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Heinrichs sells, diverse farms list in WA

Linda Rowley, February 16, 2024

The Duckworth family has listed Argent’s block, part of its Kuender Farm operation. Photo: Elders

A DIVERSE range of cropping and mixed-farming properties held by families and a fund are on the market in Western Australia, where the Heinrich family has recently sold its Baandee country.

Heinrichs

Close to 4000ha of Wheatbelt cropping country has been split up and sold to three separate buyers for around $7 million.

The 3923ha Henrichs, owned by retiring third-generation farmers Kevin and Debbie Heinrich, is situated near Baandee, halfway between Merredin and Kellerberrin.

Around 2854ha is arable and growing wheat, barley and lupins in rotation.

Until recently, the Heinrichs also ran sheep.

Heinrichs has sold in three blocks to separate buyers. Photo: Nutrien Harcourts

The aggregation comprises three contiguous parcels of land split by the Great Eastern Highway.

A neighbour purchased the 1310ha Kays – 792ha arable. Valley floor, open red salmon and loam clays rising to mallee loams. Balance river flats. Two-bedroom transportable home, workshop and machinery shed, 180t granular fertiliser, 50t liquid fertiliser storage, more than 200t of grain silo storage. Scheme water connected.

Another neighbour secured the 1464ha Garbins – 1209ha arable. Open salmon gum country with productive, undulating mallee and York gum loams. Four-bedroom transportable home, four-stand shearing shed, scheme water connected, two dams and two soaks.

An investor will lease the 1149ha Heinrichs which has open, clean, country.

Located on the south side of Great Eastern Highway, it is connected by scheme water supported by dams.

The sale of Heinrichs was handled by Nutrien Harcourts agent Terry Norrish.

AFIM lists four holdings

Carbon players and local farmers are expected to vie for almost 7000ha of farming country listed for sale by Geraldton-based Australian Farm Investment Management.

A majority-owned subsidiary of Planfarm, AFIM manages Wheatbelt country growing wheat, barley, and canola, and running sheep, which is leased to proven farmers.

LAWD agent William Morris said the four properties have been listed for sale via offers to purchase.

Terara

Terara is a mixed farm in the Mid West region suited to dryland cropping and livestock grazing.

The 2460ha holding is located near Ogilvie, 35km from Northampton and 80km from Geraldton.

Currently operated as a dryland-cropping enterprise, around 2312ha is arable, with the undulating red sandy loam and deep yellow sands growing wheat, barley, canola and lupins.

Terara covers 2460ha in the Ogilvie district north of Northampton . Photo: LAWD

Complementary livestock, predominantly sheep, are run on the balance of country.

Situated in a 340mm average annual rainfall region, Terara is securely watered by five equipped bores supplying multiple holding tanks for spray and livestock purposes.

Improvements include a homestead, multiple sheds, a four-stand shearing shed, steel sheep yards, and numerous grain silos.

Carramar East

Carramar East is located near CBH sites including Three Springs and Coorow. Photo: LAWD

The 1538ha Carramar East is a dryland cropping opportunity, 22km from Three Springs and 28km from Morawa and Perenjori, also in the state’s mid-west.

Around 1390ha are arable and growing wheat, barley and lupins on red sandy and some gravely loams.

Water is sourced from three dams and two equipped bores, supported by 313mm of average annual rainfall.

Tenindewa

Tenindewa is a dryland cropping opportunity situated 16km from Mullewa and 80km from Geraldton.

Of the 2071ha, 1860ha is considered arable, and has been growing wheat, canola and lupins on areas of red and yellow sand over gravel and clay.

Average annual rainfall is 300mm, and water is sourced from an equipped bore supplying two 50,000-itre water tanks.

The Brook

The Brook is an 824ha mixed farm in the Great Southern region, 35km from Cranbrook and 40km from Kojonup.

Suited to dryland cropping and livestock breeding, backgrounding and finishing, the property is underpinned by a reliable 590mm climate.

Around 570ha is arable and growing wheat, barley, canola and lupins, with the balance currently supporting sheep.

The Brook at Cranbrook is set up for mixed farming. Photo: LAWD

The soil types are a mix of sandy loam, gravel, gravelly loam with some areas of pale deep sand, watered by a number of dams.

Improvements include a four-stand shearing shed, sheep yards, a fertiliser shed and a grain silo.

Argent’s

The Duckworth family, trading as Ultra Vires, is hoping to raise around $5.5M for succession planning by carving off a block from its larger holding Kuender Farm in the Wheatbelt.

The 1731ha Argent’s is located near Kuender and 30km north of Lake Grace, halfway between Perth and Esperance.

Aggregated by the Argent and Dixon families between 1969 and 1982, Argent’s has been owned by the Duckworths for more than 40 years.

There is a mixture of mallee and salmon gum duplex soils, sand over gravel, gravel and various depths of sandy loam with some sand.

Around 1401ha or 81 percent of the property is arable and growing mainly cereals, with some canola and lupins.

Argent’s is watered by 14 dams, supported by a 325mm average annual rainfall and is offered with limited infrastructure.

Elders Real Estate agent Amanda Milton said Argent’s will be offered to the market in whole or as three lots to allow locals to expand, with offers to purchase closing on February 26.

Harold Park and Carranya

Charles and Shayne Wass have listed their productive dryland cropping and livestock opportunity in Western Australia’s mid-west farming region for $4.58 million.

The 2761ha Harold Park and Carranya are situated 9km from Coorow, 13km from the Marchagee Co-Operative Bulk Handling site and 75km north of Moora.

The country is undulating with mixed soil types including gravelly clays, red, brown and yellow loams and chert.

The property has a diverse history of dryland cropping rotations with the 2023 program consisting of wheat (230ha), triticale (118ha), lupins (26ha), canola (100ha) and pasture renovation (396ha).

Harold Park and Carranya in the Coorow district. Photo: LAWD

Harold Park and Carranya are also used as a livestock operation with a focus on Dohne sheep.

It is rated to run 900 ewes but is equally suited to cattle and other livestock pursuits.

The holding is watered by five equipped bores, reticulating to a tank and trough network in a 381mm average annual rainfall region.

Structural improvements include a home, various sheds, a shearing shed with adjoining yards and 340 tonnes of grain silo storage.

LAWD agent Simon Wilkinson is handling the sale.

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