Diverse holdings from EP to CQ in latest listings

Linda Rowley, August 28, 2023

Swanton and Menedebri are located between Tamworth and Gunnedah and are suited to cattle, sheep and cropping. Photo: Koranui and Agripath

THIS week’s property listings include include Swanton and Menedebri on the Peel River in NSW, Glendarriwell in CQ, and Kanglea at Darke Peak, SA.

Swanton and Menedebri, NSW

Descendants of the Vickery family are ending more than 130 years of ownership of Swanton and Menedebri on the Peel River in northern New South Wales.

The 1071ha Swanton and 759ha Menedebri are non-contiguous but are located close to Somerton, 37km from Tamworth and 41km from Gunnedah.

Some of the 1830ha of mixed farming country has been owned by the Vickery family since the 1890s.

The properties are being offered by the Morgan and Benn families and include 849ML of water licences.

Swanton and Menedebri boast 7.3km of Peel River frontage and are used primarily for sheep, cattle, grain and fodder production.

The vendors have been running a self-replacing breeding enterprise with a carrying capacity of 1370 mixed cattle or 1665 adult equivalents, or 16,650 dry sheep equivalents.

Around 87 percent of the property is arable with deep alluvial soils adjacent to the Peel River, as well as red and grey loams.

Situated in a 615mm average annual rainfall area, water on Swanton and Menedebri is supplied by equipped bores connected to tanks and reticulated to troughs in all paddocks.

The properties are well fenced, with 6km of new fencing installed in the past five years.

Swanton and Menedebri are being offered as a single aggregation or as separate parcels via an expression-of-interest process closing on October 10.

The sale is being handled by David Goodfellow from Koranui and Simon Fritsch from Agripath.

Glendarriwell, Qld

The Prewett family’s versatile mixed grazing and cropping operation in Queensland’s Central Highlands has returned to the market and is being offered for sale by a formal tender process.

The 3893ha Glendarriwell is situated near Anakie Siding and 42km south-west of Emerald.

There are 1922ha of dryland cultivation comprising open black downs soil, mountain coolabah woodland and cleared brigalow scrub and 1971ha set aside for grazing.

The bulk of production is sourced from the significant area of cash cropping, underpinned by a sizeable cattle breeding operation on the grass country and crop stubbles.

Run as a cattle enterprise, forage crops could be planted for growing out weaner cattle to feedlot entry weights or taken through to finished slaughter levels.

Glendarriwell is watered by five equipped bores and a dam supplying eight tanks and seven troughs.

The infrastructure includes two homes, numerous sheds, steel cattle yards and four silos with a 3400-tonne capacity.

The formal tender is being handled by Greg Roberts from Frank Knight Agribusiness and closes on September 27.

Vertical storage is a feature of CQ property Glendarriwell. Photo: Frank Knight Agribusiness

Kanglea, SA

More than $3 million is anticipated for Doug Burton’s continuous cropping country on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.

Situated 11km west of Darke Peak, the 1231ha Kanglea comprises two holdings: 442ha on Rangeview Road, and 295ha on Wickstein Road.

The properties are centrally located 60km south-east of Cleve, 65km north-east of Kimba and 55km south-west of Lock.

The Rangeview Road properties, which neighbour the Hambidge Wilderness Protection Area, feature mainly open plans with sandy loam soils.

The Wickstein Road property has multiple non-arable sections of sandbanks covered in native vegetation.

Around 676ha is arable and growing wheat and barley.

More than half of Kanglea is arable and growing wheat and barley. Photo: Elders

Kanglea is situated in a 350mm annual average rainfall region and is watered by three dams and multiple tanks, with troughs or dams in most paddocks.

Elders agent Nick Schumann said the property is attracting good local enquiry and would suit entry level players or producers seeking to expand existing farming portfolios.

Kanglea is being offered as a whole or separately via expressions of interest closing September 8.


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