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PRODUCING QUALITY PRODUCE FOR AUSTRALIA & EXPORT
- Land: 68 ha (168 acres)
The vendors of this 168 acre mixed farming operation have certainly taken the diversification advantage message seriously.
Originally only concentrating on sugar cane the last sugar cane area which has been leased to a neighbour will not be renewed and is being converted to Horticulture in August this year. They will concentrate on the more profitable crops that thrive on the light loam soils that are a feature of this property. The farm now boasts 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 which has been a branch of the farm activity will also be prepared for vegetable production in August making the farm totally concentrated on production of Quality Produce. The farm has current Freshcare Certification and has recently expanded into the New Zealand Export market. The Certification is with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Farm irrigation is supplied by bores in the underground aquifer of excellent quality clean water with supplement of 8 megalitre per ha entitlement from a Lower Burdekin Water allocation from the Burdekin and delivered to the farm for pumping. There is a large quantity of underground pipe with multiple outlets on the farm suitable for flood or trickle to crops.
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 Queensland. 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.
68 ha / 168 acres
2 garage spaces
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