BAYLISS Grain and Godde’s Grain and Fertiliser are for sale for the first time, each offering a foothold in the two cropping halves of New South Wales.
Bayliss Grain is located in the north at Borambil near Quirindi on the Liverpool Plains, one of Australia’s premier summer and winter-cropping regions, while Godde’s Grain and Fertiliser is at Culcairn in the south-east Riverina, a highly productive winter-cropping region.
The businesses are offered by separate vendors, with Elders Rural Property executive Adam Chilcott handling the Bayliss listing, and Inglis Rural Property’s Sam Triggs and Richie Inglis handling Godde’s.
Bayliss holds wide appeal
National Road Transport Hall of Famer Len Bayliss has been carting grain since the 1960s, and established Bayliss Trading in the 1980s with his family.
Now 82, Mr Bayliss has in recent years scaled back his involvement in the business which handles and trades crops including wheat, barley, sorghum and pulses grown in the region.
The business is well situated to supply the port of Newcastle, 225 kilometres to the south-east, and a range of human-consumption, stockfeed and trade buyers throughout northern NSW and beyond.
Bayliss Grain has a 6000-tonne bulk storage shed, flat-floor silos and cone-based silos which combined can hold around 24,000t of grain.
It also has a continuous grain dryer, drive-over and fixed augers, elevator towers, weighbridge, sampling stand, workshop, storage sheds, office, diesel tank and concrete wash-pad, all surrounded by 27 hectares of grazing land.
Mr Chilcott said current demand for rural property assets, coupled with a return to excellent seasonal conditions, would generate strong buyer interest in Bayliss Grain, which was expected to fetch in excess of $2.5 million.
“The infrastructure is hard to replicate both from a cost and time perspective,” Mr Chilcott said.
“The facility will likely appeal to grain buyers and traders, processors, freight businesses, large farmers, syndicates of farmers and corporate farmers.
“There is potential for the buyer to extend or develop the facility, specialise in high-value soft commodities, enter the burgeoning plant-based protein-manufacturing industry or provide levels of high customer service using the segregations available.”
Offers for the Bayliss business and assets will be considered until April 23.
Godde’s a going concern
Godde’s Grain and Fertiliser is for sale as a going concern.
Established in the 1960s as an adjunct to the Godde family’s farming business, it is run by an experienced management and operational team which is potentially available to stay on under new ownership.
The Godde’s site has 20,000t of vertical grain storage serviced by five swing-away augers, 15,000t of bunker storage, a weighbridge, manager’s residence, workshop and machinery sheds, office, and a grain-testing stand and room.
The business has applied for approval for an additional 16,000t of vertical storage, and scope exists for the buyer to also purchase the trucking business which includes four B-doubles.
Godde’s sits between Wagga Wagga and Albury just west of the Olympic Way at Culcairn. It is located 44km north of the intermodal Ettamogah Rail Hub.
This makes Godde’s ideally placed to move into container packing, with the 6.2ha site offering ample room for further development.
The business is for sale by expressions of interest closing April 15.
The listings of Bayliss Grain and Godde’s Grain and Fertiliser come hot on the heels of Preston Grain at Temora, which listed late last year with Elders Rural Property and has received strong interest.
Sources: Elders Rural Property, Inglis Rural Property