Northern NSW offerings showcase strong start to season

Linda Rowley, May 28, 2024

Kalua in the tightly held Pallamallawa district is for sale. Photo: Moree Real Estate

PROPERTIES on the market in northern New South Wales include Kalua at Pallamallawa, Midgee at Come By Chance, and Beaumont at Ashford.


A productive dryland cropping operation in northern NSW is expected to make between $12,500 and $15,000 an arable hectare when it goes to auction.

The 809ha Kalua, 10km north of Pallamallawa and 42km north-east of Moree, is being sold by Alistair and Penny Jones after 120 years of family ownership.

Moree Real Estate agent Paul Kelly said farming country in the Pallamallawa district is tightly held and the property is expected to generate mainly local interest.

Boasting self-mulching clay soils suited to both summer and winter crops, around 752ha is currently planted to barley and faba beans.

During crop fallows, zero-till practices are maintained to provide full ground cover.

For the past 10 years, a strategic weed plan has been effectively managing difficult to control weeds, in particular barnyard grass and feather-top Rhodes grass.

Kalua has double frontage to the Creamin Creek and is watered by a bore and two dams.

Infrastructure includes a four-bedroom home, sheep yards, a storage shed and 80 tonnes of grain storage.

Kalua, , including 597ha of barley and 155ha of faba beans, will be auctioned on June 21.


Offers over $12 million are being sought for Marty and Karen Brennan’s broadacre farming and grazing opportunity in the Pilliga district of northern NSW.

The 3897ha Midgee is located near Come By Chance, halfway between Walgett and Coonamble.

The relatively flat plains country is growing wheat, barley and chickpeas on grey-black self-mulching soils, in addition to 200ha of forage sorghum and oats.

The balance is grazing country boasting abundant buffel and Mitchell grass and currently running 250 cows and calves and 350 crossbred lambs.

Midgee at Come By Chance is currently growing winter crops and forage crops. Photo: Rural Property NSW

At the beginning of May, Midgee had received around 264mm for the calendar year.

Water is also secured by a bore and two dams.

Infrastructure includes a four-bedroom home, a three-bedroom workers’ quarters, a two-bedroom cottage, a four-stand shearing shed, sheep and cattle yards, numerous sheds and five silos with almost 3000t of grain storage.

Rural Property NSW agent Michael Guest is handling the sale which includes the current winter crop.


John and Trish Bellinger’s Northern Tablelands grazing and irrigation opportunity has been listed for $7.2m after failing to sell at auction.

The 1194ha Beaumont, 7km east of Ashford and 52km north of Inverell, is described as a versatile, well improved backgrounding and finishing depot.

The property has a good mix of soil types from alluvial flats along the Severn River rising to soft trap with some steeper areas.

Under the current management, Beaumont has been run as a self-replacing sheep and cattle enterprise with cash cropping.

Beaumont is estimated to run 6800DSE, however the Bellingers believe these numbers could be increased by direct drilling more than 300ha to pastures.

Around 80ha is currently under lucerne, and this area could be increased, with irrigation also suited to a range of cash and small crops.

Beaumont at Ashford includes some irrigation and frontage to the Severn River. Photo: Nutrien Harcourts GDL

Receiving around 750mm of rainfall annually, Beaumont has 10km of double frontage to the Severn River, 15 dams, four pivots and three water licences totalling 150ML.

The irrigation is used to grow forage crops to finish cattle and sheep to safeguard stock turn-off in any season.

Infrastructure includes two homes, one circa 1920, a four-stand shearing shed, sheep yards, steel cattle yards and numerous sheds.

The sale is being handled by Nutrien Harcourts GDL agent Jeff Garland.


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