The vendors of this 166 acre mixed farming operation have certainly taken the diversification advantage message seriously.
Originally only concentrating on sugar cane the vendors will harvest their last sugar cane crop this year and concentrate on the more profitable turf and horticulture crops that thrive on the light loam soils that are a feature of this property. The farm now boasts turf, vegetable crops including pumpkins, melons, chillies, squash etc and fruit from an established mango orchard growing on the farm. The operation also includes a nursery producing seedlings for the continuing planting cycles throughout the year.
The turf operation of approximately 25 acres is now being expanded to cater for the increased demand for the buffalo turf.It is fully automated with permanent sprinkler irrigation setup and machinery to handle from planting, harvesting, loading and delivery. It supplies the ever expanding North Qld market maintaining all year cash flow and viability.
Farm irrigation is supplied by bores in the underground aquifer of excellent quality clean water with supplement of 8 megalitre per ha entitlement from the North Burdekin Water Board allocation from the Burdekin and delivered to the farm for pumping. There is a large quantity of underground pipe with various gated outlets around the farm to supply flood irrigation to paddocks .
The sandy loam soils are excellent for producing quality vegetable produce and a visit to the farm most times during the year will always see the packing shed operation busily preparing quality produce for the Brisbane and Sydney markets.
There is also the mango crop which can either be harvested for fresh fruit or for juicing by various processors.
The farm comes complete with a huge range of tractors and equipment required to operate the farm (machinery list available), all sheds, pumps, (pump list available) as well as a comfortable 3 bedroom Queenslander with cathedral ceiling, freshly painted, polished floors, large kitchen, shady verandah and is positioned high on a ridge on the farm.
The farm is only 15 minutes from the tidy township of Ayr and 1 hour from Townsville with James Cook University and is also the capital of North Qld. The Burdekin Shire has a population of approximately 20,000 people and offers a relaxed lifestyle, an abundance of fishing spots, good amenities and schools with people that have a great community spirit.
You too would love to be part of this lifestyle so call today for more information or an inspection.