GROWING CANE, HAY & BEANS ON RITA ISLAND
This 81ha (200 acres) Rita Island property has 70ha (172 acres) of cultivation and currently growing Sugar Cane, Hay, and now Beans under flood irrigation. Water supply comes from two 6 electric centrifugal pumps on bores and a 6 open water electric pump on a large lagoon on the property supplied from the Lower Burdekin Water board pumps in the Burdekin River. The farm has a 400 megalitre open water entitlement which is charged at $19.01 per megalitre above the area rate of $132.63 per ha for the cultivated area. If Sugar cane is grown Wilmar Sugar subsidies this rate by $43.77 per ha. There is also a smaller 3 diesel driven centrifugal pump and an electric jet pump to supply domestic supply and garden needs. There is also a 24,000 litre poly tank for collecting rainwater,
The comfortable four bedroom lowset concrete block home sits in a shady garden environment. It has been renovated not long ago and includes modern kitchen, separate dining area, office and single carport. Lots of extra car space is available in the large steel framed 60' x 40' machinery shed fitted with 3 phase power, lighting and concrete floor. A few other smaller sheds complement the shed storage space.
Soils are mainly sandy loam suitable for horticulture, cane, grain etc and all paddocks have been laser levelled. Underground Poly and Concrete pipes deliver irrigation to outlets at all farm paddocks.The farm is capable of growing up to 6,000 tonnes of cane if required.
There is a range of Machinery which can be negotiated according to demand. A Primary State School is 12 km towards town at Jarvisfield and High Schools are in Ayr about 18 km away. The area is serviced by Burdekin Shire council with weekly Garbage Service, good Bitumen roads and a thriving community with excellent shopping and entertainment facilities.
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4 garage spaces
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