CROPPING would be the obvious choice as an enterprise for “Red Hill”, but the Boree Creek property also has potential as a versatile sheep operation.
While current owners – the Richens family – have focused on dryland cropping throughout their ownership, “Red Hill” lies in a productive sheep district and infrastructure already established on the property would allow for an easy transition for new owners as a joint sheep/cropping enterprise.
With the Richens family winding up 16 years of farming on “Red Hill” for retirement purposes, the property, if not sold prior, is set to be auctioned by Tim Corcoran, Delta Agribusiness Hamilton Luff Burton and Company, Wagga Wagga, on March 6.
Price expectations at auction are between $1100/ac and $1200/ac.
“Red Hill”, covering 485 hectares (1198ac), is situated at Boree Creek, 50km south of Narrandera and 85km west of Wagga Wagga.
The country has productive undulating red loam soil which is 98 per cent arable, and the property is well-sheltered by cypress pine, grey box and kurrajong timber.
Improved pastures include lucerne and clover, with the balance consisting of rye and native pastures.
Crops planted on “Red Hill” last year consisted of 135 ha (334ac) of canola, 160ha (395ac) of wheat and 155ha (383ac) of barley.
The current owners have, in the past, planted the odd crop of mungbeans.
“Red Hill” also has a good lime and fertiliser history, with the owners applying an average of 90 kilograms per hectare for wheat and canola crops.
The property is subdivided into 11 main paddocks with some smaller holding paddocks, and fencing is in excellent condition.
The Birrego Water Scheme provides an abundance of water to the homestead and 11 troughs.
The property also features six dams to capture rainfall of 450 millimetres a year.
The “Red Hill” homestead is situated in beautiful garden surrounds at the end of an avenue of peppercorn trees.
This four-bedroom homestead – the main with ensuite – consists of an open-plan living and dining area, a formal lounge, study, kitchen (renovated in 1996), bathroom and laundry.
Additional features on the “Red Hill” homestead include a wide verandah, barbecue area, ducted evaporative air-conditioning and gas heating.
Structural improvements on the property include a steel machinery shed (covering 450 square metres), workshop (93 sq/m), a two-stand woolshed, steel sheep yards and sundry shedding.
Selling agent Tim Corcoran said “Red Hill” was an outstanding property offering productivity and diversity.
He said it was also an opportunity to secure a versatile property within proximity to Wagga Wagga.
Contact Tim Corcoran, 0407 893 935.