The Nyngan district freehold mixed farming property, "Banoon", features a long list of improvements that make it a highly desirable acquisition.
Covering 1811 hectares, "Banoon" contains 1440ha of red soil cultivation country of which 1040ha have been spray fallowed for the 2018 cropping season. It also has 320ha of lightly timbered country suitable for sheep and cattle grazing.
"Banoon" is 45km west of Nyngan off the Barrier Highway and is well serviced by grain handling facilities at Nyngan owned by AWB and Graincorp and by KPC at Hermidale. The vendors, Jerry and Nichole Jenkins, have spared no expense in providing top improvements.
The property is watered by 12 ground tanks plus two Heritage tanks holding 275,000 litres of rain water. It has been subdivided into 10 main paddocks, two holding paddocks, with fencing comprising mainly hingejoint and netting, including five kilometres of new hingejoint.
Cropping programs have included wheat, oats, field peas, barley and chick peas, and from 200 to 400 large square bales of hay are grown annually. The Jenkins have been running 70 cows and 300 ewes, aiming for the vealer and sucker market.
They have also generated returns from seasonal agistment of cattle which graze on oats crops and natural pastures.
The property has Red River cattle yards capable of handling 350 head, and Red River sheep yards with draft and drenching races able to handling 600 head.
Other features include a transportable building with a kitchen, shower and toilet and three beds. There are also a workshop and skillion, a small hayshed, and a larger 31.5 by 18 metre hayshed enclosed on two sides.
The owners report strong returns from both their main enterprises. They are selling to allow them to concentrate on a business they run in Nyngan, and to have more time for their young family. “Banoon” will be auctioned by Landmark Harcourts at the Nyngan RSL Club at 11 am on Wednesday, January 17. The vendors have undertaken to maintain until the auction the fallow area for 2018 cropping.