ELGON Pastures represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an outstanding mixed farming property within a reliable, productive area.
This property has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 50 years.
This highly productive enterprise consists of about 633 hectares, 40 kilometres west of Mt Barker and within one hour of Albany and Denmark.
The property is also close to the Mt Barker Regional Saleyards, Fletchers International Abattoir, WAMMCO and the Katanning Saleyards.
A highly sought-after location with a safe reliable rainfall, the property has 18 dams, including six large key dams.
Two major dams provide water to livestock troughs, sheds and the homestead.
Most of the 14 paddocks have one or two dams in them.
The property has four large water tanks that are filled with rainwater from the sheds.
The homestead is a large, four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence with a games room, open lounge and kitchen area, dining room, outdoor patio and a double garage.
The house is neat and well presented.
Elgon Pastures is utilised for grazing sheep, cattle and growing oats for grain/hay/silage production.
A central laneway runs to the mostly new galvanised cattle yards, undercover sheep yards and a four-stand shearing shed.
The sheep yards also include a bugle design, concrete floor, power and adjustable sheep race.
Paddocks are sown to ryegrass and clover varieties with an on-going re-seeding program.
There are two silos and three sheds, including a large machinery shed/workshop with power and shelving.
Eucalyptus trees have been planted for windbreaks and stock shelter and there are small stands of bluegum plantations which have been harvested and coppiced.
The soil types are excellent, consisting of mostly loam to gravelly loam and lighter soils in the gullies.
The original vegetation was mainly jarrah and redgum.
This property is outstanding in every way, with good fencing, a range of topography, excellent soil types, abundant water supply, well-maintained infrastructure, quality livestock and pasture management systems established.
- Price: Auction, Friday, August 9, 2019, at 1pm at 96 Lockyer Avenue, Albany, unless sold prior
- Location: Mt Barker
- Area: 633ha
- Agent: Ray White Rural Albany
- Contact: John Hetherington 0429 311 140