available across the whole farm.
Bore #1: approx. 30-metres with submersible pump (currently not functioning)
Bore #2: Artesian water at approx. 155-metres.
This provides a strong source of water to all paddocks.
Wash down water: 5mg is available.
Well fenced and subdivided into 32 main paddocks with maintained all weather laneways from the dairy. Access is a feature from both Jaffrays Road and Lyons lane for ease of 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.
Annual average rainfall of around 26 – 27'' / 672ml.
Well-balanced, gently undulating, responsive soil types with a northerly aspect running onto 50 acres of evergreen black loam flats.
Phalaris topped up with annual and perennial ryegrass direct drilled over 70% of the farm. 12 hectares drilled with a 50%/50% mix of annual perennial ryegrass and phalaris.
BokashiFert - is a natural fertiliser containing high levels of NPK, calcium and trace elements in a carbon rich and neutral pH form. The base ingredient is chicken manure, which is combined with carbon ingredients and processed to a high standard with the aid of microbes and mechanical turning. The process that is used to make BokashiFert enables it to be available for plant uptake. 400t is spread annually across the whole farm.
SAMPI – is organic fertilizer, soil biology feed and revitalizer produced from fresh tuna. This has been applied by spraying on pastures at a rate of 15-litres/hectare post grazing. Each paddock has been sprayed 3-times per annum over the June to November period (depending on the season).
Rising to 69m above sea level, the farm has northerly aspect and is slightly undulating. It drains principally to the north. Note, there are two drainage easements on the property which allow for free flowing runoff.
Traditionally has milked 165 – 175 crossbred dairy cows, plus replacements and fodder production. Has milked up to 200 cows under a conventional management regime. Milk production available upon request but last year, based on 106 cows, 53,000 kg and 680,000 litres of milk.
This is a wonderful opportunity to secure a unique, versatile and productive rural holding in a sought after farming location within easy commuting distances of Hamilton, Portland and Heywood. The Condah/Branxholme district is noted for its agricultural diversity and versatility and this property is no exception. Whilst being offered as an operating dairy platform, it would be easily adapted for beef breeding and fattening and prime lambs. Note that it is organically certified which adds another dimension to milk, red meat and horticultural producers.
Expressions of Interest Closing Thursday, 4th November 2021 at 5pm
Nick Adamson 0418 571 589
Leeson White 0448 226 579
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