Property Description

Located in the renowned & tightly held Walcha district this picturesque & park-like property is one of the best, it has been fully renovated from end to end & is now one of the New England’s most productive properties.

  • Situation: Located in a tightly held dress circle area surrounded by well known properties. 18km north of Walcha, 50km south of Armidale, only 20 minutes off the New England highway & just over an hour to Tamworth.
  • Country: Extremely soft & easily managed level to slightly sloping and undulating country that is approximately 90% arable. This property is highly suited to direct drilling of high performance pastures & does not have a bad acre on it. Overall the property is excellent quality for a holding of this size.
  • Water: 80 large dams (mostly new) & 6 equipped bores make the water extremely safe & low maintenance. The larger paddocks have up to 6 dams so that stock are never far from good fresh water. A bore equipped with an electric submersible pump feeds a header tank which services the stock yards, horse yards, weaning & holding yards plus sheds and garden water etc. There are also numerous other troughs throughout the property.
  • Carrying Capacity: Approximately 1500 cows & calves selling calves as weaners or 1200 cows & calves plus taking progeny through to 450 – 600kg range. The property is currently running 1200 cows & calves plus growing out the progeny to the above weights plus 40 bulls & 20 horses.
  • Fencing: Extremely well fenced with over 50 Kilometres of new all steel fencing with the balance being in very good condition. Has 40 main paddocks an extensive laneway system plus 8 weaning/holding paddocks. New fencing has been constructed from quality Waratah material with heavy duty handmade 16ft gates.
  • Homestead: Very comfortable 4 bedroom 2 bathroom brick home set in established trees with high ceilings, air-conditioning and recent renovations throughout, 3 bedroom plus office weatherboard home that has been recently renovated plus a 2 bedroom workers cottage.
  • Improvements: Large new all steel RPM 700 head capacity cattle yards with fully covered working area that includes nu-matic crush, weigh box with scales & 5 way draft, calf race & marking cradle plus 8 holding/weaning yards. Second set of new 300 head RPM cattle yards with crush, calf cradle & loading ramp, new large 100 x 40 hay shed, large lockable workshop with cement floor, power & water, steel frame machinery shed, 8 stand raised board electric equipped woolshed with yards, 8 room shearers quarters, 4 stables & 4 large day yards. Overall the property has excellent improvements.
  • Soils: Highly productive basalt, loam & trap soils that have been fertilized & pastured & are producing fattening quality feed. Overall the soil is very good quality.
  • Timber: With only shade & shelter remaining the property has a feel of being sheltered, private & park-like. Remaining timbers consist of mainly apple box, yellow box, gums & stringy bark.
  • RegionalServices: Mail 3 times per week, school bus, primary & secondary schools at Walcha, Uralla & Armidale, boarding schools at Tamworth & Armidale. The property is located close to a number of good rural towns plus the major centres of Tamworth & Armidale which have all necessary services including airport, saleyards, abattoirs, education, healthcare, industrial & major shopping centres.