This 213.76ha (528.2 acres) property is on 2 freehold titles with 163.45ha (403.88 acres) cultivated. The property has been held in the family for 2 generations or about 70 years and is for sale walk in walk out with machinery, house and the sugar cane crop of approximately 18,000t (depending when purchased). It has excellent infrastructure, production figures and unlimited water supply right across the property through 11 pumps and channel water allocation.
Location and Services: The property has 3-phase power, weekly garbage collection and bitumen road frontage. It is just 14km South of Home Hill along the Bruce Highway and 80km to Bowen further South. Home Hill has about 3000 people with supermarkets, Primary and Secondary schools, hospital, aged care facility, TAFE and many other services. Ayr is another 13km further North and has over 8000 people and many more shops and services and Townsville is 120km to the North with nearly 180,000 people and a booming economy.
Irrigation: Total channel allocation is 592.8ML from the South Burdekin Water Board channel running through the farm and via a 15hp 6inx6in Southern Cross open water pump, pumping approx 70ga/hr.
The 9 underground pumps include two 3inx4in 10 hp Kelly and Lewis pumps pumping approx 30,000 ga/hr; three 4inx5in 10 hp Southern Cross pumps pumping approx 40,000 ga/hr; two 4inx5in 7 hp Southern Cross pumps pumping approx 40,000 ga/hr; one 6x6 15 hp Kelly and Lewis pump pumping approx 50,000 ga/hr; one 5inx6in 15 hp Southern Cross pump pumping approx 50,000 ga/hr.
All the bores are on 3-phase power and have no restrictions on the volume pumped. The underground pipelines are made up of 15in concrete pipes with hydrants and cylinder risers throughout.
The property has a recycle pit which can be filled both by the open water pump and run off from the farm. It also has a 6inx6in diesel Deutze motor with a china pump pumping approx 60,000ga/hr.
Improvements: There is a home included and another 3 bedroom brick home available on an additional 4.25ha if required. The house include a large 3 bedroom high set timber home that is built in underneath, is fully air-conditioned with the bathroom and kitchen in good condition.
The additional house is a 4 bedroom brick home partly air-conditioned, two car garage on 4.25ha with excellent water views and gardens. The home has in-ground sprinklers supplied via a 40mm open water pump. A 12m in-ground swimming pool and BBQ area complements the magnificent surroundings. The asking price for this property is $500,000.
There are two steel machinery sheds - one 9m x 9m x 5m high and the other is 28m x 8m x 4m high workshop and machinery shed.
Soil: The soils vary from loams and sandy loams on the Southern side of the Bruce Highway to 70% heavy clays with the balance heavy loam on the Northern side of the highway. This variation would allow a range of crops to be grown apart from sugar cane. All the cultivated areas are laser levelled and flood irrigated.
Crop and Machinery: The farm consistently cuts from 15,000t to 18,000t with the crop included in the sale. Full production records and forward pricing details will be provided on request.
Machinery included is - 9330 articulated Case tractor, 240hp 4x4 with a/c; 2650 John Deere 80hp 4x4 tractor; 4230 John Deere 120hp tractor; 1466 International tricycle tractor,160hp with a/c; 786 International 100hp tractor; 1200 David Brown 60hp tractor; David Brown 50hp cane loader; Yamaha 350 4 wheeler motor bike; Mitsubishi 8t truck and water tank.
Implements included are - 850l 7 row Hardi spray tank; 800l 6 row Silvan spray tank with Irving boom; PTO driven 5" Harland pump; Case 770 disc harrows 48 plate; 20 plate 3 point linkage disc harrows; 2 row trash incorporator with 1.25t fertiliser box; 3 row 2t fertiliser box; 3 row side splitter; 4m rotary hoe with crumble roller; 90in Gallagher rotary hoe; Howard square board plough 4 boards; 2 x 3 row hill up boards; 2 row hill up boards; 11 tyne maxi built ripper with crumble roller; 7 tyne C-tyne grubber; 2 row trash rake; hydraulic fluming roll up machine; 1t bag lifter; 6ft Howard slasher; 3 row Mcleod cutaway; 3 row strawberry harrows; 3 row multi weeder; 3 row maxi cultivator with 5 tynes and crumble rollers; 2 row 1in spring tyne scarifiers; 7ft back blade; 10ft land plane; 2 x 10ft rollers.
Tools included are - Mig welder; stick welder; oxy set; angle grinder; air compressor; bench drill; bench grinder; assorted tools.