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Coogee Station, Warrabah, Lowestoft list in NSW

Linda Rowley, February 23, 2024

Lowestoft features valuable soil types suited to summer and winter cropping. Photo: Ian Morgan Livestock

AMONG the New South Wales listings on the market are Lowestoft and Woodlands near Tamworth, the Riverina’s Coogee Station and Quambone’s Warrabah.

Lowestoft and Woodlands

Gowrie’s Wilson family has listed almost 2000ha of blue-ribbon grazing and farming country in northern New South Wales, some of which has been held since 1930.

The 1260ha Lowestoft Aggregation and 612ha Woodlands are located about 10km apart, halfway between Nundle and Tamworth.

Ian Morgan Livestock agent Ben Goodman has been appointed to sell the two properties separately via an expressions-of-interest process closing March 18.

“While the two properties complement each other, the family is selling them individually,” Mr Goodman said.

“There has been good inquiry from New South Wales and Queensland producers seeking a sound mixed-farming operation.”

Lowestoft Aggregation

The 1260ha, situated 19km from Wallabadah, comprise four properties – 401ha Lowestoft, 277ha Darra, 185ha Middle Goonoo Goonoo and 396ha Sugarloaf – aggregated over a 50-year period.

As a whole, the holding runs 370 cows and calves, 1000 composite ewes and fattens between 1600 and 1700 prime lambs annually.

It also grows cereal crops for fodder, as well as wheat, barley and sorghum on around 164ha which could be expanded by a further 356ha.

 

Before the cropping area was increased, the Lowestoft Aggregation ran 600 cows and calves and 500 Merino ewes on country that is a mix of valley floors and creeks with soft undulating rolling hills to timbered hills.

Mr Goodman said Lowestoft offered some of Tamworth’s finest grazing country.

“The aggregation consistently produces high quality livestock which are sold to feedlots, abattoirs and saleyards.”

Situated in a 711mm annual rainfall district, Lowestoft is watered by five equipped bores.

The four holdings have their own water supply but are also connected to each other for back-up water.

There are 30 dams plus creeks with permanent and non-permanent waterholes.

Infrastructure includes three homes, five sheds, two cattle yards, sheep yards, a two-stand shearing shed and silos.

Woodlands

The 612ha Woodlands is located 8km from Currabubula, 11km from Duri and 28km from Tamworth.

It was purchased by the Wilson family in 2014 for additional cropping and grazing opportunities and is currently being used as a fattening depot for trade cattle or the family’s breeder cattle.

Woodlands is growing 282ha of barley, wheat and sorghum with a further 81ha considered arable.

Mr Goodman said there is an absolutely outstanding stand of sorghum with a high yield potential.

Woodlands is watered by three bores and six dams.

Improvements include cattle yards, numerous sheds, six silos (two are new) with 426 tonnes of capacity.

Coogee Station

Expressions of interest are closing for Balranald’s Coogee Station in the southern Riverina.

The 3058ha property is being sold to finalise the estate of the late Leonard Dalton after 35 years of ownership and expected to make more than $5 million.

Around 1618ha are arable and grow canola, wheat and barley.

 

After receiving 180mm of rain since Christmas, the mostly red loam soils have plenty of sub-soil moisture and are now ready for planting.

Nutrien Harcourts BR&C agent Joe O’Reilly said interest is mainly coming from locals seeking expansion or from producers looking to relocate.

The property is watered by an 8ML water licence with a pipeline connected to the Murrumbidgee River supplying tanks and troughs in most paddocks.

Infrastructure includes a four-bedroom home, numerous sheds and a four-stand shearing shed.

Expressions of interest for Coogee Station closes on March 8.

Warrabah

The Heriot family is seeking offers of more than $8 million for a mixed grazing and farming enterprise in New South Wales’ central west.

The 3214ha Warrabah is located 21km east of Quambone and 50km west of Coonamble.

After failing to sell at auction in October last year, the property received 330mm of rain just before Christmas and a further 140mm in January.

Warrabah sits between Coonamble and Quambone, and offers farming opportunities alongside grazing. Photo: Ray White Rural

Ray White Rural Scone agent Hamish Firth said this has resulted in a mountain of feed, mostly buffel.

“Warrabah is presenting very well and is attracting good inquiry from producers seeking an asset with mixed farming capabilities.”

Mr Firth said there is an additional opportunity for farming.

“Last year 890ha were growing oats and that area is ready for planting, but the farming capacity could be increased by a further 1214ha.”

While the vendor estimates the property can run 800 cows and calves, the operation currently runs 1600 cattle and in 2022 ran 2000 cattle on buffel and Mitchell grass and native pastures.

Around 2.6km of exclusion fencing has been installed on the northern boundary, with an additional 5km of exclusion fencing material purchased for the next stage.

Supported by more than 430mm of rainfall a year, Warrabah is watered by two bores and nine dams with Negara Creek frontage.

Infrastructure includes a five-bedroom home, two three-bedroom cottages, two sheds, a four-stand shearing shed, steel cattle yards and three silos with a total capacity of 160t.

 

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