NSW mixed farms, WA’s Coombrae list

Linda Rowley, May 15, 2023

The Kilrea Aggregation on the south-west slopes of NSW comprises seven holdings. Photo: Elders

AN AGGREGATION in the tightly-held Bribbaree district and two Western Division mixed-farming properties in New South Wales as well as Western Australia’s Coombrae are among the properties on the market this month.

Sinclairs offer Kilrea Aggregation

Roger and Sue Sinclair have listed their mixed-farming  operation on the south-west slopes region of New South Wales offering incoming purchasers scale or expansion.

The 1528ha Kilrea Aggregation is situated in the tightly held district of Bribbaree, 54km from Young and 63km from Temora.

The commercial cropping, lamb and cattle operation comprises seven holdings which have been aggregated over the past 20-30 years by the Sinclairs, who are now retiring.

The country is a mix of red loam running to red and grey clays suitable for cropping, fattening livestock or fodder production.

Elders agent Rachelle Barnett has been appointed to sell Kilrea, and said the holdings have been superbly managed.

“Each block is offered with a five-year paddock history, soil tests and 2023 farm plan,” Ms Barnett said.

“The Sinclairs have also significantly invested in infrastructure including grain storage sheds, silos, hay and machinery sheds, wool sheds, sheep and cattle yards.”

Ms Barnett said there has been good inquiry from locals and away.

“It ranges from corporates to producers seeking expansion with an individual or a combination of blocks, as well as families entering into a partnership to acquire the property as a whole.”

The Kilrea Aggregation is being offered for sale as a whole or as seven individual parcels comprising:

  • 318ha Wyoming: 124ha barley, 194ha established pastures and 11 dams;
  • 363ha Trandee: 20ha oats, 150ha wheat, 140ha established pastures running sheep plus six dams;
  • 224ha Willandra: Cattle-fattening block, 24ha canola and 40ha lucerne and clover. Bribbaree Creek frontage, three dams and a bore;
  • 230ha Telavive: 60ha barley, 149ha established and native pastures running sheep. Bribbaree Creek frontage, three dams and a bore;
  • 199ha Walsh: 44ha wheat, 50ha oats, balance established pasture running sheep. Bribbaree Creek frontage, three dams and a bore;
  • 53ha Grassdale: 40ha canola, Bribbaree Creek frontage and three dams;
  • 140ha Kilrea home block: 85ha wheat, balance established pastures, and includes a fully renovated four-bedroom homestead.

Expressions of interest for the Kilrea Aggregation close on June 8, with the Sinclairs offering a range of flexible settlement options including crop in or crop out.

Karinya, Mangalore for sale in Western Division

Nutrien Russell Property and Livestock principal David Russell has listed two mixed farming and grazing properties in the Western Division of NSW for $6.2M each.

The 4450ha Karinya at Hermidale, 35km north-east of Nymagee and 85km south-west of Nyngan, is being offloaded by Rowan Glover after four years of ownership.

During his tenure, Mr Glover has undertaken a massive improvement program including new dams and yards and clearing fence lines.

Karinya is situated at the headwall of the Whitbarrow Creek System which disperses across the property and provides beneficial flooding.

Although it has not been farmed this year, around 3600ha is arable.

Previously, the gentle undulating red loam soils have been sown to canola, wheat, oats and barley.

Karinya is growing a large variety of natural summer and winter herbages that can support 3000DSE; it is currently running 4500 Dorper ewes and followers.

Mr Russell said Karinya features Dorper-proof fencing, good water and great access to the sealed Hermidale and Nymagee roads.

Hermidale property Karinya is on the market for $6.2M. Photo: Nutrien Russell Property and Livestock

After 46 years of ownership, the Curran family has listed the 3488ha Mangalore after it failed to sell at auction.

Mangalore is situated 19km south of Hermidale and 65km south-west of Nyngan, close to the diverse cropping and breeding aggregation Rewa which the Currans sold in March for $6M.

The country is undulating with soft red and chocolate soils and is heavily grassed with natural pastures and good stands of buffel.

It benefits from the Whitbarrow and local creek flood out systems, as well as 10 dams and a bore.

Apart from sheltered tree lines, most of the property is arable and clean, but has not been farmed for five years.

Neighbouring properties are growing wheat and oats.

Mangalore is currently carrying a good body of dry feed that can run 350 cows and followers and seasonal sheep but is presently destocked.

Improvements include a four-stand shearing shed, steel sheep and cattle yards, a grain storage shed.

WA’s Coombrae remains on market

The Western Australian cropping operation, Coombrae Aggregation remains on the market listed for $18m.
Amalgamated over almost 100 years by one family, the operation features 7737ha of good-quality  medium loamy soils and is located east of Hyden, 300km south-east of Perth.

Elders Real Estate Narrogin agent Jeff Douglas said the Coombrae Aggregation was one of the best large-scale broadacre farming properties of commercial scale brought to market in recent years.

“It offers the corporate or larger private buyers the chance to acquire a significant landholding and gain a commercial foothold in the area,” Mr Douglas said.

Coombrae is on the market after being passed in at auction. Photo: Elders

The property has a history of producing wheat, canola, barley and legumes, with sheep grazing on parts of the property.

“After a long period of running a sheep-grazing enterprise, the family has worked hard to transform the property into a highly productive cropping operation which has achieved outstanding results.”

“As is often the case in the eastern wheatbelt, the owners have managed to grow substantial yielding crops with relatively low inputs, thereby generating higher profits,” Mr Douglas said.

Water is supplied by dams, two bores and rainwater tanks.

Extensive infrastructure includes several sheds, grain silos and three houses.


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