Owners are moving Interstate and need to sell. This well set up farm is 18km South East of Ayr and is 80.9ha (200 acres) of which 67.9ha (168 acres) are cultivated. The home has been recently fully renovated with the shed, pumps and pipes also in good condition. It is ideally situated for horticulture or small crops being away from other nearby farms. The property is on one freehold title and the Burdekin Shire rates are $6283.00/year. Email Jack Slaney of Slaney Property on email@example.com for more information.
Services: services include bitumen road frontage, 3-phase power and weekly garbage collection. There is a Primary school at Jarvisfield 12km toward Ayr and secondary schools in Ayr. Ayr is a vibrant country town and has a population in excess of 8,500 with several large supermarkets and a large variety of specialty shops and service businesses and over 20,000 people in the Burdekin Shire. Ring Jack on 0747837522 to find out more.
Soil: Most of the cultivated area has been laser leveled and is all flood irrigated with the remainder either headlands or an area of lagoon which the North Burdekin Water Board maintain and use for a water storage facility. The soils are generally well drained, sandy loams suited to a variety of crops including sugar cane, sorghum, corn, various nut crops and small crops.
Water: There are 2 bores and a fresh water pump that draw from the lagoon. This lagoon is monitored and replenished by the North Burdekin Water Board. The open water pump in the lagoon is a 150mm x 150mm 3-phase electric pump. One bore is 150mm x 150mm 3-phase and draws from 3 spears while the other bore is equipped with a 150mm electric pump. There is also a 100mm diesel pump supplying water to1 acre. All the water is delivered via 250mm plastic lay flat fluming and takes approximately 10 days to water the farm completely. The fresh water pumps have an allocation of 400ML and are charged at $18.57/ML with more available with an excess charge. There are no charges for the bores.
Improvements: A 4 bedroom plus office, low set block home including single carport has been recently fully renovated. Renovations include a stylish new kitchen and large electric stove, extra large bathroom, built in timber TV cabinet in the spacious lounge and painting throughout. Three of the bedrooms have carpet, ceiling fans and BIR's. The home is surrounded by a low maintenance garden and large trees. An Onga jet pump supplies bore water to the majority of the house and garden with rainwater going to the kitchen and bathroom sink.
There is a 15m x 18m x 5m high steel machinery shed with 3-phase power, quartz halogen lights, concrete floor and a 24,000 litre poly rainwater tank. Another smaller machinery shed is nearby.
Crop and Machinery: The farm normally cuts between 5000t and 6000t of cane although the sandy loam soil is ideal for a variety of crops including horticulture and nut crops.
Machinery includes: 550 Fiat high clearance tractor, Datsun ute, dbl row HBM fert box, 4 row maxi cultivator, Nuttalls trash incorporator, Nuttalls stubble shaver, 1t bag lifter, fluming roller, mark out bar, 3 row and single row strawberry harrows, dbl row ripper, 7 tyne grubber with 9ft roller, 5 tyne Baggots grubber, 7ft Bonel offset slasher, dbl row Nuttalls hillup boards, dbl row Baggots hillup boards, trash rake, 90in Krone rotary hoe, 5 disc Hodge reversible plough, 2x Hodge drop planters, Ford tip truck with water tank and spray bar, 28 plate Napier discs, landplane, 9ft drag roller, 12ft gooseneck roller, backblade, sgl row McLeod cutaway with fert box, 4 row 600l Hardi sprayer, fluming sprayer, cane push bar, fluming wheels.